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Revision as of 14:32, 9 October 2014

Admiral Archibald P. Stoddart, seen as a Rear-Admiral.
Photograph: Imperial War Museum. © IWM (Q 69172).

Admiral Archibald Peile Stoddart, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (5 September, 1860 – 18 December, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Stoddart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1883.[1]

He was appointed Lieutenant and Commander of the Thrush on the Cape of Good Hope and West Africa Station on 28 August, 1895. He was present at the bombardment of Zanzibar in August, 1896, for which he was praised by the Commander-in-Chief, Harry H. Rawson.[2] He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December.[3]

Captain

Stoddart was promoted to the rank of Captain on 26 June, 1902.[4]

In June, 1904, he became captain of the battleship Royal Oak.[5]

Stoddart was appointed in command of the battleship Cæsar on 7 March, 1905.[6]

He was again appointed in command of Cæsar on 28 May, 1907.[7]

He took the reins of battleship New Zealand from October 1908 to November of 1911.[8]

Flag Rank

Stoddart was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 May, 1912, vice Bush.[9]

On 9 May, 1914, Stoddart succeeded Arthur H. Christian as Rear-Admiral in the Home Fleets at Devonport.[10]

Great War

Upon the outbreak of war, Stoddart was given command of Cruiser Force D, the Fifth Cruiser Squadron, with his flag in the Carnarvon.[11]

On the occasion of the King's birthday Stoddart was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 4 June, 1917.[12] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 September, vice Carden.[13]

Stoddart was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 January, 1918.[14] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired list on 7 October, 1920.[15]

Retirement

Stoddart died on 18 December, 1939,[16] at Broomhill, North Cornwall, and was buried in a private ceremony at King's Nympton, Devon, on 21 December.[17]

Bibliography

  • "Death of Admiral Stoddart" (News). The Times. Wednesday, 20 December, 1939. Issue 48493, col D, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George V
Captain of H.M.S. Thrush
28 Aug, 1895[Citation needed]
Succeeded by
Frederick Baker
Preceded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
Jun, 1904[18]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. Barton
Preceded by
Hugh Evan-Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Cæsar
7 Mar, 1905[19]
Succeeded by
Sydney R. Fremantle
Preceded by
Sydney R. Fremantle
Captain of H.M.S. Cæsar
28 May, 1907[20]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Anstruther
Preceded by
F. C. Doveton Sturdee
Captain of H.M.S. Zealandia
Oct, 1908[21]
Succeeded by
James C. Ley
Preceded by
Cecil Burney
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Fifth Cruiser Squadron
9 May, 1914[22] – 8 May, 1915[23]
Succeeded by
?

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25303. p. 2. 1 January, 1884.
  2. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1231.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 3. 1 January, 1897.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4198. 26 June, 1902.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Stoddart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1231.
  7. Stoddart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1231.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28610. p. 3685. 21 May, 1912.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 11 May, 1914. Issue 40520, col B, p. 4.
  11. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (September, 1914). p. 4.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30111. p. 5454. 4 June, 1917.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 30267. p. 9151. 4 September, 1917.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 30488. p. 1092. 22 January, 1918.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 32081. p. 9891. 12 October, 1920.
  16. Stoddart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. p. 1231.
  17. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Wednesday, 20 December, 1939. Issue 48493, col B, p. 1.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. Stoddart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1231.
  20. Stoddart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1231.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  22. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. p. 16.
  23. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. p. 16.

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