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]

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. The 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, p. 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, p. 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 Appointments
Preceded by
Alvin C. Corry
Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard
1907 – 1909
Succeeded by
Robert N. Ommanney
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