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Taylor, Cuthbert Robert Holland

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-71880
 
Birth 15/11/1895 Death 22/08/1953
Place Weymouth Place (nk)
Area NS Area (nk)
Country Canada Country (nk)
 
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Honours CBE.
Awards
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 27/01/1912). He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Second Term) 1912. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 25/01/1914). He served in H.M.S. Berwick for Training 1914. He served in H.M.S. Caesar for Training 1916. He served in HMCS Niobe for Training 1916. He served in HMCS Rainbow for Training 1916. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1916). He served in HMCS Rainbow 1916. He served in HMCS Niobe 1916. He served in H.M.S. Victory II 1917. He served in H.M.S. Vivid for H.M.S. Acheron (Torpedo Boat Destroyer) 1917. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 05/06/1918). He served in H.M.S. Vivid for H.M.S. Acheron (Torpedo Boat Destroyer) 1918. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 05/11/1918). He served in H.M.S. Blenheim for H.M.S. Druid 1919. He served in H.M.S. Dido for H.M.S. Druid 1919. He served in H.M.S. Victory I 1919. He served in H.M.S. Blake for H.M.S. Parker 1919. He served in H.M.S. Hecla for H.M.S. Parker 1919. He served in H.M.S. Victory I 1919. He served in H.M.S. Carysfort 1919. He served in HMCS Guelph Depot 1921. He served in HMCS Guelph for NSHQ 1921. He served in HMCS Aurora-HMCS Patriot 1921. He served in HMCS Guelph for HMCS Patriot 1922. He served in HMCS Stadacona for HMCS Patriot 1923. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1923. He served in H.M.S. Pembroke for Gunnery School 1924. He served in H.M.S. Victory for Signals Navigation and Torpedo Schools 1924. He served in H.M.S. Woolwich for H.M.S. Teazer for Reserve Fleet Exercises 1924. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1924. He served in H.M.S. Dido 1924. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1925. He served in HMCS Stadacona for HMCS Ypres 1925. He served in HMCS Stadacona for HMCS Patriot (In command) 1925. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 05/08/1926). He served in NSHQ 1927. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1930. He served in H.M.S. Champion 1930. He served in H.M.S. Dorsetshire as First Lieutenant-Commander 1930. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1932. He served in NSHQ 1932. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 05/08/1934). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1934. He served in H.M.S. President for War Staff 1936. He served in H.M.S. Victory I for War Staff 1937. He served in H.M.S. Nelson 1937. He served in H.M.S. Victory 1938. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1938. He served in HMCS Ottawa (I) (In command) 1938. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Director of Naval Reserve 1938. He served in NHQ as Director of Naval Personnel 1939. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1940). He served in HMCS Assiniboine (I) (In command) and Senior Officer Halifax Force 1940, St. Francis 1940. He served in HMCS Assiniboine 1940. He served in HMCS Stadacona for Disposal 1940. He served in HMCS Assiniboine as Additional Senior Officer During Commodore Murray's Absence 1940. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Additional Staff Captain to Senior Officer Halifax Force 1940. He served in HMCS St. Croix as Captain "D" Town Class Destroyers 1940. He served in HMCS Dominion (In command) and as Senior Naval Officer HMC Ships in UK Waters 1940. He served in HMCS Niobe as Additional as Captain Commanding Canadian Ships and Establishments in UK Waters for Administrative Control 1941. He served in HMCS Niobe as Commanding Officer (Temp.) and Additional as Captain Commanding Canadian Ships and Establishments in UK Waters for Administrative Control 1941. He served in HMCS Venture as Commanding Officer and as Naval Officer-in-Charge Halifax and as HMCS Kings Harbour Master 1942. He served in HMCS Stadacona Additional as Naval Officer-in-Charge Halifax and as HMCS Kings Harbour Master 1942. He was appointed as a Commodore 2nd Class RCN (With seniority dated 16/03/1943). He was appointed as a Commodore 1st Class (WHA) RCN (With seniority dated 01/11/1943). He served in HMCS Avalon as Flag Officer Newfoundland Force 1943. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 15/10/1945). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Additional as Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast 1945. He served in HMCS Scotian as Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast and as Superintendent HMC Dockyard Halifax and East Coast Repairs 1946. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1946). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Additional as Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1948. (He was retired 28/04/1949.)
 
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Anecdotes
He was awarded the CBE "Commodore Taylor has made an invaluable contribution to the war effort, in that he organized the Port of Halifax to cope with unprecedented Naval and Mercantile traffic, and also as Flag Officer Commanding Naval Forces engaged in active war operations form Newfoundland, in which appointment he is still serving with distinction."
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Blatherwick, John (1992); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-05

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