Thomas Lawrie Shelford

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Captain Thomas Lawrie Shelford, Royal Navy (26 December, 1869 – 13 May, 1915) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

In December, 1884 Shelford passed out of H.M.S. Britannia.

Shelford was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, dated 14 May, 1889.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1903.[2]

Shelford was appointed in command of the battleship Hood on 22 October, 1909.[Citation needed]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1909.[3]

He was appointed to command the battleship Goliath on 8 May, 1913,[4] and died when she was lost on 13 May, 1915.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ernest G. Barton
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
1 Jan, 1907[6] – 1909
Succeeded by
John C. Watson
Preceded by
Lawrence de W. Satow
Captain of H.M.S. Hood
22 Oct, 1909[7] – mid 1910
Succeeded by
Arthur T. Taylor
Preceded by
Arthur R. Hulbert
Captain of H.M.S. Venus
1 May, 1912[8][9]
Succeeded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Preceded by
Arthur R. Hulbert
Captain of H.M.S. Blonde
20 Jan, 1913[10]
Succeeded by
William F. Blunt
Preceded by
Arthur R. Hulbert
Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla
20 Jan, 1913[11]
Succeeded by
William F. Blunt
Preceded by
Charles T. Borrett
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
8 May, 1913[12] – 13 May, 1915[13]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26111. p. 6800. 2 December, 1890.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27572. p. 4187. 3 July, 1903.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 324.
  5. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 96.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 369.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 328.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 390.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 286.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 286.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 324.
  13. Naval Operations. Volume II. pp. 407-8.