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'''William Richmond Fell''', ( – ) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} (retired) '''William Richmond Fell''', C.B.E., D.S.C. (31 January, 1897 – ) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Fell was a special entry to the Training Establishment, passing out on 1 April, 1916.  After a week in {{UK-Centurion}} he was appointed to the {{UK-Warspite|f=t}} on 21 April, 1916.  He fought in her at the [[Battle of Jutland]] as part of the {{UK-BS|5}}.
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On 8 July 1918 he was appointed to ''Dolphin'' for a course in submarines.
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Fell was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 30 June, 1919.
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Fell was promoted to the rank of {{LCommRN}} on 30 June, 1927.
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==World War II==
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Fell was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 January, 1942.
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In 1947, he was acquitted in a Court Martial on charges he had hazarded H.M.S. ''Bonaventure''.
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Fell was granted the war service rank of {{CaptRN}} upon his reversion to the Retired List on 25 March, 1948.
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==See Also==
 
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Latest revision as of 11:56, 7 January 2021

Captain (retired) William Richmond Fell, C.B.E., D.S.C. (31 January, 1897 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Fell was a special entry to the Training Establishment, passing out on 1 April, 1916. After a week in Centurion he was appointed to the battleship Warspite on 21 April, 1916. He fought in her at the Battle of Jutland as part of the Fifth Battle Squadron.

On 8 July 1918 he was appointed to Dolphin for a course in submarines.

Fell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1919.

Fell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1927.

World War II

Fell was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Commander on 31 January, 1942.

In 1947, he was acquitted in a Court Martial on charges he had hazarded H.M.S. Bonaventure.

Fell was granted the war service rank of Captain upon his reversion to the Retired List on 25 March, 1948.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Kenneth J. T. Southgate
Captain of H.M.S. H 31
28 Feb, 1927[1] – 14 Dec, 1927
Succeeded by
William D. Stephens
Preceded by
Arthur S. Lindsell
Captain of H.M.S. L 11
10 Apr, 1928
Succeeded by
Bernard W. Galpin
Preceded by
William R. Richardson
Captain of H.M.S. L 3
1 Jan, 1929[2] – 15 Apr, 1930
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Frank G. Emley
Captain of H.M.S. L 5
4 Mar, 1930 – 15 Apr, 1930
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edward M. Loly
Captain of H.M.S. Oxley
15 Jan, 1932[3] – 26 Jan, 1934
Succeeded by
John G. Wood
Preceded by
Cyril J. Firth
Captain of H.M.S. L 69
8 Feb, 1936 – 17 Feb, 1936
Succeeded by
William R. Fell
Preceded by
William R. Fell
Captain of H.M.S. L 69
3 Mar, 1936 – 16 Mar, 1936
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William K. R. Cross
Captain of H.M.S. H 28
26 Sep, 1938 – 15 Oct, 1938
Succeeded by
Donald E. Mansfield
Preceded by
Randall T. Gordon-Duff
Captain of H.M.S. H 31
2 Aug, 1939 – 20 Sep, 1939
Succeeded by
Peter R. Ward
Preceded by
John S. Wraith
Captain of H.M.S. H 43
1 Jan, 1940 – c. Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
Lawrence St. G. Rich
Preceded by
Geoffrey M. Sladen
Captain of H.M.S. Titania
early 1943 – 18 Jan, 1944
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Brunton

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 243.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 249.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 258.