Thomas John Spence Lyne

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Rear-Admiral SIR Thomas John Spence Lyne, K.C.V.O., C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (25 September, 1869 – 25 December, 1955) was an officer of the Royal Navy. He was the first man in over half a century to rise from the lower deck to reach the rank of Captain, and the first to attain Flag Rank, albeit on the Retired List.

Early Life & Career

Lyne entered the service as a Boy, Second Class on 15 December, 1884.

Lyne was made Gunner on 16 February, 1898.

Lyne was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 26 June, 1902.

Lyne was appointed in command of the tug/special service vessel Traveller from 28 June, 1902 to 22 May, 1903.

Lyne was specially promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1919.[1]

On 25 August, 1925, Lyne was appointed a Companion in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.).[2] On the same day, his fifty-fifth birthday, he was placed on the Retired List for age.[3] He was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 3 April, 1931.[4]

In the King's Birthday Honours of 1935, Spence Lyne was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) on 3 June.[5] He was knighted by the King at an investiture held at Buckingham Palace on 9 July.[6]

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Adml. Sir Thomas Lyne" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 28 December, 1955. Issue 53413, col C, pg. 11.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William Platt
Captain of H.M.S. Traveller
30 Jun, 1902[7] – 22 May, 1903
Succeeded by
William T. Ahearn
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Snipe
Nov, 1904 – Nov, 1906
Succeeded by
Sydney H. Tennyson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M. T.B. 11
11 May, 1907[8] – 27 Jul, 1908
Succeeded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Preceded by
Sydney H. Tennyson
Captain of H.M.S. Kinsha
28 Jul, 1908 – Aug, 1911
Succeeded by
Clive C. H. Maitland-Addison
Preceded by
Reginald Henniker-Heaton
Captain of H.M.S. Sharpshooter
8 Jan, 1912 – Jun, 1912
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur T. Blackwood
Captain of H.M.S. Ringdove
4 Jun, 1912[9] – late 1912
Succeeded by
Longuet M. Darbyshire
Preceded by
Wilfred Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Assistance
20 Apr, 1920 – 10 Jan, 1921
Succeeded by
Ronald E. Chilcott
Preceded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall
Inspecting Captain of Mechanical Training Establishments
10 Jan, 1921 – Nov, 1922
Succeeded by
Horace W. Longden
Preceded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall
Captain of H.M.S. Indus
11 Jan, 1921 – 15 Aug, 1922
Succeeded by
Station Shut Down
Preceded by
Lawrence L. Dundas
Captain of H.M.S. Blenheim
1 Nov, 1922[10] – 22 Aug, 1924
Succeeded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Preceded by
Berwick Curtis
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
22 Aug, 1924 – 25 Aug, 1925
Succeeded by
Niel O'Neill
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 31112. p. 364. 7 January, 1919.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 33078. p. 5627. 25 August, 1925.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 33079. p. 5968. 28 August, 1925.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 33706. p. 2332. 10 April, 1931.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 34166. p. 3600. (Supplement) 3 June, 1935.
  6. "Court Circular" (Court and Social). The Times. Wednesday, 10 July, 1935. Issue 47112, col B, p. 17.
  7. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 308a.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1908). p. 400a.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 368.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 219.