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[[Admiral (Royal Navy)|Admiral]] '''George Augustus Giffard''', C.M.G., Royal Navy (20 February, 1849 – 23 September, 1925) was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]].
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[[Admiral (Royal Navy)|Admiral]] '''George Augustus Giffard''', C.M.G., Royal Navy (20 February, 1849 – 23 September, 1925) was an officer of the [[Royal Navy]].  From 1862 until his retirement in 1913, he served in a variety of capacities including a voyage to the Arctic.
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
On 1 July, 1887, Giffard was given command of the sloop ''Wanderer''.<ref>''The Navy List'' (March, 1891).  p. 266.</ref>  He was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1890.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26121/pages/4 no. 26121.  p. 4.]  2 January, 1891.</ref>
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Promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} dated 18 August, 1870.
  
Giffard was appointed {{Com2RN}} in the Newfoundland Fisheries Division on 23 February, 1899.<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 10 February, 1899.  Issue '''35749''', col E, pg. 11.</ref>
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Promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} dated 29 June, 1883.
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On 1 July, 1887, Giffard was given command of the sloop {{UK-1Wanderer}}.{{NLMar91|p. 266}}  He was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 31 December, 1890.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26121/pages/4 no. 26121.  p. 4.]  2 January, 1891.</ref>
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In April 1896, he assumed command of the {{UK-Fox|f=t}}.
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Giffard was appointed {{Com2RN}} in the Newfoundland Fisheries Division on 23 February, 1899.<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 10 February, 1899.  Issue '''35749''', col E, p. 11.</ref>
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He was appointed as captain of the {{UK-Hannibal|f=t}} on 10 May, 1902.<ref>Giffard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/38.}}  f. 514.</ref>
  
 
==Flag Rank==
 
==Flag Rank==
Giffard was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 1 October, 1903, vice [[Ernest Neville Rolfe|Rolfe]].<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27603/pages/6088 no. 27603.  p. 6088.]  6 October, 1903.</ref>
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Giffard was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 1 October, 1903, vice [[Ernest Neville Rolfe|Rolfe]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27603/pages/6088 no. 27603.  p. 6088.]  6 October, 1903.</ref>
  
Giffard was appointed [[Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard]] on 5 February, 1907.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 5 February, 1907.  Issue '''38248''', col D, pg. 5.</ref>  He was promoted to the rank of {{ViceRN}} dated 1 September, vice [[Robert Leonard Groome|Groome]].<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28056/pages/6019 no. 28056.  p. 6019.]  3 September, 1907.</ref>
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Giffard was appointed [[Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard]] on 5 February, 1907.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 5 February, 1907.  Issue '''38248''', col D, p. 5.</ref>  He was promoted to the rank of {{ViceRN}} dated 1 September, vice [[Robert Leonard Groome|Groome]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28056/pages/6019 no. 28056.  p. 6019.]  3 September, 1907.</ref>
  
Giffard was promoted to the rank of {{AdmRN}} on 19 July, 1911, vice [[Charles James Barlow|Barlow]],<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28515/pages/5432 no. 28515.  p. 5432.]  21 July, 1911.</ref> and, in accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 8 December, 1903]], was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 May, 1913.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28720/pages/3591 no. 28720.  p. 3591.]  20 May, 1913.</ref>
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Giffard was promoted to the rank of {{AdmRN}} on 19 July, 1911, vice [[Charles James Barlow|Barlow]],<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28515/pages/5432 no. 28515.  p. 5432.]  21 July, 1911.</ref> and, in accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 8 December, 1903]], was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 May, 1913.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28720/pages/3591 no. 28720.  p. 3591.]  20 May, 1913.</ref>
  
==Footnotes==
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He was admitted to Haslar Hospital on 7 September, 1921 and was diagnosed with rectal cancer.  He was required to return in October, 1924 and have an inguinal colostomy performed.  Whether this helped or not, he lived another eleven months, dying on 23 September, 1925.<ref>Giffard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/38.}} f. 514.</ref>
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==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
 
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*"Admiral G. A. Giffard" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Thursday, 24 September, 1925.  Issue '''44075''', col E, pg. 15.
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*"Admiral G. A. Giffard" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Thursday, 24 September, 1925.  Issue '''44075''', col E, p. 15.
 
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==Life & Career==
 
  
 
==Service Records==
 
==Service Records==
 
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*The National Archives.  [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=8556574&queryType=1&resultcount=8 ADM 196/86.]
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*{{TNA|ADM 196/86.|D8115168}}
*The National Archives.  [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7894321&queryType=1&resultcount=5 ADM 196/38.]
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*The National Archives.  [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7904584&queryType=1&resultcount=5 ADM 197/17.]
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*{{TNA|ADM 197/17.|D7589112}}
 
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Latest revision as of 14:07, 19 October 2019

Admiral George Augustus Giffard, C.M.G., Royal Navy (20 February, 1849 – 23 September, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy. From 1862 until his retirement in 1913, he served in a variety of capacities including a voyage to the Arctic.

Life & Career

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 18 August, 1870.

Promoted to the rank of Commander dated 29 June, 1883.

On 1 July, 1887, Giffard was given command of the sloop Wanderer.[1] He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1890.[2]

In April 1896, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Fox.

Giffard was appointed Commodore, Second Class in the Newfoundland Fisheries Division on 23 February, 1899.[3]

He was appointed as captain of the battleship Hannibal on 10 May, 1902.[4]

Flag Rank

Giffard was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 October, 1903, vice Rolfe.[5]

Giffard was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard on 5 February, 1907.[6] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral dated 1 September, vice Groome.[7]

Giffard was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 19 July, 1911, vice Barlow,[8] and, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 May, 1913.[9]

He was admitted to Haslar Hospital on 7 September, 1921 and was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He was required to return in October, 1924 and have an inguinal colostomy performed. Whether this helped or not, he lived another eleven months, dying on 23 September, 1925.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral G. A. Giffard" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 24 September, 1925. Issue 44075, col E, p. 15.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Orford Churchill
Captain of H.M.S. Wanderer
1 Jul, 1887[11] – 18 Apr, 1891[12]
Succeeded by
Frederick W. Loane
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Bonaventure
May, 1892[13] – before 7 Mar, 1893[14]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Preceded by
Charles S. Donner
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
31 May, 1892[15] – 28 Mar, 1895[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Richard P. Humpage
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
14 Apr, 1896[17] – 21 Jan, 1898[18]
Succeeded by
Frank H. Henderson
Preceded by
Andrew K. Bickford
Captain of H.M.S. Trafalgar
11 May, 1898[19][20] – 23 Feb, 1899[21]
Succeeded by
George A. Primrose
Preceded by
Lewis E. Wintz
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
Feb, 1899[22] – 22 Nov, 1901[23]
Succeeded by
Frederick St. G. Rich
Preceded by
Henry H. Dyke
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
23 Feb, 1899[24] – 18 Apr, 1900[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gerald W. Russell
Captain of H.M.S. Hannibal
10 May, 1902[26][27] – 1903
Succeeded by
F. Alban A. G. Tate
Preceded by
Alvin C. Corry
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
5 Feb, 1907[28][29] – 9 Aug, 1909[30]
Succeeded by
Robert N. Ommanney

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 266.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26121. p. 4. 2 January, 1891.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 10 February, 1899. Issue 35749, col E, p. 11.
  4. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27603. p. 6088. 6 October, 1903.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 February, 1907. Issue 38248, col D, p. 5.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28056. p. 6019. 3 September, 1907.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28515. p. 5432. 21 July, 1911.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28720. p. 3591. 20 May, 1913.
  10. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 266.
  12. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 516.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 204.
  16. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  17. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  18. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 304.
  20. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  21. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  22. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  23. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  24. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  25. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  26. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  27. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 265.
  28. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 February, 1907. Issue 38248, col D, p. 5.
  29. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  30. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.