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==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
Story was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 8 September, 1882.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/25147/pages/4261 no. 25147.  p. 4261.]  15 September, 1882.</ref>
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William Oswald Story was born on 10 April, 1859, at Bingfield, Co. Cavan. 
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Story saw active service in the Egyptian War of 1882 while Sub-Lieutenant of the gunboat ''Mosquito'', and commanded a party landed for service at Chalof.  Highly commended in the despatches of Commander The Honourable [[Francis Robert Sandilands|F. R. Sandilands]], he was specially promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 8 September, 1882.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/25147/pages/4261 no. 25147.  p. 4261.]  15 September, 1882.</ref>
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He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} dated 30 June, 1896.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26757/pages/3978 no. 26757.  p. 3978.]  10 July, 1896.</ref>
  
 
==Captain==
 
==Captain==
Story was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 1 January, 1902.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27393/pages/3 no. 27393.  p. 3.]  3 January, 1902.</ref>  On 10 June, 1903, he was appointed to the [[H.M.S. Excellent (Gunnery Training School)|''Excellent'']], for the [[H.M.S. Narcissus (1886)|''Narcissus'']].<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 29 May, 1903.  Issue '''37093''', col B, pg. 8.</ref>
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Story was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 1 January, 1902.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27393/pages/3 no. 27393.  p. 3.]  3 January, 1902.</ref>  On 10 June, 1903, he was appointed to {{UK-Excellent}}, for the {{UK-1Narcissus}},<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Friday, 29 May, 1903.  Issue '''37093''', col B, p. 8.</ref> commanding ''Narcissus'' in Man&oelig;uvres starting on that date.<ref>Story Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39/498.|D7578990}} f. 1236.</ref>
  
On 7 April, 1907, Story was appointed in command of the battleship [[H.M.S. London (1899)|''London'']].<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices)''The Times''. Friday, 29 March, 1907.  Issue '''38293''', col C, pg. 5.</ref>
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He was appointed in command of the {{UK-1Grafton|f=t}} on 1 April, 1905.<ref>Story Service Record{{TNA|ADM 196/39/498.|D7578990}} f. 1236.</ref>
  
==Flag Rank==
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On 6 February, 1906, Story was appointed in command of {{UK-1Cumberland|f=t}}<ref>Story Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/39/498.|D7578990}} f. 1236.</ref>
Story was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 18 September, 1911, vice [[John Rushworth Jellicoe, First Earl Jellicoe|Jellicoe]].<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28533/pages/6949 no. 28533.  p. 6949.]  22 September, 1911.</ref>  He was appointed for signal and war courses dated 12 February, 1912.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 17 January, 1912.  Issue '''39797''', col F, pg. 11.</ref>
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In accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 8 December, 1903]], Story was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 30 January, 1912.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28577/pages/799 no. 28577.  p. 799.]  2 February, 1912.</ref>  He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the Retired List on 26 April, 1917,<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30037/pages/3955 no. 30037p. 3955.]  27 April, 1917.</ref> and to the rank of {{AdmRN}} on the Retired List on 3 October, 1919.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31610/pages/12892 no. 31610.  p. 12892.]  21 October, 1919.</ref>
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On 7 April, 1907, Story was appointed in command of the {{UK-1London|f=t}}.<ref>Story Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39/498.|D7578990}} f. 1236.</ref>
  
==Footnotes==
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He was to be in ''London'' for less than a year, being then appointed as captain of the {{UK-Canopus|f=t}} on 1 February, 1908.<ref>Story Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39/498.|D7578990}} f. 1236.</ref>
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==Flag Rank==
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Story was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 18 September, 1911, vice [[John Rushworth Jellicoe, First Earl Jellicoe|Jellicoe]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28533/pages/6949 no. 28533.  p. 6949.]  22 September, 1911.</ref>  He was appointed for signal and war courses dated 12 February, 1912.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 17 January, 1912.  Issue '''39797''', col F, p. 11.</ref>
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In accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 8 December, 1903]], Story was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 30 January, 1912.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28577/pages/799 no. 28577.  p. 799.]  2 February, 1912.</ref>  He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the Retired List on 26 April, 1917,<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30037/pages/3955 no. 30037.  p. 3955.]  27 April, 1917.</ref> and to the rank of {{AdmRN}} on the Retired List on 3 October, 1919.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31610/pages/12892 no. 31610.  p. 12892.]  21 October, 1919.</ref>
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
 
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*"Admiral W. O. Story" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 15 January, 1938.  Issue '''47893''', col E, pg. 12.
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*"Admiral W. O. Story" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Saturday, 15 January, 1938.  Issue '''47893''', col E, p. 12.
 
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==Service Records==
 
==Service Records==
 
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*The National Archives.  [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=8556765&queryType=1&resultcount=3 ADM 196/87.]
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*{{TNA|ADM 196/87.|D8115359}}
*The National Archives.  [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7894457&queryType=1&resultcount=2 ADM 196/39.]
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*{{TNA|ADM 196/39.|D7578990}}
*The National Archives.  [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7905828&queryType=1&resultcount=2 ADM 196/20.]
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*{{TNA|ADM 196/20.|D7590351}}
 
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[[Category:1859 births|Story]]
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{{TabApptsRow|Preceded by<br>'''[[Ernest Kindersley Loring|Ernest K. Loring]]'''|'''[[H.M.S. Narcissus (1886)|Captain of H.M.S. ''Narcissus'']]'''<br>10 Jun, 1903<ref>Story Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39/498.|D7578990}} ff. 1236, 1248.</ref>{{NLOct04|p. 348}} &ndash; 11 Mar, 1905<ref>Story Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39/498.|D7578990}} ff. 1236, 1248.</ref>|Succeeded by<br>'''[[Neil Nicolson|Neil Nicolson]]'''}}
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Admiral William Oswald Story, C.B.E., Royal Navy, Retired (18 April, 1859 – 14 January, 1938) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

William Oswald Story was born on 10 April, 1859, at Bingfield, Co. Cavan.

Story saw active service in the Egyptian War of 1882 while Sub-Lieutenant of the gunboat Mosquito, and commanded a party landed for service at Chalof. Highly commended in the despatches of Commander The Honourable F. R. Sandilands, he was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 8 September, 1882.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 30 June, 1896.[2]

Captain

Story was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1902.[3] On 10 June, 1903, he was appointed to Excellent, for the Narcissus,[4] commanding Narcissus in Manœuvres starting on that date.[5]

He was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Grafton on 1 April, 1905.[6]

On 6 February, 1906, Story was appointed in command of armoured cruiser Cumberland[7]

On 7 April, 1907, Story was appointed in command of the battleship London.[8]

He was to be in London for less than a year, being then appointed as captain of the battleship Canopus on 1 February, 1908.[9]

Flag Rank

Story was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 September, 1911, vice Jellicoe.[10] He was appointed for signal and war courses dated 12 February, 1912.[11]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Story was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 30 January, 1912.[12] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 26 April, 1917,[13] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 3 October, 1919.[14]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral W. O. Story" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 15 January, 1938. Issue 47893, col E, p. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert G. King-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Hearty
21 Aug, 1900[15][16] – 1 Jan, 1902[17]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Anstruther
Preceded by
Ernest K. Loring
Captain of H.M.S. Narcissus
10 Jun, 1903[18][19] – 11 Mar, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
Neil Nicolson
Preceded by
Robert G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Grafton
1 Apr, 1905[21][22] – 6 Feb, 1906[23]
Succeeded by
Frederick C. A. Ogilvy
Preceded by
Herbert G. King-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
6 Feb, 1906[24][25] – 7 Apr, 1907[26]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Sowerby
Preceded by
Julian C. A. Wilkinson
Captain of H.M.S. London
7 Apr, 1907[27] – 1 Feb, 1908[28]
Succeeded by
Cyril E. Tower
Preceded by
Godfrey H. B. Mundy
Captain of H.M.S. Canopus
1 Feb, 1908[29][30] – 30 Apr, 1909[31]
Succeeded by
Francis G. Eyre
Preceded by
Charles H. Dare
Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the Eastern Coast Guard District
18 Apr, 1909[32] – 1 Oct, 1911[33]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Robert F. Boyle

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25147. p. 4261. 15 September, 1882.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26757. p. 3978. 10 July, 1896.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27393. p. 3. 3 January, 1902.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 29 May, 1903. Issue 37093, col B, p. 8.
  5. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  6. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  7. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  8. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  9. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  11. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 17 January, 1912. Issue 39797, col F, p. 11.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28577. p. 799. 2 February, 1912.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 30037. p. 3955. 27 April, 1917.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 31610. p. 12892. 21 October, 1919.
  15. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. ff. 1236, 1248.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 263.
  17. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. ff. 1236, 1248.
  18. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. ff. 1236, 1248.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 348.
  20. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. ff. 1236, 1248.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 322.
  22. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  23. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  24. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  25. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 298.
  26. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  27. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  28. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  29. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 291.
  31. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.
  32. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1236.
  33. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/498. f. 1236.