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Edelsten, John Hereward (1891-1966)


Photograph of John H. Edelsten

Imperial War Museum

Via Wikimedia Commons

Cropped by author

Edelsten led the naval operations against Italian Somaliland in 1940-1941. He later commanded the destroyer screen of the British Pacific Fleet in the Okinawa campaign.

Service record

1891-5-12     
  born
1908
Midshipman
Graduates from Naval Academy. Assigned to BB Hibernia
1911
Sub-lieutenant     

1913
Lieutenant
DD Swift
1914-3

CL Yarmouth
1919

Flag lieutenant, South American Station
1921
Lieutenant commander     
Staff, 1 Light Cruiser Squadron
1926
Commander

1928

Instructor, Greenwich
1930

CA London
1933-6-30
Captain

1934

Imperial Defense College
1935

Commander, CL Galatea
1938

Deputy director of plans, Admiralty
1940-4-13     

Commander, CA Shropshire
1941-3
Rear admiral       
Chief of staff, Mediterranean Fleet
1942-10

Admiralty Commission
1942-12     

Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (U-Boat Warfare and Trade)
1944-11

Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
1945
Vice admiral

1945-10

Commander, 1 Battle Squadron
1945-12

Commander, 4 Cruiser Squadron
1946

Advisor, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
1947

Vice-Chief of Naval Staff
1949-2
Admiral

1950

Commander, Mediterranean
1952

Commander, Portsmouth
1954-11-24     

Retires
1966-2-10

Dies

References

janus.lib.cam.ac.uk (accessed 2011-5-11)

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives (accessed 2011-5-11)

Morison (1959)

Pettibone (2006)


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