Albert Percy Addison

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

Life & Career

Addison was born in Portsmouth on 8 November, 1875.[1]

Addison was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 71 in July, 1896 for manoeuvres.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 June, 1897.[3]

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.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1907.[5] He married Mary H. Kellett on 15 August, 1908.[6]

Addison was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1913.[7]

Great War

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

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.[8]

Post-war

In January 1920, he was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Lion, relieving Wilfred Tomkinson. 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.

On 2 November, 1923 Addison was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral.[9]

Addison was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 28 February, 1929 and placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 March, though he would remain in his role as Director of Dockyards and Repair until being superseded by Vice-Admiral Cecil P. Talbot on 1 May, 1937.[10]

Addison was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 31 December, 1932.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles L. Vaughan-Lee
Captain of H.M. T.B. 71
8 Jul, 1896[12]
Succeeded by
William F. Sells
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 110
21 Jul, 1903[13] – 20 Aug, 1903[14]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey C. Candy
Preceded by
Robert W. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Hazard
12 Nov, 1906[15] – 20 Nov, 1907[16]
Succeeded by
Apsley D. M. Cherry
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
9 Feb, 1915[17] – Aug, 1915[18]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Wintour
Preceded by
Judge D'Arcy
Captain of H.M.S. Dartmouth
9 Sep, 1915[19][20] – 30 Jun, 1917[21]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. W. Hope
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Maidstone
18 Sep, 1917[22] – 1 Mar, 1919[23]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
William R. D. Crowther
as Lieutenant-Commander (S), Ninth Submarine Flotilla
Captain (S), Ninth Submarine Flotilla
18 Sep, 1917[24] – 1 Mar, 1919[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Wilfred Tomkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Lion
1 Jan, 1920[26][27] – Mar, 1920[28]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Gresson
Preceded by
Frederick L. Field
Director of Torpedoes and Mining
15 Apr, 1920[29][30] – 1 Mar, 1922[31]
Succeeded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Preceded by
John S. Dumaresq
Rear-Admiral Commanding the Australian Fleet
1 Mar, 1922[32] – 24 Aug, 1924[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Rear Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean
1 Sep, 1924[34] – 1 Aug, 1926[35]
Succeeded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Preceded by
Brian H. F. Barttelot
Director of Dockyards and Repair
1 Mar, 1928[36] – 1 May, 1937[37]
Succeeded by
Cecil P. Talbot

Footnotes

  1. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  2. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141 f. 365.
  3. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  4. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 365.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 2.
  6. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  7. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 221.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 839.
  9. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 221.
  10. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 221.
  11. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 221.
  12. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  13. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  14. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 325.
  16. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138
  17. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  18. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 393n.
  20. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  21. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  22. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  23. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  24. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  25. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1920). pp. 800-1.
  27. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  28. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  29. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 15 April, 1920. Issue 42385, col A, p. 6.
  30. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  31. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  32. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  33. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 138.
  34. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 221.
  35. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 221.
  36. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 221.
  37. Addison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/138. f. 221.