Walter Napier Thomason Beckett DSC, RN

Born  25 Mar 1893Bilasput, India
Died  10 Mar 1941(47)Saltash Hospital, Plymouth, England

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15 Sep 1910 Mid.
15 Jan 1913 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1914 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1915 Lt.
15 Nov 1923 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1929 Cdr.
30 Jun 1936 Capt.


12 May 1917 DSC
22 Apr 1925 MVO

Warship Commands listed for Walter Napier Thomason Beckett, RN

HMS Exeter (68)Capt.Heavy cruiser30 Nov 194010 Mar 1941 (+)

Career information

see also Capt. Walter Napier Thomason Beckett, MVO, DSC, RN (note; offsite link)

Events related to this officer

Heavy cruiser HMS Exeter (68)

10 Mar 1941
While the ship was completing her refit at Plymouth, the Commanding Officer of HMS Exeter, Capt. W.N.T. Beckett, MVO, DSC, RN (offsite link), died from complications resulting from surgery.

HMS Exeter was recommissioned this very same day at Plymouth by the Executive Officer. Her new Commanding Officer arrived the next day to take command.

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