James Murray Pipon

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Vice-Admiral SIR James Murray Pipon, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., O.B.E., R.N. (25 October, 1882 – ?) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Captain J. P. Pipon, R.N. was born in Kent. He underwent examinations for in July, 1897 and gained entrance to Britannia's term of August, 1897, his 1332 marks placing him eighteenth among the sixty-three candidates accepted as naval cadets.[1]

Pipon was promoted to Lieutenant on 31 August, 1904.

Pipon was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on 31 August, 1912.[2]

He was appointed to Penelope on 20 November, 1914, where he served under Captain Hubert Lynes.[3]

Pipon was promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1915.[4]

He was appointed to Lowestoft on 2 April, 1918 as Flag Commander and for War Staff duties.[5]

Pipon was promoted to Captain on 31 August, 1920.

Pipon was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 20 October, 1932.

Pipon was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 11 December, 1936 and placed on the Retired List the following day.

Service Record

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis W. L. Tottenham
Captain of H.M.S. Delhi
28 Aug, 1922[6] – 9 Oct, 1924
Succeeded by
Kenelm E. L. Creighton
Preceded by
The Hon. Alexander R. M. Ramsay
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Paris
15 Jul, 1925 – 20 Oct, 1928
Succeeded by
Guy W. Hallifax
Preceded by
Basil G. Washington
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
15 Sep, 1930[7] – 15 Jan, 1932
Succeeded by
Kenelm E. L. Creighton
Preceded by
Noel F. Laurence
Captain of H.M.S. Vivid
15 Jan, 1932 – 15 Jan, 1934
Succeeded by
Richard H. O. Lane-Poole
Preceded by
Noel F. Laurence
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
15 Jan, 1932[8]
Succeeded by
Richard H. O. Lane-Poole
Preceded by
Francis M. Austin
Rear-Admiral in Charge & Admiral Superintendent, Gibraltar
20 Apr, 1935 – 23 Apr, 1937
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Evans
Preceded by
Harold O. Reinold
Flag Officer in Command, Southampton
14 Sep, 1942 – 8 Jan, 1945
Succeeded by
Francis T. B. Tower


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 13, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35281.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 66b.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 370c.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 150.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 835.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 232.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 266.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 287.