Arthur Mostyn Field

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Admiral SIR Arthur Mostyn Field, K.C.B., F.R.S., Royal Navy, Retired (27 June, 1855 – 3 July, 1950) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Field was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1875.[1]

Field was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1889.[2]

Field was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1895, aged forty years and three days.[3]

On 10 January, 1896, Field was appointed in command of the sloop Penguin, which was functioning as a survey ship. He left her on 10 April, 1899. He was appointed in command of the paddle survey vessel Research on 21 April, 1900. He was to stay in her almost four years, leaving on 13 March, 1904 and going onto half pay the next day.[4]

Flag Rank

Field was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 May, 1906, vice Barrow.[5]

Field was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 July, 1910, vice Durnford.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 24 August.[7]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[8]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 4 June, 1913.[9]

His son, Midshipman T. M. Field, was killed in the loss of H.M.S. Queen Mary at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May, 1916.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Mostyn Field" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 4 July, 1950. Issue 51734, col E, p. 6.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Dart
5 Jan, 1885[10]
Succeeded by
George C. Frederick
Preceded by
Cecil F. Oldham
Captain of H.M.S. Egeria
16 Jul, 1890[11]
Succeeded by
Morris H. Smyth
Preceded by
Andrew F. Balfour
Captain of H.M.S. Penguin
10 Jan, 1896[12] – 10 Apr, 1899[Citation needed]
Succeeded by
James W. Combe
Preceded by
William U. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Research
21 Apr, 1900 – 13 Mar, 1904
Succeeded by
Morris H. Smyth
Preceded by
Sir William J. L. Wharton
Hydrographer of the Navy
1 Aug, 1904[13] – 1909
Succeeded by
Herbert E. Purey-Cust

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24256. p. 4905. 19 October, 1875.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25969. p. 4738. 30 August, 1889.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  4. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. ff. 248, 481.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27917. p. 3747. 29 May, 1906.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28400. p. 5396. 26 July, 1910.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28413. p. 6407. 6 September, 1910.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28726. p. 3992. 6 June, 1913.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 204.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 217.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 278.
  13. Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 456.