Allan Frederic Everett

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Admiral Sir Allan F. Everett as a Rear-Admiral.
Portrait: © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral SIR Allan Frederic Everett, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (22 February, 1868 – 22 January, 1938) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

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Early Life & Career

Everett attained 994 marks in the entrance examination. Because four candidates who had been nominated for the Navy had failed the examination, and another candidate's health precluded him from joining, cadetships were given to the five candidates who had scored the highest in the exam. Everett had placed fourth.[1]

Everett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1891.[2]

On 3 March, 1894, Everett was appointed Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Compton E. Domvile in the Mediterranean.[3]

Everett was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.[4]

Captain

Everett was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1905.[5]

He was appointed command of the armoured cruiser Cumberland on 22 April, 1908.[6]

He was appointed command of the pre-dreadnought King Edward VII on 9 August, 1910.[7]

He was appointed command of the dreadnought Neptune on 5 December, 1911.[8]

Everett was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1914.[9]

Vice-Admiral Humphrey Hugh Smith recounts an amusing anecdote of Everett at the time of the 1914 Spring Cruise:

About half-past two in the middle watch the Captain of the Fleet came out of the fleet flagship's chart-house and leaned wearily against the rails of the fore bridge. Suddenly the sound of a merrily whistled tune struck him in the ear. This sound seemed to come up from down below the fore bridge. The Captain of the Fleet peered down into the inky blackness beneath him and shouted out: "Dry up, you noisy son of a bitch!" The whistling promptly ceased. A few minutes later the Commander-in-Chief came up on to the fore bridge, stood alongside the Captain of the Fleet, and discussed the general situation. After a while he remarked: "I am sorry, Captain of the Fleet, that you do not like music." "But I am very fond of music, sir," protested the Captain of the Fleet. "Well, if you are really fond of music," continued the Commander-in-Chief, "you would not have been so rude to me just now when I was trying to whistle."[10]

Great War

Everett was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 27 April, 1917.[11]

Post-War

Upon the dispersal of the Grand Fleet, Everett received command of the Eighth Light Cruiser Squadron, dated either 26 October, 1918 or 10 March, 1919.[12][13]

On 3 May, 1922, he was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 3 May, 1922.[14]

He was appointed Commander-in-Chief on the China Station in succession to Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur C. Leveson, dated 10 September, 1924.[15]

He was placed on the Retired List on 12 August, 1925.[16] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 November, 1926.[17]

Everett died at 24 Morpeth Gardens, London, on 22 January, 1938.[18] His funeral service was held at St. Jude's, Southsea, on 26 January.[19]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Allan Everett" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 24 January, 1938. Issue 47900, col B, p. 14.
  • Smith, Vice-Admiral Humphrey Hugh, D.S.O. (1936). An Admiral Never Forgets: Reminiscences of thirty-seven years on the active list of the Royal Navy. London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited.

Service Records

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Superintendent of Signal Schools
9 Apr, 1901[20]
Succeeded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Preceded by
Charles F. Sowerby
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
22 Apr, 1908[21]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Algernon D. E. H. Boyle
Preceded by
Osmond de B. Brock
Captain of H.M.S. King Edward VII
9 Aug, 1910[22]
Succeeded by
Adolphus H. Williamson
Preceded by
Charles Martin-de-Bartolomé
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
5 Dec, 1911[23]
Succeeded by
Robert N. Lawson
Preceded by
William O. Boothby
Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleets
9 May, 1913[24]
Succeeded by
Lionel Halsey
as Captain of the Fleet
Preceded by
Thomas E. Crease
Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord
15 Jun, 1916[25]
Succeeded by
Edward M. Phillpotts
Preceded by
Charles Bartolomé
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
16 Dec, 1916[26]
Succeeded by
Sir Rudolf W. Bentinck
Preceded by
Rudolf W. Bentinck
as Commodore 2nd Class Commanding, Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron
26 Oct, 1918[27] – 9 Mar, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
Command Abolished
Preceded by
William A. H. Kelly
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Eighth Light Cruiser Squadron
26 Oct, 1918[29] – 1921
Succeeded by
Command Abolished
Preceded by
Sir Arthur C. Leveson
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
1925
Succeeded by
Sir Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 June, 1881. Issue 30233, col D, p. 7.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26188. p. 4070. 31 July, 1891.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 5 March, 1894. Issue 34203, col A, p. 7.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27870. p. 25. 2 January, 1906.
  6. The Navy List (October, 1908). p. 298.
  7. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  8. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 8 December, 1911. Issue 39763, col A, p. 17.
  9. Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12630. p. 7. 2 January, 1914.
  10. Smith. pp. 257-258.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 30042. p. 4095. 1 May, 1917.
  12. The Monthly Navy List, (December 1920). p. 738.
  13. "End of Grand Fleet" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 3 April, 1919. Issue 42065, col D, p. 13.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 32695. p. 3626. 9 May, 1922.
  15. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 2 May, 1924. Issue 43641, col G, p. 5.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 33077. p. 5563. 21 August, 1925.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 33222. p. 7477. 19 November, 1926.
  18. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 24 January, 1938. Issue 47900, col A, p. 1.
  19. "Funeral Services" (Deaths). The Times. Thursday, 27 January, 1938. Issue 47903, col E, p. 15.
  20. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 110.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 298.
  22. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  23. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  24. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  25. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  26. Everett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 23.
  27. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. p. 26a.
  28. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. p. 26a.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 738.

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