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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>
 
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>
  
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>
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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, 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>
  
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 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>''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>
  
 
==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==

Revision as of 06:38, 4 November 2011

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]

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

Flag Rank

Giffard was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 October, 1903, vice Rolfe.[4]

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

Giffard was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 19 July, 1911, vice Barlow,[7] 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.[8]

Footnotes

  1. Navy List (March, 1891). p. 266.
  2. 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, pg. 11.
  4. London Gazette: no. 27603. p. 6088. 6 October, 1903.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 February, 1907. Issue 38248, col D, pg. 5.
  6. London Gazette: no. 28056. p. 6019. 3 September, 1907.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28515. p. 5432. 21 July, 1911.
  8. London Gazette: no. 28720. p. 3591. 20 May, 1913.

Bibliography

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

Life & Career

Service Records


Naval Offices
Preceded by
Alvin C. Corry
Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard
1907 – 1909
Succeeded by
Robert N. Ommanney