William Pennefather

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Commander (retired) William Pennefather, R.N. (2 April, 1887 – 31 March, 1956) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Natal, the son of Lt. Col. E. Pennefather.

Pennefather was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 October, 1908.

Pennefather was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the destroyer Success on 30 August, 1914.[1] He was blamed for wrecking her off Fifeness on 27 December, 1914 when approaching an unlighted coast.

Pennefather was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 October, 1916.

Pennefather was promoted to the rank of Flight Commander on 12 February, 1917 and was appointed to President for Polegate Air Station on 17 March, 1917.

Post-War

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 26 April, 1920, Pennefather proceeded to Dar es Salaam and was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 2 April, 1927.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald B. C. Hutchinson
Captain of H.M.S. Success
30 Aug, 1914[2] – 27 Dec, 1914[3]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 382.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 382.
  3. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. pp. 30, 31.