William Rudolph Slayter DSO, DSC, RN

Born  13 Feb 1896
Died  30 Apr 1971(75)

Ranks

15 Sep 1913 Mid.
15 Sep 1915 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1916 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1917 Lt.
15 Apr 1925 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1930 Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Capt.
8 Jan 1947 Rear-Admiral
15 Aug 1950 Vice-Admiral
15 Sep 1953 Admiral

Retired: 16 Dec 1954


Decorations

20 Sep 1918 DSC
1 Sep 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
21 Dec 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
7 Mar 1944 DSO
4 Sep 1945 CB
5 Jun 1952 KCB

Warship Commands listed for William Rudolph Slayter, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Liverpool (11)Capt.Light cruiser30 Sep 19417 Oct 1942
HMS Newfoundland (59)Capt.Light cruiser13 Oct 194228 Sep 1943

Career information

He survived the loss of HMS Queen Mary on 31/5/16, one of 'very few'.

He was XO of HMS Devonshire 2/34-10/36.

He became CoS CinC Home Fleet 8/11/43 as Cdre1 to Adm Sir Bruce Fraser & to Adm Sir Henry Moore 14/6/44-6/45.

Post war he was CO "Excellent" 9/45-1/47, RAC 2CS 5/49-9/50, CinC East Indies 8/52-8/54.

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