Frederick Charles Tudor Tudor

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Admiral Sir Frederick C. T. Tudor, as a Vice-Admiral, 1920.
© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral SIR Frederick Charles Tudor Tudor, K.C.B.K.C.M.G.C.B., R.N. (29 March, 1863 – 14 April, 1946) was an officer of the Royal Navy.


Early Life & Career

Frederick Charles Tudor Jones was born on 29 March, 1863, the son of Mr. H. R. Jones, of Harwich. He came first in order of merit out of forty-two candidates who passed the examination for naval cadetships in 1875.[1]

Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 29 March, 1884.[2]

On 26 December, 1890, he adopted his mother's maiden name and changed his surname to Tudor.

Tudor was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1896.[3] He was appointed an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance from the same date.[4]

He was appointed to the Hannibal on 10 May, 1898.[5]


On 31 December, 1902 he was promoted to the rank of Captain.[6]

In May 1904, Tudor assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Challenger.[7]

He was appointed command of the dreadnought Superb on 14 March, 1909.[8]

Tudor was appointed in command of Excellent on 16 August, 1910.[9] On 12 April, 1911, Tudor was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V, vice Madden, promoted.[10]

He was appointed Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes on 1 June, 1912.[11]

On 12 June, 1912, Tudor married Netta, widow of Admiral Robert W. Craigie, in a ceremony conducted at Beaconsfield by the Reverend A. S. Commeline.[12]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 14 January, 1913, vice Le Marchant.[13] On the occasion of the King's birthday he 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 3 June.[14]

In July, 1914 it was announced that Tudor would succeed Rear-Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas as Rear-Admiral in the First Battle Squadron on 10 December.[15]

Great War

Tudor's command of the China Station was dated 20 July, 1917.[16] He assumed command on 4 October.[17] He was promoted from acting rank to Vice-Admiral on 23 October, 1917, vice Bayly, promoted Admiral.[18] He was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1918.[19]


Tudor was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 16 May, 1921, vice Tupper.[20] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 November, 1922.[21]


  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 4 December, 1875. Issue 28490, col A, p. 6.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25352. p. 2085. 9 May, 1884.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 3. 1 January, 1897.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 22 January, 1897. Issue 35107, col E, p. 11.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 2 May, 1898. Issue 35505, col B, p. 12.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 3. 2 January, 1903.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. Tudor Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 90.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 July, 1910. Issue 39330, col E, p. 4.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28485. p. 2967. 14 April, 1911.
  11. "New Director of Naval Ordnance" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 21 March, 1912. Issue 39904, col F, p. 4.
  12. "Marriages" (Marriages). The Times. Saturday, 14 June, 1913. Issue 40238, col A, p. 1.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 28681. p. 325. 14 January, 1913.
  14. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28724. p. 3903. 3 June, 1913.
  15. "Second Sea Lord" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 23 July, 1914. Issue 40586, col G, p. 10.
  16. The Navy List (December, 1918). p. 897.
  17. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (June, 1918). p. 8.
  18. The London Gazette: no. 30369. p. 11474. 6 November, 1917.
  19. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 81. 1 January, 1918.
  20. The London Gazette: no. 32329. p. 4004. 20 May, 1921.
  21. The London Gazette: no. 32769. p. 8213. 21 November, 1922.


  • "Admiral Sir Frederick Tudor" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 15 April, 1946. Issue 50427, col E, p. 7.


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Appointment
Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance
1906 – 1909
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Craig

Preceded by
Reginald G. O. Tupper
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
1910 – 1912
Succeeded by
Morgan Singer

Preceded by
A. Gordon H. W. Moore
Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes
1912 – 1914
Succeeded by
Morgan Singer

Preceded by
Sir A. Gordon H. W. Moore
Third Sea Lord
1914 – 1917
Succeeded by
Lionel Halsey

Preceded by
Sir William L. Grant
Commander-in-Chief on the China Station
1917 – 1919
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander L. Duff

Preceded by
Sir William C. Pakenham
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1920 – 1922
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Richmond

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