Ralph Leatham

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Admiral SIR Ralph Leatham, K.C.B. (3 March, 1886 – 10 March, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Heath, Yorkshire, the son of Samuel G. Leatham, Esq., Builder.

Leatham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1906.

Great War

Leatham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1914 while serving as torpedo officer in Carnarvon. On 13 April, 1915 he was appointed to the torpedo training school H.M.S. Vernon, additional

Leatham was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.

Leatham was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1924.

Leatham was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 January, 1936.

In 1937 he was appointed Chairman of the Ventilation Committee, vice Vice-Admiral Cunningham.

World War II

Leatham was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 August, 1939.

Leatham was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 9 December, 1943.

Retired 1 February, 1946.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter H. Leeke
Captain of H.M. T.B. 58
10 Apr, 1907 – 7 Jan, 1908
Succeeded by
Charles E. Maconochie
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 058
Preceded by
John C. S. Paterson
Captain of H.M.S. Winchester
15 Sep, 1921 – 16 Jan, 1922
Succeeded by
Francis D. Mowat
Preceded by
Wilfred N. Custance
Captain of H.M.S. Yarmouth
10 Jan, 1928 – Nov, 1928
Succeeded by
Alan F. W. Howard
Preceded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Captain of H.M.S. Despatch
Nov, 1928 – c. 6 Nov, 1928
Succeeded by
Guy L. Coleridge
Preceded by
Guy L. Coleridge
Captain of H.M.S. Durban
26 Nov, 1928[1] – 31 Aug, 1930
Succeeded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Preceded by
Henry D. Bridges
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
1 May, 1934 – 1935
Succeeded by
Alfred H. Taylor
Preceded by
Alfred H. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
25 Jul, 1935[2] – Jan, 1936
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Sir James F. Somerville
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies
Apr, 1939 – Apr, 1941
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Arbuthnot
as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Preceded by
Wilbraham T. R. Ford
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
Jan, 1942[3] – Dec, 1942[4]
Succeeded by
Sir Stuart S. Bonham-Carter
Preceded by
Charles M. Forbes
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
c. Aug, 1943 – 27 Nov, 1945[5]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 233.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 281.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  5. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.