Ronald Hamilton Curzon Hallifax

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Vice-Admiral Ronald Hamilton Curzon Hallifax, C.B. (24 July, 1885 – 6 November, 1943) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Captain Hallifax, R.N. was born in Bilton. He gained three and a half months' time on passing out of Britannia in mid-May of 1902.

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1907.

Hallifax was was appointed as navigating officer in Queen Elizabeth on 9 October 1914. Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1915 and served in the ship at the Battle of Jutland.

He served in Queen Elizabeth to February, 1917, when he transferred to Iron Duke as navigator, where he remained until being appointed in command of Plucky on 9 May, 1918.

Hallifax was appointed in command of the destroyer Seafire on 28 September, 1918.[1]

Post-War

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1919.

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1927.

Hallifax was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dartmouth in December, 1928.

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 August, 1938.

Hallifax was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 February, 1942.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Gordon A. Coles
Captain of H.M.S. Plucky
9 May, 1918 – 28 Sep, 1918
Succeeded by
Patrick W. R. Weir
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Seafire
28 Sep, 1918[2] – 20 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Preceded by
Charles G. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Voyager
15 Mar, 1919 – 9 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Herbert M. Hughes
Preceded by
George C. H. Lawson
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
9 Apr, 1919[3] – 2 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
Richard M. Welby
Preceded by
Joseph H. L. Yorke
Captain of H.M.S. Dartmouth
29 Dec, 1928[4] – May, 1929
Succeeded by
John G. Bower
Preceded by
Frank Elliott
Captain of H.M.S. Wallace
16 Aug, 1929 – 16 Aug, 1931
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Preceded by
Frank Elliott
Captain (D), Fifth Destroyer Flotilla
16 Aug, 1929 – 16 Aug, 1931
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Preceded by
William J. Whitworth
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
25 Jul, 1936 – 16 Aug, 1938
Succeeded by
Edward N. Syfret

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 905.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 905.
  3. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 902.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 230.