James Powell

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Rear-Admiral James Powell, D.S.O., R.N. (19 June, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in London, the son of J. Powell, Esq..

Powell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1908.

In the Gerat War, Powell served as navigating officer in Faulknor until being placed in Royalist for the same work on 2 January, 1916. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1916 and on 8 July 1918 was appointed navigator in Donegal.

Powell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1922.

Powell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1927.

World War II

Powell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 30 June, 1940.

In February 1944 he was made Commodore, Second Class Superintendent, Taranto and Italian Ports, vice F[illeg].

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert C. Mayo
Commander, First Minesweeping Flotilla
31 Aug, 1930[1] – 17 Oct, 1931[2]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey J. A. Miles
Preceded by
Herbert C. Mayo
Captain of H.M.S. Pangbourne
1 Sep, 1930 – 17 Oct, 1931[3]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey J. A. Miles
Preceded by
Francis H. G. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Sandhurst
19 Dec, 1931[4] – May, 1933
Succeeded by
George H. Creswell
Preceded by
Cecil N. Reyne
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
2 Jul, 1934[5] – 21 Jul, 1936
Succeeded by
Guy L. Warren
Preceded by
Edward B. Cloete
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
21 Jul, 1936[6] – 5 Sep, 1939[7]
Succeeded by
Colin S. Thomson
Preceded by
Edward B. Cloete
Commodore-in-Charge, Portland
21 Jul, 1936[8] – 5 Sep, 1939[9]
Succeeded by
Aubrey B. Fanshawe
as Commander of Dockyard, etc.
Preceded by
Henry B. Maltby
as Captain in Charge of H.M. Naval Establishments, Bermuda
Naval Officer in Charge, Bermuda Royal Dockyard
c. Dec, 1938[10]c. mid 1940[11]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Knox-Little
as Commodore in Charge, H.M. Dockyard Bermuda

Footnotes

  1. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/115. f. ?.
  2. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/115. f. ?.
  3. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/115. f. ?.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 271.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 220.
  6. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/115. f. 117.
  7. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 219.
  9. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/76. f. 432.
  10. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/115. f. 117.
  11. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/115. f. 117.