Cecil Burnaby Prickett

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Rear-Admiral Cecil Burnaby Prickett, Royal Navy (4 December, 1882 – ?) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Prickett was made a Lieutenant on 30 June, 1904[1] and to Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1912.[2]

He was appointed to the Pembroke Barracks in October of that .[3]

As Lieutenant-Commander he was appointed Gunnery Officer of New Zealand on 27 June, 1914 and was present at the Battle of Dogger Bank, before being appointed as Gunnery Officer of Princess Royal on 23, July 1915, serving there at the Battle of Jutland, where for his services he was promoted to Commander.

Prickett was promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1916.[4]

On 24 September, 1917 Prickett was appointed Gunnery Commander to Vice-Admiral Pakenham in Lion.[5]

He was appointed to the Department of the Director of Naval Equipment on 28 April, 1919.[6]

Loaned to the New Zealand government, he was appointed to the light cruiser Chatham as commander on 15 July, 1920.[7]

In May 1925, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Curacoa.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cecil N. Reyne
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
15 May, 1925[8] – 16 May, 1927
Succeeded by
Francis T. B. Tower
Preceded by
Kenneth G. B. Dewar
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence
15 Jun, 1927 – 15 Jun, 1929
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Evans
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Norfolk
14 Jan, 1930 – 28 Dec, 1931
Succeeded by
James F. Somerville
Preceded by
Bruce A. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Effingham
22 Apr, 1932[9] – Apr, 1934[10]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Coppinger
Preceded by
Colin A. M. Sarel
Captain of H.M.S. Frobisher
23 Apr, 1932 – 1932
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Forster
Preceded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
20 Jun, 1932 – 30 Sep, 1932
Succeeded by
Colin A. G. Hutchison


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 62.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1915). p. 69e.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 353.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 345.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 832.
  6. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 1825.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 345.
  8. Day of month taken from predecessor. Reyne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 98.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 235.
  10. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.