Albert Percy Addison

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Admiral SIR Albert Percy Addison, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., (8 November, 1875 – 13 November, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

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Life & Career

Addison was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 71 in July, 1896 for manoeuvres.[1]

He was given command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 110 on 21 July, 1903, for manoeuvres, and also command of Milford Flotilla.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1913.

In February 1915, Addison was appointed in command of the light cruiser Carysfort.[3] In September, he became Captain of the light cruiser Dartmouth.[3]

On 14 August, 1917, he was appointed in command of Maidstone, becoming Captain (S) of the Ninth Submarine Flotilla. He would retain this post through the end of the war.[4]

Post-war

In January 1920, he was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Lion, relieving Wilfred Tompkinson.[3] On 15 April, he became Director of Torpedoes and Mining.

In 1922, he succeeded John Saumarez Dumaresq as Rear-Admiral Commanding H.M. Australian Fleet.[Citation needed]

Bibliography

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 71
Jul, 1896[5] – ?
Succeeded by
Frank B. Watson
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 110
21 Jul, 1903[6] – ?
Succeeded by
Malcolm Murray
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Hazard
12 Nov, 1906[7] – ?
Succeeded by
Apsley D. M. Cherry
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
Feb, 1915[3] – ?
Succeeded by
Charles J. Wintour
Preceded by
Judge D'Arcy
Captain of H.M.S. Dartmouth
9 Sep, 1915[8] – ?
Succeeded by
Herbert W. W. Hope
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Maidstone
14 Aug, 1917[9] – ?
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
William R. D. Crowther
as Lieutenant-Commander (S), Ninth Submarine Flotilla
Captain (S), Ninth Submarine Flotilla
14 Aug, 1917[10] – ?
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Wilfred Tompkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Lion
1 Jan, 1920[11] – ?
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Gresson
Preceded by
Frederick L. Field
Director of Torpedoes and Mining
15 Apr, 1920[12] – ?
Succeeded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Preceded by
John S. Dumaresq
Rear-Admiral Commanding the Australian Fleet
1922[Citation needed] – ?
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141 f. 365.
  2. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141 f. 365.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 839.
  5. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141 f. 365.
  6. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141 f. 365.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 325.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393n.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 839.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 839.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1920). pp. 800-1.
  12. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 15 April, 1920. Issue 42385, col A, p. 6.

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