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He was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} with seniority of 21 June, 1884.
 
He was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} with seniority of 21 June, 1884.
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In March 1894, Grant-Dalton assisted in operations against an illegible opponent, gazetted 4 May 1894 and was engaged against Nana of Brohemie, Nigeria in September 1894.<ref>Grant-Dalton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.|D7590615}} f. 149.</ref>
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In February 1895, Grant-Dalton participated in the Brass River Expedition, where his service drew praise from Admiral Bedford.  In APril 1895 he took ill.  He regained his fitness in June, but it was advised that he should nearer home.<ref>Grant-Dalton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.|D7590615}} f. 149.</ref>
  
 
Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1895.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26694/pages/7532 no. 26694.  p. 7532.]  31 December, 1895.</ref>
 
Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1895.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26694/pages/7532 no. 26694.  p. 7532.]  31 December, 1895.</ref>
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Grant-Dalton grounded {{UK-1Bellona}} at Hval Fjord in 1901 by entering at excessive speed.<ref>Grant-Dalton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.|D7590615}} f. 149.</ref>
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Grant-Dalton was superseded in command of {{UK-1Bellona}} in January 1903 to attend to his seriously ill mother, being replaced by The Honorable [[Stanhope Hawke]].<ref>Grant-Dalton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.|D7590615}} f. 149.</ref>
  
 
==Captain==
 
==Captain==
 
Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 30 June, 1904.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27691/pages/4181 no. 27691.  p. 4181.]  1 July, 1904.</ref>
 
Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 30 June, 1904.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27691/pages/4181 no. 27691.  p. 4181.]  1 July, 1904.</ref>
  
In January 1905, he assumed command of the {{UK-Flora|f=t}}, remaining there to August 1907.{{MackieRNW}}
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In January 1905, he was appointed in command of the {{UK-Flora|f=t}} on the [[China Station]], remaining there until 23 August 1907 when he was appointed in command of {{UK-1Crescent}} for the voyage home.<ref>Grant-Dalton Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/42.|D7590615}} f. 149.</ref>
  
 
He was appointed in command of the {{UK-1Ramillies|f=t}} and a group of special service ships on 1 February, 1908.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Monday, 27 January, 1908.  Issue '''38553''', col C, p. 10.</ref>
 
He was appointed in command of the {{UK-1Ramillies|f=t}} and a group of special service ships on 1 February, 1908.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Monday, 27 January, 1908.  Issue '''38553''', col C, p. 10.</ref>
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==Great War==
 
==Great War==
In August 1914, he assumed command of the {{UK-Amphitrite|f=t}}, remaining in her until April or May of 1915.{{MackieRNW}}
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On 1 August 1914, Grant-Dalton was appointed in command of the {{UK-Amphitrite|f=t}}, remaining in her until being superseded on 16 May, 1915.<ref>Grant-Dalton Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.|D7590615}} f. 149.</ref>
  
Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 11 April, 1915, vice [[Arthur Yerbury Moggridge|Moggridge]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29127/pages/3582 no. 29127.  p. 3582.]  13 April, 1915.</ref>  Due to the lack of positions available for an officer of his age, he was placed on the Retired List on 2 June.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29197/pages/5873 no. 29197.  p. 5873.]  18 June, 1915.</ref> He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} (Retired) on 1 November, 1919,<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31632/pages/13545 no. 31632p. 13545.]  7 November, 1919.</ref> and to the rank of {{AdmRN}} on 1 August, 1924.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32963/pages/5954 no. 32963. p. 5954.]  8 August, 1924.</ref>
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Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 11 April, 1915, vice [[Arthur Yerbury Moggridge|Moggridge]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29127/pages/3582 no. 29127.  p. 3582.]  13 April, 1915.</ref>  Due to the lack of positions available for an officer of his age, he was placed on the Retired List on 2 June.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29197/pages/5873 no. 29197.  p. 5873.]  18 June, 1915.</ref>   On 7 September, he was appointed Admiralty Representative in connection with the supply of ammunition in IrelandOn 18 January, 1916, this was altered to the Birmingham Area.  He ceased this work on 19 September 1916.<ref>Grant-Dalton Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/42.|D7590615}} f. 149.</ref>
  
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Grant-Dalton was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} (Retired) on 1 November, 1919,<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31632/pages/13545 no. 31632.  p. 13545.]  7 November, 1919.</ref> and to the rank of {{AdmRN}} on 1 August, 1924.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32963/pages/5954 no. 32963.  p. 5954.]  8 August, 1924.</ref>
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Latest revision as of 09:32, 16 October 2019

Admiral Hubert Grant-Dalton, Royal Navy, Retired (21 July, 1862 – 22 April, 1934) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

He came third in order of merit out of forty-two candidates who passed the examination for naval cadetships.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 21 June, 1884.

In March 1894, Grant-Dalton assisted in operations against an illegible opponent, gazetted 4 May 1894 and was engaged against Nana of Brohemie, Nigeria in September 1894.[2]

In February 1895, Grant-Dalton participated in the Brass River Expedition, where his service drew praise from Admiral Bedford. In APril 1895 he took ill. He regained his fitness in June, but it was advised that he should nearer home.[3]

Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1895.[4]

Grant-Dalton grounded Bellona at Hval Fjord in 1901 by entering at excessive speed.[5]

Grant-Dalton was superseded in command of Bellona in January 1903 to attend to his seriously ill mother, being replaced by The Honorable Stanhope Hawke.[6]

Captain

Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904.[7]

In January 1905, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Flora on the China Station, remaining there until 23 August 1907 when he was appointed in command of Crescent for the voyage home.[8]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Ramillies and a group of special service ships on 1 February, 1908.[9]

Grant-Dalton was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1914.[10]

Great War

On 1 August 1914, Grant-Dalton was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Amphitrite, remaining in her until being superseded on 16 May, 1915.[11]

Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 April, 1915, vice Moggridge.[12] Due to the lack of positions available for an officer of his age, he was placed on the Retired List on 2 June.[13] On 7 September, he was appointed Admiralty Representative in connection with the supply of ammunition in Ireland. On 18 January, 1916, this was altered to the Birmingham Area. He ceased this work on 19 September 1916.[14]

Grant-Dalton was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral (Retired) on 1 November, 1919,[15] and to the rank of Admiral on 1 August, 1924.[16]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Grant-Dalton" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 24 April, 1934. Issue 46736, col B, p. 16.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William J. Scullard
Captain of H.M.S. Widgeon
9 Jan, 1894[17] – 6 Apr, 1895[18]
Succeeded by
Edward D. Hunt
Preceded by
Charles E. Pritchard
Captain of H.M.S. Leda
31 Aug, 1895[19] – 30 Jan, 1898[20]
Succeeded by
Vernon Maud
Preceded by
Arthur Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Seagull
29 Aug, 1899[21] – 30 Sep, 1900[22]
Succeeded by
Thomas Nineham
Preceded by
Charles H. Dare
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
1 Nov, 1900[23][24] – 16 Jan, 1903[25]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Stanhope Hawke
Preceded by
Reginald P. Cochran
Captain of H.M.S. Apollo
28 Apr, 1903[26] – 26 Feb, 1904[27]
Succeeded by
Philip Walter
Preceded by
Casper J. Baker
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
17 Jan, 1905[28][29] – 22 Aug, 1907[30]
Succeeded by
Rowland Nugent
Preceded by
Frederick K. C. Gibbons
Captain of H.M.S. Crescent
23 Aug, 1907[31] – 14 Oct, 1907[32]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Henderson
Preceded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
1 Feb, 1908[33][34] – 1 Feb, 1909[35]
Succeeded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard
Preceded by
Julian C. A. Wilkinson
Captain-in-Charge of the Western Coast Guard District
2 Feb, 1909[36] – 1 Feb, 1911[37]
Succeeded by
Henry V. W. Elliott
Preceded by
Cecil F. L. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Amphitrite
1 Aug, 1914[38] – 1 Jun, 1915[39]
Succeeded by
Henry B. T. Somerville
 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 4 December, 1875. Issue 28490, col A, p. 6.
  2. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  3. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26694. p. 7532. 31 December, 1895.
  5. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  6. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4181. 1 July, 1904.
  8. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 January, 1908. Issue 38553, col C, p. 10.
  10. Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12630. p. 7. 2 January, 1914.
  11. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 29127. p. 3582. 13 April, 1915.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 29197. p. 5873. 18 June, 1915.
  14. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 31632. p. 13545. 7 November, 1919.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 32963. p. 5954. 8 August, 1924.
  17. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 182/368.
  18. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 182/368.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 236a.
  20. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 182/368.
  21. The Navy List. (March, 1900). p. 297.
  22. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 182/368.
  23. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  24. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 230.
  25. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  26. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  27. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 316.
  29. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  30. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  31. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  32. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 365.
  34. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  35. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  36. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  37. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  38. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 274.
  39. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.