Charles Philip Clarke

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Rear-Admiral Charles Philip Clarke, C.B., D.S.O. (14 December, 1898 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of solicitor C. P. Clarke, Esq. Perhaps born in Taunton.

In August 1914, Clarke was sent to the battleship Queen.

On 29 March 1916, he was ordered to return to England.

On 25 April, 1916 he was appointed to the battleship Royal Sovereign. He fought in her at the Battle of Jutland a little over one month later.

On 16 October 1916 he was admitted to Plymouth Hospital with a skin condition, being allowed three weeks to recover.

On 23 July 1917 he was ordered to Vernon to receive instruction in a three-day Torpedo Control course. Upon emerging, he was assigned to the patrol boat P50, but this was cancelled. Instead, on 10 September he was appointed to the destroyer Miranda, where he remained until 14 December, 1918. Clarke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1918.

Clarke was appointed in command of the destroyer Retriever on 27 August, 1919.[1]

Clarke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1926.

Clarke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1932.

Clarke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1938.

World War II

Clarke was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 January, 1948.

Retired 1 May 1951.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert I. N. Lyon
Captain of H.M.S. Retriever
27 Aug, 1919[2]
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Hill
Preceded by
George H. Faulkner
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
31 Jul, 1939 – 22 Mar, 1941
Succeeded by
Stuart H. Paton
Preceded by
Edward M. Evans-Lombe
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
27 Nov, 1943 – 8 Aug, 1944
Succeeded by
Cromwell F. J. Lloyd-Davies
Preceded by
Cromwell F. J. Lloyd-Davies
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
23 Oct, 1944 – 22 Nov, 1945
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Marcel H. A. Kelsey
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
Jun, 1948 – 10 Oct, 1950
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 854.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 854.