Basil Owen Bell-Salter, RN

Born  28 Mar 1888


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Ranks

15 Apr 1905 Mid.
15 Jun 1908 S.Lt.
31 Dec 1910 Lt.
31 Dec 1918 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1925 Cdr.
1 Feb 1934 Capt. (retired)

Retired: 1 Feb 1934


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Basil Owen Bell-Salter, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Carthage (F 99)Capt. (retired)Armed Merchant Cruiser28 Aug 1939Dec 1940
HMS Carthage (F 99)Capt. (retired)Armed Merchant Cruiser19 Feb 19421 May 1942

Career information

Basil Owen Bell Salter was born on 28th March 1888 at Wyke Regis in Dorset, the son of the Rev. Thomas Morgan Bell Salter and his wife Georgina Mary nee Ward. He was therefore over 60 at the outbreak of WWII. In World War I he appears to have served on the Australian Light Cruiser RMAS Sydney which took part in the sinking of the German cruiser SMS Emden near the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean on 9th November 1914.

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