Arthur Edmund Wood

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Arthur Edmund Wood, C.M.G., Royal Navy (23 February, 1875 – 30 January, 1961) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Wood was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1896.

Wood was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1907.

Wood left Alert and took command of Northbrook on 17 August, 1914.

Wood was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1915 and re-appointed in command of Northbrook.

He was superseded in command of Northbrook on 3 February, 1916.

Wood was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Apollo on 1 September, 1917, and as Captain (D) of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[1]

Post-War

Placed on Retired List at own request on 22 June 1922.

Wood was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral in August, 1926.

World War II

Wood was informed that he was not fit for sea service and could not be employed as a Commodore of Convoys.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh G.-C. Somerville
Captain of H.M.S. Alert
15 Dec, 1912[2] – 17 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
Louis H. Crozier
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Northbrook
17 Aug, 1914[3] – 3 Feb, 1916
Succeeded by
Lancelot N. Turton
Preceded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Captain of H.M.S. Hecla
30 Jun, 1916 – Dec, 1916
Succeeded by
Percy Withers
Preceded by
Walter R. G. Petre
Captain of H.M.S. Apollo
1 Sep, 1917[4] – 1 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Morshead B. Baillie-Hamilton
Preceded by
Percy Withers
Captain (D), Fourth Destroyer Flotilla
1 Sep, 1917[5] – 1 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Preceded by
Morshead B. Baillie-Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Apollo
11 Apr, 1919 – 14 Jun, 1920
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 730.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1914). p. 276-7.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 399c.
  4. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 730.
  5. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 730.