John Moore Casement

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Admiral John Moore Casement, C.B. (13 September, 1877 – 25 January, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

He is not the same man as John Casement born 1854, nor another John Casement born in 1880.

Life & Career

Lieutenant on 15 September, 1898.[1]

He was promoted to Commander on 30 June 1909.[2]

He was appointed to the Royal Naval Barracks in Portsmouth for Drafting Duties on 27 August, 1912.[3]

Casement was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1915.[4]

On 20 March, 1916, Captain Casement abandoned his drafting desk for an appointment as Captain in Blonde.[5]

Casement was appointed in command of the destroyer Blanche in May 1916, and was supporting the Fourth Battle Squadron at the Battle of Jutland.[6]

In December 1916, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Comus. He commanded light cruiser Comus at the surrender of the High Sea Fleet.[Citation needed]

Post-War

In August 1921, he assumed command of the battlecruiser Courageous.

He served as captain of Benbow from October 1924 until April 1926.

He was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 4 October, 1926.[7]

He was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 3 April, 1931 and placed on the Retired List the next day. He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1936.[8]

Bibliography

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard Hyde
Captain of H.M.S. Blanche
21 May, 1916[9] – after 1 Jun, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
Preceded by
Alan G. Hotham
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
26 Dec, 1916[11] – after 21 Nov, 1918[12]
Succeeded by
Gerard A. Wells
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
Aug, 1921[13]
Succeeded by
Thomas N. James
Preceded by
Kenelm E. L. Creighton
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
Oct, 1924[14]
Succeeded by
Ambrose M. Peck
 

Footnotes

  1. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 14.
  3. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  4. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  5. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  6. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 42-46.
  7. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  8. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392m.
  10. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 43.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1917). . 392p.
  12. in command at Operation ZZ
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

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