Guy Stopford

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Captain (retired)Guy Stopford (3 August, 1884 – 10 June, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in New Windsor, the son of Viscount Stopford.

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1905.[1]

An appointment in command of Virago and Fame on the China Station to commence on 1 April, 1911 was cancelled in favour of command of Hart and Handy.[2]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1913.[3]

Great War

Stopford was appointed to the battleship Orion on 1 July, 1914 and remained in her until 29 January, 1918, being promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917. On 8 February, 1918 he was appointed to the Chester.[4]

Post-War

He married Rosalinde Townley on 20 December, 1923 in St. Mary's Cathedral in Auckland, New Zealand.[5]

Stopford was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 3 August, 1930.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Basil L. Wymer
Captain of H.M. T.B. 105
6 Mar, 1906[7] – 4 Feb, 1908[8]
Succeeded by
Christopher J. F. Eddis
Preceded by
George P. Green
Captain of H.M. T.B. 34
22 Nov, 1910[9] – 31 Jan, 1911[10]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. Fleetwood Nash
Preceded by
Hubert S. Monroe
Captain of H.M.S. Hart
1 Apr, 1911[11][12] – late 1911[13][Inference]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Basil J. D. Guy
Captain of H.M.S. Handy
1 Apr, 1911[14][15] – late 1911[16][Inference]
Succeeded by
Francis G. Brickenden
Preceded by
Hugh D. Marryat
Captain of H.M.S. Teal
27 Oct, 1911[17][18] – 6 Dec, 1913[19]
Succeeded by
Somerville P. B. Russell
Preceded by
Charles D. Burke
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
7 Jun, 1926[20] – 18 Sep, 1926[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Landon

Footnotes

  1. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  2. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  3. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  4. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  5. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  6. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  7. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  8. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  9. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  10. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  11. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 322.
  13. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  14. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 322.
  16. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  17. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 383.
  18. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  19. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  20. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.
  21. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/138. f. 75.