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William Oswald Story was born on 10 April, 1859, at Bingfield, Co. Cavan.   
 
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 H. 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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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>
  
 
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>
 
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>''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 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, p. 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>
  
He assumed command of the {{UK-Grafton|f=t}} in April 1905.{{MackieRNW}}
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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>
  
In February 1906, he assumed command of {{UK-Cumberland}}.{{MackieRNW}}
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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>
  
On 7 April, 1907, Story was appointed in command of the {{UK-London|f=t}}.<ref>"Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices)''The Times''. Friday, 29 March, 1907.  Issue '''38293''', col C, p. 5.</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>
  
He served as captain of {{UK-Canopus}} from February 1908 until some time the following year.{{MackieRNW}}
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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>
  
 
==Flag Rank==
 
==Flag Rank==
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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>
 
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>
 
==Footnotes==
 
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==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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Latest revision as of 12:22, 3 January 2018

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.