|Henry Daniel Pridham-Wippell
|Born in 1885. Died in 1952.
Sir Henry Daniel Pridham-Wippell entered the Navy in 1900. He became a midshipman in 1901, lieutenant in 1907, commander in 1919 and captain in 1926. Following several commands afloat and two spells at the Admiralty, he was promoted to rear-admiral in 1938 and vice-admiral in 1941. He was Vice-Admiral commanding the First Battle Squadron and second-in-command, Mediterranean Fleet, 1940 to 1941. He was then Flag Officer, Dover, from 1942 to 1944, in which year he was promoted to admiral. From 1945 to 1947 he was Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, and he retired in 1948 and died in 1952.
(From catalogue of National Maritime Museum, to which his professional papers were presented in 1969 by his son Lt Commander R. Pridham-Wippell.)