John Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald

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Rear-Admiral John Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, O.B.E. (27 July, 1888 – ) served in the Royal Navy. He was the son of Charles C. P. FitzGerald and brother of Robert F. U. P. Fitzgerald.[1]

Life & Career

Fitzgerald was appointed to Collingwood as torpedo officer, qualified as an interpreter in French, on 6 January, 1914.[2] He fought in her at the Battle of Jutland,[3] and reported, afterward, that he was able to observe the battle turn away of the German fleet from his position in the T.C.T..[4]

Fitzgerald was appointed in command of the light cruiser Caledon in December, 1929.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Malcolm R. J. Maxwell-Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Tarantula
4 Aug, 1925[5]
Succeeded by
Marshal L. Clarke
Preceded by
Hubert Ardill
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
14 Dec, 1929[6]
Succeeded by
Harry B. Jermain
Preceded by
Guy W. Hallifax
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Paris
8 Oct, 1931 – 8 Oct, 1934
Succeeded by
Charles F. Hammill
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.A.S. Sydney
24 Sep, 1935[7] – 9 Oct, 1937[Inference]
Succeeded by
John W. A. Waller
Preceded by
W. Frederic Wake-Walker
Director of Torpedoes and Mining
3 Jan, 1938[8]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Phillips


  1. Letter from Charles Cooper Penrose FitzGerald to Gerard Henry Uctred Noel postmarked 9 June 1916 at the National Maritime Museum. NOE/5/1.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1912). p. 393d.
  3. Letter from his father, Charles Cooper Penrose FitzGerald to Admiral of the Fleet Gerard Henry Uctred Noel postmarked 9 June 1916 at the National Maritime Museum. NOE/5/1.
  4. See his captain's report on the battle.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 273.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 220.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 298.
  8. Inferred from predecessor. Wake-Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/76. 187.