Stephen Harry Tolson Arliss

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Stephen Harry Tolson Arliss, C.B., D.S.O. (11 July, 1895 – 6 November, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Unusually, Arliss has "(Independent)" written in where his guardian upon entry was to be noted. Upon passing out of the training ship H.M.S. Britannia on 15 May 1913, he was appointed to the battleship Hercules, in which he served until 15 October 1915.[1]

After a month in the heavy cruiser Berwick, Arliss was sent to join the sweeping sloop Snowdrop on 22 November, 1915. In mid-May 1916 he was sent to hospital in Drogheda[?] Hospital following an accident whose nature is illegible. In June, he was thanked for lending valuable assistance to the Officer Commanding Troops, Drogheda in countering the Irish Rebellion.[2]

Arliss left Snowdrop when he was appointed to a Torpedo Control course at Vernon on 4 December, 1916.[3]

On 5 January 1917 he was appointed to the destroyer Surprise. He transferred to the destroyer Lance at some point. In March of 1917 he transferred to Skilful and then to Miranda soon thereafter.[4]

On 10 September 1917 he was appointed to Viking. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1917, he was superseded in his appointment when he suffered a leg fracture involving both his tibia and fibula on 11 December 1917. He found himself in Chatham Royal Naval Hospital for treatment. He was found fit on 14 January, 1918.[5]

Arliss commanded the trawler Arthur Lessimore from 28 December, 1920 to May of that year, at which time he became her first Lieutenant. On 5 August, he was appointed to the sweeping sloop Wistaria.[6]

On 7 June 1923 he was appointed to the destroyer Wivern. He remained in her until late 1925, being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1925.[7]

Arliss was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1931.[8]

Arliss was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1937.[9]

World War II

Appointed to the flotilla leader Napier on 16 September 1940 to help prepare the ship for completion and commissioning.[10]

Arliss would commanded Napier at the Battle of Crete.[11]

Arliss was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 July, 1946.[12]

Arliss retired on 29 November, 1949 and was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 May, 1950.[13]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Saltburn
14 Dec, 1918[14] – 1 Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
John A. V. Morse
Preceded by
Bernard A. W. Warburton-Lee
Captain of H.M.S. Sterling
30 Mar, 1926[15] – Feb, 1929[16]
Succeeded by
Frank C. Husband-Clutton
Preceded by
Donald C. Morrison
Captain of H.M.S. Waterhen
19 Oct, 1929[17][18] – 24 Jun, 1930[19]
Succeeded by
John S. Crawford
Preceded by
Hilary D. Owen
Captain of H.M.S. Thruster
24 Aug, 1932[20][21] – 26 Jul, 1933[22]
Succeeded by
Clifford Caslon
Preceded by
Albert L. Poland
Captain of H.M.S. Delight
Nov, 1934[23] – 17 Dec, 1934
Succeeded by
Francis J. Wylie
Preceded by
Francis J. Wylie
Captain of H.M.S. Wild Swan
17 Dec, 1934[24] – 11 Sep, 1936[25]
Succeeded by
Robert C. M. White
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hero
Oct, 1936[26] – 8 Jul, 1937[27]
Succeeded by
Peter G. L. Cazalet
Preceded by
New Position
Naval Attaché to Chile, Peru and Ecuador
22 Apr, 1938 – 26 May, 1940
Succeeded by
Archibald C. W. Domvile
Preceded by
Llewellyn V. Morgan
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
24 Oct, 1940[28]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Norman V. Grace
Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
10 Aug, 1944 – 10 Feb, 1946
Succeeded by
Vivian J. Voelcker

Footnotes

  1. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  2. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  3. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  4. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  5. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  6. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  7. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  8. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  9. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  10. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  11. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  12. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  13. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 860.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 270.
  16. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  17. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  18. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 287.
  19. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  20. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  21. "Command of the Thruster." The Times (London, England), 24 Aug. 1932, p. 15.
  22. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  23. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 292.
  25. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  26. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 248.
  27. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.
  28. Arliss Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/66. f. 66.