Hubert Grant-Dalton

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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.

Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1895.[2]

Captain

Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904.[3]

In January 1905, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Flora, remaining there to August 1907.[4]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Ramillies and a group of special service ships on 1 February, 1908.[5]

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.[6]

Great War

In August 1914, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Amphitrite, remaining in her until April or May of 1915.[7]

Grant-Dalton was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 April, 1915, vice Moggridge.[8] Due to the lack of positions available for an officer of his age, he was placed on the Retired List on 2 June.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral (Retired) on 1 November, 1919,[10] and to the rank of Admiral on 1 August, 1924.[11]

Bibliography

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

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William J. Scullard
Captain of H.M.S. Widgeon
9 Jan, 1894[12] – 6 Apr, 1895[13]
Succeeded by
Edward D. Hunt
Preceded by
Charles E. Pritchard
Captain of H.M.S. Leda
31 Aug, 1895[14] – 30 Dec, 1895[15]
Succeeded by
Vernon Maud
Preceded by
Arthur Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Seagull
29 Aug, 1899[16] – 30 Sep, 1900[17]
Succeeded by
Thomas Nineham
Preceded by
Charles H. Dare
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
1 Nov, 1900[18]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Stanhope Hawke
Preceded by
Casper J. Baker
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
17 Jan, 1905[19][20] – 22 Aug, 1907[21]
Succeeded by
Rowland Nugent
Preceded by
Rowland Nugent
Captain of H.M.S. Crescent
23 Aug, 1907[22] – 14 Oct, 1907[23]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Henderson
Preceded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
1 Feb, 1908[24][25] – 1 Feb, 1909[26]
Succeeded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard
Preceded by
Julian C. A. Wilkinson
Captain-in-Charge of the Western Coast Guard District
2 Feb, 1909[27] – 1 Feb, 1911[28]
Succeeded by
Henry V. W. Elliott
Preceded by
Arthur R. Raby
Captain of H.M.S. Amphitrite
1 Aug, 1914[29] – 1 Jun, 1915[30]
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. The London Gazette: no. 26694. p. 7532. 31 December, 1895.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4181. 1 July, 1904.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 January, 1908. Issue 38553, col C, p. 10.
  6. Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12630. p. 7. 2 January, 1914.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 29127. p. 3582. 13 April, 1915.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 29197. p. 5873. 18 June, 1915.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 31632. p. 13545. 7 November, 1919.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 32963. p. 5954. 8 August, 1924.
  12. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 182/368.
  13. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 182/368.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 236a.
  15. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 182/368.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1900). p. 297.
  17. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 182/368.
  18. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 230.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 316.
  20. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  21. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  22. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  23. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 365.
  25. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  26. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  27. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 149.
  28. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 274.
  30. Grant-Dalton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 367.

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