George Augustus Giffard

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Admiral George Augustus Giffard, C.M.G., Royal Navy (20 February, 1849 – 23 September, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

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 May 1892, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Bonaventure, well in advance of her completion.[3]

In April 1896, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Fox.[4]

Giffard was appointed Commodore, Second Class in the Newfoundland Fisheries Division on 23 February, 1899.[5]

Also in February 1899, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Charybdis.[6]

He was appointed as captain of the battleship Hannibal on 10 May, 1902.[7]

Flag Rank

Giffard was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 October, 1903, vice Rolfe.[8]

Giffard was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard on 5 February, 1907.[9] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral dated 1 September, vice Groome.[10]

Giffard was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 19 July, 1911, vice Barlow,[11] 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.[12]

Bibliography

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

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Bonaventure
May, 1892[13]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
Apr, 1896[14]
Succeeded by
Frank H. Henderson
Preceded by
Andrew K. Bickford
Captain of H.M.S. Trafalgar
11 May, 1898[15]
Succeeded by
Edmund R. Pears
Preceded by
Lewis E. Wintz
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
Feb, 1899[16]
Succeeded by
Robert A. J. Montgomerie
Preceded by
Gerald W. Russell
Captain of H.M.S. Hannibal
10 May, 1902[17]
Succeeded by
F. Alban A. G. Tate
Preceded by
Alvin C. Corry
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
5 Feb, 1907[18]
Succeeded by
Robert N. Ommanney

Footnotes

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

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