William Jock Whitworth

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Admiral William Jock Whitworth, K.C.B., D.S.O. (29 June, 1884 – 25 October, 1973) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Whitworth tied for fifteenth among 62 successful candidates in examinations for entry to the Britannia intake term of September 1899, with 2412 marks.[1]

Sub-Lieutenant Whitworth was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 67 on 12 January, 1906.[2]

Whitworth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 October, 1906.[3]

Whitworth was appointed in command of the destroyer Cockatrice on 20 March, 1913.[4] In October, 1913, damage to the destroyer was found not to be the result of "fair wear & tear."[5]

Great War

Whitworth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 October, 1914.[6]

On 4 April, 1918, Whitworth was appointed in command of the destroyer Vidette.[7]

Whitworth was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1918.[8]

Interbellum

Whitworth was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1925.[9]

Whitworth was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral in July, 1936.[10]

World War II

Whitworth was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 January, 1940.[11]

Whitworth was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 1 January, 1943.[12]

Whitworth was placed on the Retired List at his own request to facilitate the promotion of younger officers on 15 September, 1946.[13]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William Barlow
Captain of H.M. T.B. 66
12 Jan, 1906[14] – 22 Oct, 1906[15]
Succeeded by
Frederick P. Champion de Crespigny
Preceded by
Arthur Henniker-Heaton
Captain of H.M.S. Bat
22 Feb, 1911[16][17] – 3 Feb, 1912[18]
Succeeded by
Roy Bacchus
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cockatrice
20 Mar, 1913[19][20] – 7 Jun, 1916[21]
Succeeded by
George E. Matthews
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Orestes
7 Jun, 1916[22][23] – 4 Apr, 1918[24]
Succeeded by
Frederick E. Raw
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
4 Apr, 1918[25][26] – 11 Feb, 1919[27]
Succeeded by
Richard M. King
Preceded by
Claud F. Allsup
as Captain of H.M.S. Anzac
Captain of H.M.A.S. Anzac
11 Feb, 1919[28][29] – 22 Sep, 1919[30]
Succeeded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Preceded by
Cecil H. H. Sams
Captain of H.M.S. Veteran
3 Jan, 1922[31] – Apr, 1922[32]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Bush
Preceded by
Montague R. Bernard
Captain of H.M.S. Verity
Apr, 1922[33] – 30 May, 1922[34]
Succeeded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Preceded by
Philip G. Wodehouse
Captain of H.M.S. Wryneck
5 Jan, 1923[35][36] – 11 Jul, 1924[37]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George Fraser
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Valkyrie
30 Jul, 1924[38] – 23 Nov, 1925[39]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. Holden
Preceded by
Montague G. B. Legge
Captain of H.M.S. Stuart
19 Dec, 1928[40][41] – Feb, 1931[42]
Succeeded by
Alfred H. Taylor
Preceded by
Montague G. B. Legge
Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla
19 Dec, 1928[43] – Feb, 1931[44]
Succeeded by
Alfred H. Taylor
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
Captain of H.M.S. Malcolm
17 Oct, 1931[45] – 7 Dec, 1931[46]
Succeeded by
George H. Creswell
Preceded by
St. Aubyn B. Wake
Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet
Aug, 1933[47] – 1935[48]
Succeeded by
Richard J. R. Scott
Preceded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Captain of H.M.S. Centurion
29 May, 1934[49] – 1 Jun, 1934[50]
Succeeded by
Montague G. B. Legge
Preceded by
Wilfred N. Custance
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
21 Feb, 1936[51] – 25 Jul, 1936[52]
Succeeded by
Ronald H. C. Hallifax
Preceded by
Guy C. C. Royle
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
7 Jun, 1937[53][54]
Succeeded by
Stuart S. Bonham-Carter
Preceded by
Geoffrey Layton
Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
1 Jun, 1939[55][56] – 11 Mar, 1940
Succeeded by
Sir James F. Somerville
Preceded by
Sir James F. Somerville
Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
10 Aug, 1940 – 7 May, 1941[57]
Succeeded by
Lancelot E. Holland
as Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
Preceded by
Sir Charles J. C. Little
Second Sea Lord
1 Jun, 1941[58] – 31 Dec, 1943[59]
Succeeded by
Sir Algernon U. Willis
Preceded by
Sir Wilbraham T. R. Ford
Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth
1 Jun, 1944[60] – 17 Jul, 1946[61]
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
as Flag Officer Commanding Scotland and Northern Ireland

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 12, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35906.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 10 January, 1906. Issue 37913, col F, p. 9.
  3. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 292.
  5. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  6. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 935.
  8. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  9. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  10. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  11. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  12. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  13. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  14. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  15. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  16. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 282.
  18. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  19. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392t.
  21. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  22. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  23. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396a.
  24. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  25. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  26. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 935.
  27. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  28. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  29. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 730.
  30. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  31. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  32. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  33. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  34. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  35. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  36. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 291.
  37. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  38. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  39. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  40. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 271.
  41. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  42. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  43. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  44. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  45. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  46. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  47. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  48. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  49. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  50. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  51. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  52. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 117.
  53. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 7 June, 1937. Issue 47704, col E, p. 10.
  54. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  55. "The Services" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 1 June, 1939. Issue 48320, col E, p. 9.
  56. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  57. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  58. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  59. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  60. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.
  61. Whitworth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/232. f. 224.