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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 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>
 
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>
  
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-Grafton|f=t}} on 1 April, 1905.<ref>Story Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}} 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-Cumberland|f=t}}<ref>Story Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/39.}} 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-London|f=t}}.<ref>Story Service Record{{TNA|ADM 196/39.}} 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.}} f. 1236.</ref>
  
 
==Flag Rank==
 
==Flag Rank==

Revision as of 13:56, 19 February 2014

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 H. 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 the Excellent, for the Narcissus.[4]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Grafton on 1 April, 1905.[5]

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

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

He was to be in London for less than a year, being then appointed as captain of the battleship Canopus on 1 February, 1908.[8]

Flag Rank

Story was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 September, 1911, vice Jellicoe.[9] He was appointed for signal and war courses dated 12 February, 1912.[10]

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.[11] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 26 April, 1917,[12] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 3 October, 1919.[13]

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. f. 1236.
  6. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1236.
  7. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1236.
  8. Story Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1236.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 17 January, 1912. Issue 39797, col F, p. 11.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28577. p. 799. 2 February, 1912.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30037. p. 3955. 27 April, 1917.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 31610. p. 12892. 21 October, 1919.

Bibliography

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

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