Alfred Ernest Albert Grant

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Admiral Alfred E. A. Grant, 1918.
© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral Alfred Ernest Albert Grant, Royal Navy, Retired (10 April, 1861 – 14 August, 1933) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Grant was a "Colonial Cadet," and wasn't appointed to the training ship Britannia at Dartmouth until 28 August, 1874, nearly a month after his term mates.

Grant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1884.[1]

On 7 July 1887, he was loaned to the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 46 for manoeuvres.[2]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1896.[3]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904.[4]

He was captain of Barfleur from October 1907 to June of the following year.[5]

He commanded Lord Nelson from March 1910 to November 1911.[6]

Great War

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 May, 1915, vice Gillett.[7]

Post War

Grant was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 November, 1919, vice Browning, and placed on the Retired List on 2 November.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1924.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Grant" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 15 August, 1933. Issue 46523, col E, p. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 46
28 Apr, 1887[10] – 24 Aug, 1887[11]
Succeeded by
William White
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 046
Preceded by
George H. Hewett
Captain of H.M.S. Racoon
1 Jan, 1899[12] – 6 Jul, 1901[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John M. de Robeck
Captain of H.M.S. Pyramus
2 Aug, 1901[14] – 4 Feb, 1903[15]
Succeeded by
Ernest H. Grafton
Preceded by
Alfred W. Paget
Captain of H.M.S. Scylla
3 Jan, 1905[16] – 23 Jan, 1905[17]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert E. Hunter
Preceded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Captain of H.M.S. Hermione
23 Jan, 1905[18] – 15 Feb, 1905[19]
Succeeded by
Joseph R. Bridson
Preceded by
Charles H. Dundas
Captain of H.M.S. Forte
16 Feb, 1905[20][21] – 7 Jun, 1907[22]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Preceded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Captain of H.M.S. Barfleur
1 Oct, 1907[23] – 1 Jun, 1908[24]
Succeeded by
Hugh T. Hibbert
Preceded by
?
Captain of Chatham Gunnery School
1 Jun, 1908[25][26] – 31 Mar, 1910[27]
Succeeded by
Brian H. F. Barttelot
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Lord Nelson
31 Mar, 1910[28][29] – 21 Nov, 1911[30]
Succeeded by
Edmund H. Smith
Preceded by
Godfrey H. B. Mundy
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
5 Dec, 1911[31][32] – 16 Sep, 1915[33]
Succeeded by
Frederick D. Gilpin-Brown
Preceded by
?
Chairman of Admiralty Committee on Motor Transport
20 Jan, 1916[34] – 4 May, 1916[35]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Inspector of Merchant Shipbuilding
4 May, 1916[36] – 3 Jun, 1917[37]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Admiral Superintendent of Contract Built Ships, Tyne, Thames, Mersey, Barrow-in-Furness and Sunderland Districts
3 Jun, 1917[38] – 1 Nov, 1918[39]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25372. p. 3009. 1 July, 1884.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26757. p. 3978. 10 July, 1896.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4181. 1 July, 1904.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 29175. p. 5107. 28 May, 1915.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 31632. p. 13545. 7 November, 1919.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 32963. p. 5954. 8 August, 1924.
  10. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  11. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  12. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  13. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  14. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  15. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  16. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  17. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  18. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  19. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 317.
  21. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  22. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  23. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  24. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 354.
  26. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  27. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  28. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 341.
  30. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  31. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 548.
  32. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  33. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  34. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  35. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  36. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  37. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 31.
  38. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1398.
  39. White Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1398.