John Frederick Ernest Green

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search
Admiral Sir John F. E. Green, portrayed as a Rear-Admiral, 1918.
Portrait: Francis Dodd. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1741).

Admiral SIR John Frederick Ernest Green, K.C.M.G., C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (8 August, 1866 – 30 October, 1948) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Contents

Early Life & Career

At the examination for naval cadetships Green placed twenty-ninth out of thirty-seven successful candidates.[1]

Green was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1890.[2]

Green was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1901, for services in China.[3]

Captain

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1906.[4]

He was appointed command of the second class protected cruiser Forte on 30 May, 1908.[5]

Green was made captain of the armoured cruiser Essex in September 1911, staying with her eight months.[6]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Royal Arthur in October 1912.[6]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Natal on 14 May, 1913.[7]

Great War

At the outbreak of war, he was in command of the armoured cruiser Natal.[8]

He was appointed command of the battlecruiser New Zealand in June, 1915,[9] and in this ship was flag captain for the Second Battle Cruiser Squadron at the Battle of Jutland.[10]

On 15 September 1916, he 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.) dated 31 May.[11]

Green was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 September, 1917, vice Stoddart,[12] and was appointed Senior Naval Officer on the Clyde on 20 October, 1917.[13] On 30 October, 1918, he was appointed Rear-Admiral Commanding in the White Sea, with his flag in H.M.S. Glory.[14]

Post-War

On 1 April, 1922, Green was appointed Commanding Officer, Coast of Scotland and Admiral Superintendent of Rosyth Royal Dockyard.[15]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 November, 1922, vice Halsey.[16] On 1 January, 1925, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request.[17]

Retirement

While shooting in Fife on 31 October, 1925 with fellow retired admiral Edward H. Moubray and Admiral Sir Henry Oliver, Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet, Green wheeled for a woodcock, fired and shot one barrel into Oliver, fortunately not seriously injuring him. According to Oliver, Green had accidentally shot someone before, and acquired a reputation for doing so.[18]

Green was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1927.[19]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir John Green" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 2 November, 1948. Issue 51218, col E, p. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Greyhound
21 Jul, 1903[20]
Succeeded by
Bernard J. H. Ward
Preceded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Captain of H.M.S. Forte
30 May, 1908[21]
Succeeded by
George B. Hutton
Preceded by
The Hon. Victor A. Stanley
Captain of H.M.S. Essex
Sep, 1911[6]
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
Oct, 1912[6]
Succeeded by
Theobald W. B. Kennedy
Preceded by
Clement Greatorex
Captain of H.M.S. Natal
14 May, 1913[22]
Succeeded by
Eric P. C. Back
Preceded by
Lionel Halsey
Captain of H.M.S. New Zealand
Jun, 1915[23]
Succeeded by
Richard Webb
Preceded by
Sir Herbert L. Heath
Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth
1 Apr, 1922[24]
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt, Bart.
Preceded by
Henry H. Bruce
Admiral Superintendent of Rosyth Dockyard
1 Apr, 1922[25] – 1923
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt, Bart.

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 25 June, 1879. Issue 29603, col E, p. 7.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26007. p. 7553. 31 December, 1889.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27263. p. 82. 4 January, 1901.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27927. p. 4466. 29 June, 1906.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 318.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 347.
  8. Naval Operations. Volume I. p. 439.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396f.
  10. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 46.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9070. 15 September, 1916.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30267. p. 9151. 4 September, 1917.
  13. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (June, 1918). p. 4.
  14. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 7.
  15. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 March, 1922. Issue 42990, col A, p. 23.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 32764. p. 7873. 7 November, 1922.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 33010. p. 219. 9 January, 1925.
  18. "Oliver Typescript Memoir." II. pp. 270-271.
  19. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 16 July, 1903. Issue 37134, col D, p. 8.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 318.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 347.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396f.
  24. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 March, 1922. Issue 42990, col A, p. 23.
  25. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 March, 1922. Issue 42990, col A, p. 23.

Personal tools
Google AdSense