George Knightley Chetwode

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Admiral SIR George Knightley Chetwode, K.C.B., C.B.E., Royal Navy (10 December, 1877 – 11 March, 1957) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Chetwode was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December, 1899.[1]

Chetwode was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1912.[2]

Great War

Chetwode was appointed to Royal Oak on 30 January, 1916, to be her executive officer upon commissioning. He remained in her through until July, 1917, having been promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.[3] It was decided to take advantage of his considerable experience in flotilla work, and he was appointed to Blenheim, additional, to serve as Captain (D) of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla on 15 August, 1917. His tenure there was likely through the end of the war, as his next appointment occurred post-war.[4]

Post-War

Chetwode was appointed to the British Naval Mission to Greece with the rank of Rear Admiral in the Royal Hellenic Navy on 1 June, 1919. He reverted to the Royal navy on 26 January, 1922.[5]

Chetwode was appointed in command of the battleship Queen Elizabeth in May, 1925, having recently returned from hospital.[6]

In March, 1926, Chetwode was appointed in command of the battleship Warspite.

On 4 August, 1927, he took passage from Corfu to Brindisi aboard the destroyer Wren.[7]

Chetwode was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 13 June, 1928.[8]

Chetwode was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 4 January, 1933.[9]

Chetwode was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 22 July, 1936 and was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 19 August.[10]

World War II

Chetwode was fined 40 pounds and 51/- in costs at Magistrate's Court in Portsmouth for an offence against the Rationing (General Provisions) Order 1942 for obtaining rationed food for household consumption otherwise than in accordance with the order. The First Sea Lord approved this notation in Chetwode's record.[11]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 15.
  3. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  4. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  5. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  6. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 288.
  7. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 288.
  8. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  9. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  10. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  11. Chetwode Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 288.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 743.
  13. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 11 September, 1923. Issue 43443, col A, p. 20.
  14. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  15. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  16. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 16 September, 1929. Issue 45309, col C, p. 7.
  17. Mentioned as predecessor in Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 231.

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