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 served as captain of the battleship Hannibal from May 1902 until October 1903, when flag rank found him.[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]

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. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  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.

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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