Richard Charles Arthur Littleton

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Commander (retired) Richard Charles Arthur Littleton, R.N. (1 February, 1888 – 21 November, 1945) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Warwick Square, S.W. the son of Rear-Admiral the Hon. C. A. Littleton.

Littleton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 August, 1910.

Littleton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 August, 1918.

Littleton was appointed in command of the destroyer Pylades on 5 November, 1918.[1]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Volunteer on 29 October, 1919.[2]

Littleton was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 31 October, 1929.

World War II

Littleton died of lung cancer.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Wellwood G. C. Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Usk
16 Sep, 1915[3] – 25 Apr, 1917
Succeeded by
Eric P. Vivian
Preceded by
Keith R. Farquharson
Captain of H.M.S. Rattlesnake
25 Apr, 1917[4] – Dec, 1917
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Gibson
Preceded by
Arthur K. Gibson
Captain of H.M.S. Acheron
Dec, 1917 – 6 Aug, 1918
Succeeded by
Basil R. Poë
Preceded by
Henry A. Binmore
Captain of H.M.S. Pylades
5 Nov, 1918[5] – 21 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Humphrey B. Jacomb
Preceded by
John E. Phayre
Captain of H.M.S. Mischief
21 Mar, 1919 – Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Volunteer
29 Oct, 1919[6] – May, 1921
Succeeded by
John H. Jauncey

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 886.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 896.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398u.
  4. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397i.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 886.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 896.