Charles Fraser Harrington Churchill

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Commander (retired) Charles Fraser Harrington Churchill, D.S.C. (19 March, 1899 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reserve Officer Major H. Churchill emerged from the Training Establishment in August, 1914 and was appointed to the battleship London, in which he served through 29 August, 1916 when he was ordered home. He then served in the battlecruiser Renown until 13 August, 1917.

After a week-long course in Torpedo Control, he served in the patrol boat P59 and then, from 25 March 1918 in the "S" Class destroyer Scimitar through the end of the war.

Churchill was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 25 February, 1920.

Churchill was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 25 February, 1928.

World War II

Churchill was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Commander on 19 March, 1944.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh M. Barnes
Captain of H.M.S. Vivacious
May, 1928 – Oct, 1928
Succeeded by
William G. Gerard
Preceded by
Robert B. Wilmot-Sitwell
Captain of H.M.S. Seraph
Oct, 1928[1] – 16 Aug, 1930[2]
Succeeded by
Robert H. D. Lane
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
22 Dec, 1930 – 25 Apr, 1931
Succeeded by
Eric J. Shelley
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Bulldog
25 Apr, 1931[3] – 12 Mar, 1934
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Alkin
Preceded by
John G. L. Dundas
Captain of H.M.S. Folkestone
Oct, 1939 – 12 Jul, 1941
Succeeded by
David E. G. Wemyss
Preceded by
James G. W. Deneys
Captain of H.M.S. Vanoc
15 Dec, 1941 – Jun, 1943[4]
Succeeded by
Peter R. Ward
Preceded by
Richard Horncastle
Captain of H.M.S. Inglefield
3 Jun, 1943 – 25 Feb, 1944
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Eric G. May
Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
15 Feb, 1944[5] – 19 Mar, 1944[6]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Eric G. May
Captain of H.M.S. Faulknor
Apr, 1944 – 19 Dec, 1944
Succeeded by
Douglas E. Holland-Martin
Preceded by
Walter E. H. Hubble
Captain of H.M.S. Abercrombie
12 Mar, 1945 – 1 Dec, 1945
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 268.
  2. This could be 16 June... Service Record hard to read.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 218.
  4. Day of month not legible in Service Record preview.
  5. Churchill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/121/156. f. ?.
  6. Churchill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/121/156. f. ?.