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Colin Cantlie KBE, RN

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Adm Sir Colin Cantlie KBE, RN
Born 1880s.
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died 1950s.
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Categories: Notables | Hong Kong, China | Royal Navy Officers | British Admirals | HMS Arrogant (1896) | HMS Medway (1928) | HMS Achilles (1932) | HMS Royal Oak (1914).

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Biography

Early Years

Admiral Sir Colin Cantlie, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.C., Royal Navy, was born on 8 May 1888 in Hong Kong. He was the son of a medical doctor.

Royal Navy Career

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1909.[1] He was appointed to D 1 on 15 January, 1910, remaining until 15 August, 1912, when he was appointed to Arrogant for submarines.[2]

Cantlie was appointed in command of the submarine C 26 on 5 March, 1913.[3]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1917.[4]

He was in command of the submarine E 29 on 6 May, 1918 when she hit U 54 with a dud torpedo.[5]

He was appointed in command of the submarine L 2 in December, 1920.[6]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1920.[7]

He married Agnes Isabella Howthen Calder on 18 January, 1921.[8]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1928.

On 1st January 1929 he was appointed Captain of the new submarine depot ship HMS Medway (F25). Later in 1929 he took command of the 4th Submarine Flotilla in Hong Kong.

On 1 July, 1931, he was appointed Chief Staff Officer to Rear Admiral (S) Poland.[9]

Cantlie was appointed to the heavy cruiser Achilles on 1 June, 1933 to take command when she was commissioned. He would be superseded in her in August, 1935.[10]

Cantlie was appointed in command of the battleship Royal Oak on 10 August, 1938, and as Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer to Rear Admiral Drew in the Second Battle Squadron. He would be superseded on 7 July, 1939.[11] World War II

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1939.[12]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral and placed on the Retired List on 29 October, 1942.[13]

Cantlie was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 25 September, 1945.[14] He passed away in about 1950.

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