Victor Essendene Ward

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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.[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