Andrew Browne Cunningham, First Viscount Cunningham

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Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Browne Cunningham, First Viscount Cunningham, K.T., G.C.B., O.M., D.S.O., (7 January, 1883 – 12 June, 1963) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cunningham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1904.[1]

Cunningham was appointed in command of the destroyer Scorpion on 10 January, 1911.[2]

Cunningham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 March, 1912.[3]

Cunningham was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.[4]

Cunningham was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1919.[5]

On 29 March, 1918, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Termagant.[6]

On 11 May, 1926, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calcutta.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M. T.B. 14
13 May, 1908[8][9] – 26 Jan, 1910[10]
Succeeded by
John J. C. Ridley
Preceded by
John Fawcett
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
15 Aug, 1910[11] – 16 Dec, 1910[12]
Succeeded by
Clive N. Rolfe
Preceded by
Reginald G. Stone
Captain of H.M.S. Scorpion
10 Jan, 1911[13] – 24 Jul, 1916[14]
Succeeded by
Keith R. Farquharson
Preceded by
Philip G. Wodehouse
Captain of H.M.S. Rattlesnake
4 Aug, 1916[15] – 2 Oct, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
Keith R. Farquharson
Preceded by
Keith R. Farquharson
Captain of H.M.S. Scorpion
2 Oct, 1916[17] – 11 Feb, 1918[18]
Succeeded by
Loben E. H. Maund
Preceded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Ophelia
11 Feb, 1918[19] – 29 Mar, 1918[20]
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Fellowes
Preceded by
Montague R. Bernard
Captain of H.M.S. Termagant
29 Mar, 1918[21] – 20 Feb, 1919[22]
Succeeded by
George C. H. Lawson
Preceded by
Ronald H. C. Hallifax
Captain of H.M.S. Seafire
20 Feb, 1919[23] – 1 Dec, 1919[24]
Succeeded by
Maxwell A. C. Ritter
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain of H.M.S. Shakespeare
2 May, 1922[25] – 19 Dec, 1922[26]
Succeeded by
Eric G. Robinson
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
2 May, 1922[27] – 19 Dec, 1922[28]
Succeeded by
Eric G. Robinson
Preceded by
Arthur K. Betty
Captain of H.M.S. Wallace
19 Dec, 1922[29] – 1 Jul, 1924[30]
Succeeded by
Kenneth MacLeod
Preceded by
Arthur K. Betty
Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla
19 Dec, 1922[31] – 1 Jul, 1924[32]
Succeeded by
Kenneth MacLeod
Preceded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Captain of H.M.S. Columbine
15 Oct, 1924[33][34]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
The Alexander R. M. Ramsay
Captain of H.M.S. Calcutta
11 May, 1926[35] – Jan, 1928[36]
Succeeded by
Philip Hordern
Preceded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Captain of H.M.S. Despatch
Jan, 1928[37] – Jul, 1928[38]
Succeeded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Preceded by
Arthur Bromley
Flag Captain, North America and West Indies Station
Jan, 1928[39] – Jul, 1928[40]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis W. L. Tottenham
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
Dec, 1929[41] – Dec, 1930[42]
Succeeded by
Roger M. Bellairs
Preceded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
6 Jul, 1931 – 30 Jan, 1933
Succeeded by
Robert C. Davenport
Preceded by
Sir Geoffrey Blake
Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
3 Jul, 1937[43] – 21 Aug, 1938[44]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
as Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron
Preceded by
Sir William M. James
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
14 Nov, 1938[45] – May, 1939[46]
Succeeded by
Sir Tom S. V. Phillips
Preceded by
Sir Alfred D. P. R. Pound
as Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
1 Jun, 1939 – Mar, 1942
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
Sir Henry H. Harwood
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
20 Feb, 1943 – 15 Oct, 1943
Succeeded by
Sir John H. D. Cunningham
as Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station & Allied Naval Commander Mediterranean
Preceded by
Sir A. Dudley P. R. Pound
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
15 Oct, 1943[Citation needed]
Succeeded by
Sir John H. D. Cunningham

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 19.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 379a.
  3. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. Unnumbered folio.
  4. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. Unnumbered folio.
  5. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. Unnumbered folio.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 916.
  7. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 400.
  9. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  10. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  11. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  12. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397w.
  14. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  15. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  16. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397w.
  18. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  19. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  20. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  21. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 916.
  22. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  23. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  24. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  25. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  26. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  27. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  28. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  29. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  30. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  31. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  32. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  33. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  34. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 226.
  35. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  36. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  37. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  38. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  39. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  40. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  41. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  42. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  43. "Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 3 July, 1937. Issue 47727, col F, p. 14.
  44. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.
  45. "Deputy Chief of Naval Staff" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 27 September, 1938. Issue 48110, col F, p. 17.
  46. Cunningham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 286.