Uncatalogued: Acklom, Cecil Ryther, Captain, 1872-1937
|Gallery location||Not on display|
|Biographical details||Acklom entered into the Navy as a midshipman in 1887, becoming acting sub-lieutenant in 1891. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 14 April 1893. Acklom was Assistant Superintendent at the Royal Gun Factory, Woolwich from 1899 to 1910. In accordance with the provisions of the Orders in Council of 22 February, 1870, and 18 October, 1909, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, dated 1 June, 1910. From 1910 to 1919 he was Superintendent of the Royal Naval Torpedo Factory, Greenock. He was awarded the C.B. in 1910, and appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) on 11 June, 1919. For his full service record, see The National Archives' Documents Online and reference ADM 196/43.|
|Description||Five logbooks and journals kept by Acklom:
1. BACCANTE kept between November 1887 and July 1888; BOADICEA kept between July 1888 and May 1889.
2. BOADICEA kept between June 1889 and April 1890.
3. BOADICEA kept between May 1890 and November 1890; various ships and INFLEXIBLE kept between March 1891 and October 1891.
4. AUSTRALIA kept between March 1893 and May 1893; VULCAN kept between June 1893 and April 1895.
5. VULCAN kept between April 1895 and August 1895.
Also includes a typescript account entitled '20 Years of Making Torpedoes.'
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