William Beloe (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir William Beloe
Born 9 December 1909
Died 3 April 1966 (aged 56)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1923–1966
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Campbeltown
HMS Cotton
HMS Contest
HMS Dainty
HMS Ocean
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Cross

Vice Admiral Sir (Isaac) William (Trant) Beloe KBE CB DSC (9 December 1909 – 3 April 1966) was a Royal Navy officer who became Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic.

Naval career[edit]

Beloe joined the Royal Navy in 1923.[1] He served in World War II commanding the destroyer HMS Campbeltown and frigate HMS Cotton in the Western Approaches, Western Mediterranean and Russian convoys.[1] After the War he commanded the destroyer HMS Contest and then became Deputy Director of the Royal Navy Staff College before commanding the destroyer HMS Dainty and then the aircraft carrier HMS Ocean.[1] He was appointed Commodore commanding the Pakistan Flotilla in 1957, Commodore in charge of the Royal Navy Barracks, Devonport in 1959 and Flag Officer, Medway and Admiral Superintendent, Chatham in 1961.[1] His last appointment was as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in 1964 before his sudden death from a heart attack as he left his home in 1966.[2]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Smeeton
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
1964–1966
Succeeded by
Sir David Clutterbuck