Tom Kenneth Triggs

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Acting Commander Tom Kenneth Triggs, A.M., R.N. (10 February, 1884 – 6 December, 1917) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Triggs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 10 August, 1904.

Triggs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 10 August, 1912.

Triggs was promoted to the rank of acting Commander on 20 August, 1916. He was appointed to the second class protected cruiser Highflyer as executive officer on 13 April, 1917.

Triggs was killed in the explosion in Halifax, having volunteered to take a boat from Highflyer to try to reduce the carnage likely to result from the burning munitions ship Mont Blanc. He was posthumously awarded the Albert Medal in gold for lifesaving action, as he was entirely aware of the grave jeopardy his exertions entailed.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. C 3
17 Aug, 1908[1] – 8 Feb, 1913
Succeeded by
Edward W. B. Ryan
Preceded by
George H. Pownall
Captain of H.M.S. Onyx
22 Aug, 1913[2] – 1 Nov, 1915
Succeeded by
Stopford C. Douglas
Preceded by
George H. Pownall
Commander (S), First Submarine Flotilla
22 Aug, 1913[3] – 1 Nov, 1915
Succeeded by
Stopford C. Douglas
Preceded by
Sir Charles R. Blane
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
1 Nov, 1915[4] – 13 Apr, 1917
Succeeded by
Charles W. L. Meynell
Preceded by
George B. Lewis
Commander (S), Fifth Submarine Flotilla
1 Nov, 1915[5] – 13 Apr, 1917
Succeeded by
Henry D. Gill

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 385.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396h.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396h.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398pp.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398pp.