Algernon Walker-Heneage-Vivian

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Admiral Algernon Walker-Heneage-Vivian, C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (4 February, 1871 – 26 February, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Heneage was appointed additional to the ironclad Triumph on 30 August, 1887.[1]

Heneage was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on 14 November, 1890.[2]

He was confirmed in the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 14 November, 1892.[3]

Heneage was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 2 May, 1900, for services in South Africa.[4]

He served as commander in Nile, Niobe and Hogue. A rather dismal inspection of Hogue by Rear-Admiral Henderson elicited the comment that the "[d]isorganised state of ship shows that executive officer has no aptitude for his duty." A satisfactory inspection by Curzon-Howe followed, perhaps showing a keener approach being taken.[5]

Heneage was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1906.[6]

He was appointed command of second class protected cruiser Hyacinth on 10 January, 1907.[7]

On 1 February, 1910, Heneage was appointed to the command of H.M.S. Andromache.[8]

Great War

He was appointed in command of Albion on 1 August, 1914.[9]

On 15 June, 1915, he was appointed to Hussar as Captain in Charge of Minesweepers. He was designated a Commodore, Second Class on 16 September 1915 and continued with the sweepers until 5 December, 1916.[10]

Heneage was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1916.[11]

Heneage was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 31 January, 1918, vice Foot.[12] On 9 March he was appointed British Senior Naval Officer, Italy.[13]

Post-War

Heneage was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 29 July, 1920, "in order to facilitate the promotion of younger officers."[14] On 21 July, 1921, he was granted Royal License to alter his name to Algernon Walker-Heneage-Vivian.[15]

Walker-Heneage-Vivian was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 8 October, 1923,[16] was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1927.[17]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral A. Walker-Heneage-Vivian" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 27 February, 1952. Issue 52246, col E, p. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George H. Cherry
Captain of H.M.S. Spartan
10 Jun, 1903[18] – 24 Aug, 1905[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William B. Fawckner
Captain of H.M.S. Iphigenia
11 Jan, 1906[20] – 10 Jan, 1907[21]
Succeeded by
Herbert Chatterton
Preceded by
John G. Armstrong
Captain of H.M.S. Hyacinth
10 Jan, 1907[22][23] – 3 Mar, 1909[24]
Succeeded by
James D. Dick
Preceded by
Herbert Chatterton
Captain of H.M.S. Andromache
1 Feb, 1910[25] – 20 Aug, 1910[26]
Succeeded by
Mervyn H. Cobbe
Preceded by
Robert H. J. Stewart
Captain of H.M.S. Naiad
23 Aug, 1910[27][28] – 20 Aug, 1912[29]
Succeeded by
Thomas P. Bonham
Preceded by
George B. W. Young
Captain of H.M.S. Albion
Jul, 1914[30] – Jun, 1915[31]
Succeeded by
Hector L. Watts-Jones
Preceded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Adriatic Squadron
27 Aug, 1917[32] – Mar, 1918[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Adriatic
Senior Naval Officer, British Adriatic Force
27 Aug, 1917[34] – Mar, 1918[35]
Succeeded by
William A. H. Kelly
as Commodore Commanding, British Adriatic Force

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 31 August, 1887. Issue 32165, col C, p. 10.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26286. p. 2704. 10 May, 1892.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26360. p. 3. 3 January, 1893.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27194. p. 3249. 22 May, 1900.
  5. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27982. p. 31. 1 January, 1907.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 329.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 7 January, 1910. Issue 39163, col D, p. 17.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 272.
  10. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 29423. p. 80. (Supplement) 1 January, 1916.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30522. p. 1946. 12 February, 1918.
  13. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 6.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 32012. p. 8277. 10 August, 1920.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 32432. p. 6668. 23 August, 1921.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 32871. p. 6966. 16 October, 1923.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.
  18. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  19. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  20. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  21. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 329.
  23. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  24. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  25. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  26. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  27. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  28. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 347.
  29. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  30. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  31. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 130.
  32. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 32.
  33. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  34. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.
  35. Heneage Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 174.