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Midshipman Ward was appointed to the {{UK-Swiftsure|f=t}} on 17 July, 1905.{{NLDec05|p. 381}}  While serving aboard ''Swiftsure'', Ward was promoted to {{SubRN}} on 15 June, 1906.<ref>Ward Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/300}}</ref>
 
Midshipman Ward was appointed to the {{UK-Swiftsure|f=t}} on 17 July, 1905.{{NLDec05|p. 381}}  While serving aboard ''Swiftsure'', Ward was promoted to {{SubRN}} on 15 June, 1906.<ref>Ward Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/300}}</ref>
  
Ward was appointed to the {{UK-Talbot|f=t}} on 9 August, 1907  Ward was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 31 December, 1908 while serving aboard her.<ref>Ward Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/300}}</ref>
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Ward was appointed to the {{UK-Talbot|f=t}} on 9 August, 1907  Ward was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 31 December, 1908 while serving aboard her.  It was possibly during his time in ''Talbot'' that Ward developed an interest in submarines, to judge by a November 1908 report by [[Bentinck John Davies Yelverton|Captain Yelverton]]: "Rec'd for S/Ms & for promotion".<ref>Ward Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/300}}</ref>
  
 
Upon leaving ''Talbot'', Ward began his career in submarines upon appointment to the {{UK-Mercury}} "for instr[uctio]n in S/M's" on 11 January, 1909.  After completing the instructional course he served in submarines attached to ''Mercury'' at Portsmouth from 1 April, 1909.<ref>Ward Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/300}}</ref>
 
Upon leaving ''Talbot'', Ward began his career in submarines upon appointment to the {{UK-Mercury}} "for instr[uctio]n in S/M's" on 11 January, 1909.  After completing the instructional course he served in submarines attached to ''Mercury'' at Portsmouth from 1 April, 1909.<ref>Ward Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/50/300}}</ref>

Revision as of 15:57, 30 April 2014

Captain Victor Essendene Ward (17 February, 1887 – 25 January, 1965) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Midshipman Ward was appointed to the battleship Swiftsure on 17 July, 1905.[1] While serving aboard Swiftsure, Ward was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant on 15 June, 1906.[2]

Ward was appointed to the second class protected cruiser Talbot on 9 August, 1907 Ward was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1908 while serving aboard her. It was possibly during his time in Talbot that Ward developed an interest in submarines, to judge by a November 1908 report by Captain Yelverton: "Rec'd for S/Ms & for promotion".[3]

Upon leaving Talbot, Ward began his career in submarines upon appointment to the Mercury "for instr[uctio]n in S/M's" on 11 January, 1909. After completing the instructional course he served in submarines attached to Mercury at Portsmouth from 1 April, 1909.[4]

On 1 July, 1911, Ward was appointed additional to the protected cruiser-turned-depôt ship Arrogant for service with submarines of either Section IV or Section V.[5][6]

Ward was appointed in command of the submarine A 2 on 8 November, 1911.[7]

Ward was appointed in command of the submarine A 6 on 8 March, 1912.[8]

Ward was appointed in command of the submarine C 18 on 2 August, 1912.[9]

Ward was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1916.[10]

He was appointed in command of the submarine K 12 on 27 October, 1919.[11]

Ward was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1922.[12]

Ward was promoted to the rank of Captain on the Retired List on 18 July, 1933.[13]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 381.
  2. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  3. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  4. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1912). pp. 270, 270b, 280.
  6. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  7. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  8. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  9. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  10. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 796.
  12. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300
  13. Ward Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/300

Bibliography

Service Records

Naval Appointments