Alfred Charles Sykes

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Vice-Admiral Alfred Charles Sykes, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (20 February, 1868 – 11 February, 1933) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Sykes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1891.[1]

Sykes was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1903.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1909.[2]

In March 1915, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Challenger.

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Astræa on 22 April, 1913,[3] commissioning her at Chatham at 9 in the morning.[4]

Sykes was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 March, 1920. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 25 March.[5] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 12 August, 1925.[6]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral A. C. Sykes" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 14 February, 1933. Issue 46368, col D, pg. 14.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William S. Bowman
Captain of H.M.S. Assistance
15 Nov, 1910[7] – 15 Jan, 1913
Succeeded by
Harry M. K. Betty
Preceded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Captain of H.M.S. Astræa
22 Apr, 1913[8] – Mar, 1915
Succeeded by
Cyril T. M. Fuller
Preceded by
Cyril T. M. Fuller
Captain of H.M.S. Challenger
Mar, 1915[9] – Dec, 1917
Succeeded by
John F. Grant-Dalton
Preceded by
William A. Cooke-Hurle
as Commander-in-Charge, Leith
Senior Naval Officer, Leith
15 Jun, 1918 – 25 May, 1920[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Anthony B. Lockhart
as Naval Officer in Charge, Leith

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26149. p. 1870. 3 April, 1891.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 28263. p. 4857. 25 June, 1909.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 282.
  4. Ship's log at The National Archives. ADM 53/34351.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 3186. p. 4474. 16 April, 1920.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 33077. p. 5563. 21 August, 1925.
  7. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 280.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 282.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392h.