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Vice-Admiral George Napier Tomlin, C.M.G., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (25 July, 1875 – 7 May, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Tomlin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1896.[1]

On 30 June, 1908, Tomlin was promoted to the rank of Commander.[2]

Great War

Tomlin began the war as navigation officer of Agincourt, working there from August to 5 January, 1915, having been promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1914.[3]

In June 1917, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Weymouth.[4] In September, he was appointed to the light cruiser Liverpool.[5]

He delivered Canada to the Chilean Government on 18 October, 1920, and received a letter of appreciation from them for his efforts.[6]

Tomlin commanded Malaya for fourteen months, from 15 August, 1924 until being superseded on 15 October, 1925.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 November, 1925, vice Nicholson, and was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 25 November.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 8 May, 1930.[9]

Tomlin died on 7 May, 1947 at the age of seventy-one, and was buried at sea. A memorial service was held at Whitestaunton Parish Church on 13 May.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 12 May, 1947. Issue 50758, col B, pg. 1.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard Hyde
Captain of H.M.S. Harrier
10 Jul, 1912[11] – 10 Feb, 1914[12]
Succeeded by
Winstanley R. C. Moorsom
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Ramsgate
15 Jan, 1915 – 28 May, 1917
Succeeded by
Walter L. Allen
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ceres
30 May, 1917[13] – 13 Jun, 1917[14]
Succeeded by
Herbert Meade
Preceded by
John D. Kelly
Captain of H.M.S. Weymouth
14 Jun, 1917[15] – Sep, 1917[16]
Succeeded by
William A. H. Kelly
Preceded by
Gerald W. Vivian
Captain of H.M.S. Liverpool
Sep, 1917[17] – 28 Mar, 1919[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hugh D. R. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Canada
28 Mar, 1919[19][20] – 4 Oct, 1920[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Roger R. C. Backhouse
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
15 Aug, 1924[22][23] – 15 Oct, 1925[24]
Succeeded by
Edward A. Astley-Rushton

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 4. 1 January, 1897.
  2. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  3. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 833.
  6. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  7. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33110. p. 7950. 1 December, 1925.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 33604. p. 2867. 9 May, 1930.
  10. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 12 May, 1947. Issue 50758, col B, p. 1.
  11. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  12. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  13. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  14. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  15. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  16. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  17. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 833.
  18. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 750.
  20. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  21. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 52.
  22. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 253.
  23. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 228.
  24. Tomlin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 228.