Allen Thomas Hunt

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Admiral SIR Allen Thomas Hunt, K.C.B., C.S.I., Royal Navy, Retired (14 February, 1866 – 24 February, 1943) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

His command Partridge included a grounding in March, 1900 at ebb tide at a river. He was rebuked for his choice of time to cross that bar.[1]

Hunt was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1900.[2]

The state of Partridge's canteen provoked Their Lordships' displeasure in 1901.[3]

Captain

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1906.[4]

He was appointed command of the second class protected cruiser Fox on 19 May, 1908.[5]

He was appointed a Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India (C.S.I.) on 2 January, 1911.[6]

He was was appointed Captain of the armoured cruiser Kent, recommissioning her in Singapore on 23 December, 1911, under orders to return to England.[7]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Neptune on 10 March, 1914.[8]

Great War

He was appointed command of the battleship Temeraire on 8 February, 1915.[9]

He was appointed command of the battleship Royal Sovereign on 3 March, 1916.[10] When the Battle of Jutland was fought at the end of that month, the new ship was left behind to continue training the crew.

Hunt was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 July, 1917, vice Nicholas.[11]

He 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, 1918.[12]

Post-War

Hunt was appointed Commander-in-Chief, South America Station on 9 March, 1919,[13] and was received by the King at Buckingham Palace on 31 March that year. He eventually took up the appointment in June.

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 June, 1922, vice Leveson.[14]

Hunt was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on the occasion of the King's birthday on 3 June, 1924.[15] He was placed on the Retired List on 19 July.[16] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 November, 1926.[17]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Thomas Hunt" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 25 February, 1943. Issue 49479, col D, p. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William G. Van Ingen
Captain of H.M.S. Partridge
4 May, 1899[18] – 30 Jun, 1900[19]
Succeeded by
Eustace La T. Leatham
Preceded by
Charles H. Umfreville
Captain of H.M.S. Shearwater
3 Jan, 1904[20] – 1 Aug, 1906[21]
Succeeded by
Adrian G. Allgood
Preceded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
19 May, 1908[22][23] – 1 Mar, 1911[24]
Succeeded by
James C. Tancred
Preceded by
Stuart St. J. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
23 Dec, 1911[25] – 19 Aug, 1913[26]
Succeeded by
John D. Allen
Preceded by
Robert N. Lawson
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
10 Mar, 1914[27] – 20 Dec, 1914[28]
Succeeded by
Thomas D. L. Sheppard
Preceded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Captain of H.M.S. Temeraire
8 Feb, 1915[29][30] – 3 Mar, 1916[31]
Succeeded by
Edwin V. Underhill
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
3 Mar, 1916[32] – late Jul, 1917[33]
Succeeded by
Henry M. Doughty
Preceded by
Trevylyan D. W. Napier
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Light Cruiser Squadron
1 Jan, 1918[34][35] – 1 Feb, 1919[36]
Succeeded by
Sir Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Preceded by
New Command
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Nore Reserve
1 Feb, 1919[37] – 8 Mar, 1919[38]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Mawbey
Preceded by
New Command
Commander-in-Chief, South America Station
9 Mar, 1919[39] – 1921
Succeeded by
Command Abolished

Footnotes

  1. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 117.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  3. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 117.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27927. p. 4466. 29 June, 1906.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 318.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28452. p. 2. 2 January, 1911.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 335.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 3 March, 1914. Issue 40461, col C, p. 12.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398o.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397t.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 30161. p. 6550. 3 July, 1917.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 79. 1 January, 1918.
  13. "End of Grand Fleet" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 3 April, 1919. Issue 42065, col D, p. 13.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 32717. p. 4329. 6 June, 1922.
  15. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 32941. p. 4408. 3 June, 1924.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 32959. p. 5638. 25 July, 1924.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 33222. p. 7477. 19 November, 1926.
  18. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  19. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  20. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  21. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 319.
  23. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  24. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  25. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 335.
  26. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  27. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  28. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  29. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398o.
  31. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  32. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  33. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 397r.
  34. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. p. 26.
  35. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  36. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  37. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  38. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 354.
  39. "End of Grand Fleet" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 3 April, 1919. Issue 42065, col D, p. 13.