George Price Webley Hope

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Admiral Sir George P. W. Hope as a Rear-Admiral, 1918.
© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral SIR George Price Webley Hope, K.C.B.K.C.M.G., R.N. (11 October, 1869 – 11 July, 1959) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Contents

Life & Career

Hope was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, dated 11 October, 1889.[1] On 12 December, 1895, Hope was appointed to the new battleship Magnificent.[2]

Hope was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1900.[3]

Captain

Hope was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1905.[4]

Hope was appointed in command of H.M.S. Magnificent, and as Flag Captain, on 24 March, 1909.[5]

On 8 February, 1910, Hope recommissioned Magnificent.[6] On 18 March, he was appointed in command of the Bulwark.[7]

He was appointed command of the dreadnought Superb on 30 April, 1913.[8]

Great War

On 29 July, 1914, Hope was appointed in command of H.M.S. King Alfred.[Citation needed] He retained this command until 1 October, when he was appointed to Victory at Portsmouth for command of the new battleship Queen Elizabeth.[Citation needed]

Hope was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1916.[9]

On 9 September Jellicoe proposed to Sir Henry B. Jackson, the First Sea Lord, that Hope be appointed Rear-Admiral in the Fifth Battle Squadron on promotion to Flag Rank, so that in the event of splitting the squadron on deployment ships of the Queen Elizabeth class could be under command of a flag officer at either end of the line of battle.[10]

On 15 December, 1916 he went to the Admiralty as Second Director of the Operations Division on the War Staff. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 April, 1917, vice Anson.[11] On 11 June, 1917 he succeeded Rear-Admiral Thomas Jackson as Director of the division.[12] He retained this position until 9 January, 1918, and on the 10th he was appointed Deputy First Sea Lord and a Lord Commissioner of the Board of Admiralty.

Post-War

On the occasion of the King's birthday 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 3 June, 1919.[13]

On 5 August, 1919, he was placed in command of the Third Light Cruiser Squadron, flying his flag in Cardiff.[14]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 26 November, 1920, vice Power.[15]

Hope was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 24 November, 1925, vice de Robeck.[16] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 2 March, 1926.[17]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir G. Hope" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 13 July, 1959. Issue 54511, col C, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas Jackson
Director of Operations Division
1917 – 1918
Succeeded by
A. Dudley P. R. Pound
As D.O.D. (H.)
Succeeded by
Charles P. R. Coode
As D.O.D. (F.)
Preceded by
Herbert W. Richmond
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and Flag Officer Commanding the Royal Naval War College
1923 – 1926
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Webb

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John F. Murray-Aynsley
Captain of H.M.S. Kite
8 Jun, 1898[18]
Succeeded by
Sidney R. Drury-Lowe
Preceded by
Hugh Evan-Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Pioneer
5 Jul, 1902[19]
Succeeded by
George H. Borrett
Preceded by
Bernard Currey
Captain of H.M.S. Good Hope
15 Jul, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
Ernest H. Grafton
Preceded by
?
Flag Captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1 Feb, 1908[21]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Thorp
Preceded by
Edward F. B. Charlton
Captain of H.M.S. Magnificent
24 Mar, 1909[22]
Succeeded by
Cunningham R. de C. Foot
Preceded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Captain of H.M.S. Bulwark
18 Mar, 1910[23]
Succeeded by
Edmund H. Smith
Preceded by
New Appointment
Assistant Director of Operations Division
8 Jan, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Richmond
Preceded by
Ernest F. A. Gaunt
Captain of H.M.S. Superb
30 Apr, 1913[25]
Succeeded by
Price V. Lewes
Preceded by
Richard H. Walters
Captain of H.M.S. King Alfred
29 Jul, 1914[26]
Succeeded by
Henry B. T. Somerville
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
1 Oct, 1914[27]
Succeeded by
Eustace La T. Leatham
Preceded by
?
Second Assistant Director of Operations Division
15 Dec, 1916[28]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Thomas Jackson
Director of Operations Division
11 Jun, 1917[29]
Succeeded by
A. Dudley P. R. Pound (Home) and Charles P. R. Coode (Foreign)
Preceded by
Sir Rosslyn E. Wemyss
Deputy First Sea Lord
1918
Succeeded by
Appointment Lapsed
Preceded by
Sir Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Light Cruiser Squadron
Vice-Admiral Commanding, Third Light Cruiser Squadron
5 Aug, 1919[30] – 1921
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt, Bart.
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Light Cruiser Squadron
Preceded by
Herbert W. Richmond
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1923[Citation needed]
Succeeded by
Richard Webb

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26030. p. 1268. 7 March, 1890.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 18 November, 1895. Issue 34737, col E, p. 7.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27812. p. 4557. 30 June, 1905.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 15 March, 1909. Issue 38907, col B, p. 9.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 31 January, 1910. Issue 39183, col B, p. 17.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 14 February, 1910. Issue 39195, col C, p. 7.
  8. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 29423. p. 80. (Supplement) 1 January, 1916.
  10. Jackson Papers. National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth: 255/4/92.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 30012. p. 3404. 10 April, 1917.
  12. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 122.
  13. Edinburgh Gazette: no. 13459. p. 2063. 5 June, 1919.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 741.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 32166. p. 12399. 17 December, 1920.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 33110. p. 7950. 1 December, 1925.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 33139. p. 1650. 5 March, 1926.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1900). p. 266.
  19. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  20. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  21. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  22. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  23. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  24. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  25. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  26. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  27. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  28. Hope Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 44.
  29. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 121.
  30. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 741.

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