George Ellis Cave

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Captain George Ellis Cave, C.B.E., R.N., Retired (4 September, 1867 – 8 May, 1938) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Clifton, Cave lost all his seniority as a Sub-Lieutenant after a Court Martial on 6 June 1889 found he had hazarded H.M.S. Surprise.

Cave was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1892.

Cave was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 June, 1912.

Cave was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 30 June, 1916.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Porcupine
8 Jul, 1896 – Aug, 1896
Succeeded by
Alan C. Bruce
Preceded by
George S. Q. Carr
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
11 Jan, 1897[1] – 30 Nov, 1897
Succeeded by
The Hon. Hubert G. Brand
Preceded by
Armytage A. Lucas
Divisional Naval Transport Officer, Avonmouth
25 Jul, 1918 – 20 Aug, 1919
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 214.