Alfred Englefield Evans

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Vice-Admiral SIR Alfred Englefield Evans, C.B., K.B.E., Royal Navy (31 January, 1884 – 29 December, 1944) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Cape Colony, Evans was raised by his uncle, A. H. Evans, Esquire.[1]

Evans was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905.[2]

Evans was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1913.[3]

Evans was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 16 on 10 March, 1914.[4] It was transferred to the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla, operating out of Devonport, and its twelve T.Bs. were in a reduced state, seemingly under Evans's sole oversight.[5]

Evans was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1917.[6]

On 4 December, 1917, Evans was appointed in command of the destroyer Michael.[7]

Post-War

Evans was appointed in command of the destroyer Vectis on 27 August, 1920.[8]

Evans was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1924.[9]

In January, 1927, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Birmingham.

Evans was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calcutta in September, 1928.

He was Captain of the Fleet for a considerable time, spanning from his first appointment in Nelson under Chatfield on 26 April, 1930, with Chatfield being replaced by Hodges on 27 May, 1930. Finally, Admiral Sir John Kelly took the senior position on 60 October, 1931. Evans was superseded as Captain of the Fleet on 19 August, 1933.[10]

Evans was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 4 October, 1935.[11]

He was awarded the Star of Order of German Red Cross for services he rendered in connection with the German pocket battleship Deutschland after she had been bombed by Republican aircraft off the coast of Spain.[12]

Evans was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 29 June, 1939 and placed on the Retired List the next day.[13]

World War II

On 16 September, 1939, he was appointed to Eaglet II with rank of Commodore, Second Class R.N.R.. On 1 July, 1940, he was appointed for special service outwside the Admiralty with the rank of Vice-Admiral.[14]

He was "presumed killed" on 29 December, 1944, but I have not been able to find out what this implies.[15]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert W. Richardson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 16
10 Mar, 1914[16][17] – 19 Dec, 1914[18]
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Henry M. Coombs
Captain of H.M.S. Beagle
Sep, 1917[19][20] – 4 Dec, 1917[21]
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Egerton
Preceded by
Claude L. Bate
Captain of H.M.S. Michael
4 Dec, 1917[22][23] – 3 Apr, 1919[24]
Succeeded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Preceded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Captain of H.M.S. Rival
3 Apr, 1919[25] – 12 Apr, 1919[26]
Succeeded by
George A. Scott
Preceded by
Astley D. C. Cooper-Key
Captain of H.M.S. Termagant
12 Jun, 1919[27] – 17 Oct, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Sturdy
21 Jun, 1920[29]c. Aug, 1920[30]
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson
Preceded by
Raymond Harris-St. John
Captain of H.M.S. Vectis
27 Aug, 1920[31] – 2 Jun, 1922[32]
Succeeded by
Thomas C. C. Bolster
Preceded by
Richard H. L. Bevan
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
7 Jan, 1927[33] – 18 Sep, 1928[34]
Succeeded by
Philip Hordern
Preceded by
Philip Hordern
Captain of H.M.S. Calcutta
18 Sep, 1928[35] – Jan, 1929[36]
Succeeded by
Stuart S. Bonham-Carter
Preceded by
Cecil B. Prickett
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence
15 Jun, 1929[37] – 26 Apr, 1930[38]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Preceded by
Eric J. A. Fullerton
as Captain of the Fleet, Atlantic Fleet
Captain of the Fleet
26 Apr, 1930[39] – 19 Aug, 1933[40]
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Oldham
Preceded by
Harold G. C. Franklin
Captain of H.M.S. Exeter
10 Oct, 1933[41] – Oct, 1935[42]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Cyril E. Douglas-Pennant
Preceded by
?
Rear-Admiral, Second in Command, First Cruiser Squadron
Oct, 1935[43] – 12 Oct, 1936[44]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
James M. Pipon
Rear-Admiral in Charge & Admiral Superintendent, Gibraltar
23 Apr, 1937[45] – 23 May, 1939[46]
Succeeded by
Albert J. Robertson
as Commodore in Charge & Commodore Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Gibraltar

Footnotes

  1. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  2. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  3. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
  5. The Navy List. (August, 1914). p. 400.
  6. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 845.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879b.
  9. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  10. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  11. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  12. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  13. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  14. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  15. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
  17. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  18. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391q.
  20. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  21. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  22. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 845.
  23. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  24. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  25. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  26. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  27. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  28. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  29. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  30. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  31. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879b.
  32. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  33. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  34. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  35. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  36. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  37. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  38. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  39. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  40. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  41. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  42. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  43. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  44. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
  45. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  46. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.