William Dion Irvin

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Captain (retired) William Dion Irvin, C.B.E., R.N. (8 December, 1870 – 12 September, 1956) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Irvin was appointed in command of the destroyer Usk on 5 September, 1909.[1]

He commanded the destroyer Moon at the Battle of Jutland, operating with the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.[2]

Irvin was promoted to the rank of Commander on 2 September, 1916. On 19 February, 1918 he was granted the rank of acting Captain.[3]

Irvin was awarded the C.B.E. for his valuable services as Commodore of Convoys, gazetted 27 May, 1919. He was placed on the Retired List on and advanced to the rank of Captain on 12 August, 1919.[4]

World War II

Irvin was summoned. He was placed back on the Retired List on 4 April, 1949 as medically unfit. He died in 1956 of heart ailments and pneumonia.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Captain of H.M.S. Dragon
Jun, 1905[6] – May, 1907
Succeeded by
John W. Nash
Preceded by
Reginald G. Copleston
Captain of H.M.S. Charger
16 Jul, 1907[7] – 1909
Succeeded by
Frank G. Terry
Preceded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Captain of H.M.S. Usk
5 Sep, 1909[8]
Succeeded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Basilisk
14 Sep, 1910[9]
Succeeded by
Adrian St. V. Keyes
Preceded by
Vincent L. Bowring
Captain of H.M. T.B. 35
? – 28 Jan, 1915[10]
Succeeded by
Vincent L. Bowring
Preceded by
Vincent L. Bowring
Captain of H.M. T.B. 35
3 Feb, 1915[11] – 3 May, 1915[12][13]
Succeeded by
Eric J. Shelley
Preceded by
Arthur G. Onslow
Captain of H.M.S. Moon
Jun, 1915[14] – mid 1916
Succeeded by
Norton A. Sulivan
Preceded by
Charles H. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Nereide
31 Jul, 1916[15] – 15 Nov, 1916[16][17]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Wyld
Preceded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Captain of H.M.S. Syren
15 Nov, 1916[18]
Succeeded by
Adam Ferguson
Preceded by
Colin A. G. Hutchinson
Captain of H.M.S. Mastiff
20 Jun, 1917[19] – 12 Sep, 1917[20]
Succeeded by
John Brooke
Preceded by
Basil H. Fanshawe
Captain of H.M.S. Imperieuse
5 Mar, 1919[21] – 31 Jul, 1919[22]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 389.
  2. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  3. Irvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/243. f. 315.
  4. Irvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/243. f. 315.
  5. Irvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/243. f. 315.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 303.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 292.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 389.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 282.
  10. Ship Log at naval-history.net.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396c.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396f.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 852.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398n.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398n.
  19. Irvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/243. f. 315.
  20. Irvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/243. f. 315.
  21. Irvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/243. f. 315.
  22. Irvin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/96/243. f. 315.