Irvine Gordon Glennie

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Admiral Irvine Gordon Glennie (22 July, 1892 – 8 September, 1980) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

At the outset of the war, Glennie was appointed to the armoured cruiser Hampshire where he remained until being appointed to Broke on 6 May 1915, being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1915. As 1915 wore on, he was made the ship's gunnery officer and then first and gunnery officer. He fought in her at the Battle of Jutland, and left the ship in June, 1916. In mid-July, he was appointed to H.M.S. Ithuriel as Lieutenant (G).

He commanded the patrol boat P36 from 3 October, 1917 until being appointed Lieutenant in Command of the destroyer Nepean on 19 March, 1918.[1] On 12 February 1919 he was appointed to Sirdar where he served under Lt. Cdr. Ernald Master. Before 1919 was out, he would also be in Trinidad, Tenedos (as first officer), and Spenser (also as first officer). He remained in Spenser until 4 May 1922 and then was appointed to H.M.S. Glorious.

Glennie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1928.

Glennie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1933.

World War II

On 3 May, 1939, he was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Hood.[2]

Glennie was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1941.

Glennie was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 31 December, 1943.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas B. Fellowes
Captain of H.M.S. P36
3 Oct, 1917[3]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles R. Peploe
Captain of H.M.S. Nepean
19 Mar, 1918[4]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Donald C. Brock
Captain of H.M.S. Tuscan
19 Aug, 1924 – Nov, 1924
Succeeded by
Bernard A. W. Warburton-Lee
Preceded by
Leslie T. Creery Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Westminster
5 May, 1925 – c. Mar, 1927
Succeeded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Preceded by
Stephen Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Wishart
8 Apr, 1927[5]c. 30 Jun, 1928
Succeeded by
Hugh M. Barnes
Preceded by
Ion B. B. Tower
Captain of H.M.S. Blanche
6 Aug, 1932[6]
Succeeded by
Nigel B. Deare
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Captain of H.M.S. Achilles
24 Mar, 1936[7][8] – 26 Jan, 1939[9]
Succeeded by
William E. Parry
Preceded by
The Hon. Edmund R. Drummond
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, New Zealand Station
Commander, New Zealand Station
Jun, 1938[10] – Dec, 1938[11]
Succeeded by
James W. Rivett-Carnac
Preceded by
Harold T. C. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Hood
3 May, 1939[12][13] – 18 Feb, 1941[14]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
Edward de F. Renouf
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Seventh Cruiser Squadron
6 Mar, 1941 – 11 May, 1941
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John C. Tovey
Rear Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean
12 May, 1941 – 2 Oct, 1942
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
1944
Succeeded by
William Tennant

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 851.
  2. Taylor. The Battlecruiser Hood. p. 230.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396e.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 851.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 289.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 217.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 300.
  8. Glennie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/166. f. 166.
  9. Glennie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/166. f. 166.
  10. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  12. Glennie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/166. f. 166.
  13. Taylor. The Battlecruiser Hood. p. 230.
  14. Glennie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/92/166. f. 166.