Arthur Henry Limpus

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Admiral SIR Arthur Henry Limpus, K.C.M.G., C.B., Royal Navy (7 June, 1863 – 3 November, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Arthur Henry Limpus was born in St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, on 7 June, 1863, the son of the Reverend Henry Francis Limpus, one-time Minor Canon of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and Vicar of Twickenham.

Limpus was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1885.[1]

On 18 July, 1889, he was loaned to command the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 64 for manoeuvres.[2]

He was appointed First Lieutenant and Gunnery Lieutenant ("1st and G") of the new battleship Jupiter on 8 June, 1897.[3]

Limpus was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1898.[4]

Captain

Limpus was specially promoted to the rank of Captain on 2 May, 1900, for services in South Africa.[5]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Gibraltar in March 1901.[6] He remained in her until December 1904.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Albion on 30 October, 1907.[7]

Flag Rank

Limpus was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 January, 1909.[8]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation 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 19 June, 1911.[9] He was succeeded by Rear-Admiral Arthur Y. Moggridge in command of the Portsmouth Sub-Division on 17 November.[10]

Great War

Limpus was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 14 September, 1914.[11] He was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Malta Dockyard on 20 September, 1914.[12]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1916.[13]

Limpus was appointed President of the Shell Committee, which received its terms of reference on 2 March, 1917.[14] He left the Shell Committee on 26 June, being succeeded by Captain Frederic C. Dreyer, the Director of Naval Ordnance.[15] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 30 January, 1918[16]

Post-War

He placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 1 January, 1919, at his own request.[17] He died at Alassio, Italy on 3 November, 1931.

Papers

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederic E. E. Brock
Rear-Admiral Commanding,
Portsmouth Division, Home Fleet

1910 – 1911
Succeeded by
Arthur Y. Moggridge

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur Y. Moggridge
Captain of H.M. T.B. 64
18 Jul, 1889[18][19] – 4 Sep, 1889[20]
Succeeded by
John B. Hancock
Preceded by
Charles E. Kingsmill
Captain of H.M.S. Gibraltar
6 Mar, 1901[21] – 17 Jun, 1904[22]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Johnston Stewart
Preceded by
Randolph F. O. Foote
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
1 Jul, 1905[23] – 30 Oct, 1907[24]
Succeeded by
Richard H. Peirse
Preceded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Captain of H.M.S. Albion
30 Nov, 1907[25] – 15 Mar, 1909[26]
Succeeded by
Rosslyn E. Wemyss
Preceded by
Sackville H. Carden
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
20 Sep, 1914[27] – 24 Sep, 1916[28]
Succeeded by
George A. Ballard
Preceded by
New Committee
President of the Shell Committee
5 Mar, 1917[29] – 26 Jun, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
Frederic C. Dreyer


Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25485. p. 3002. 30 June, 1885.
  2. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col F, p. 3.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 10 May, 1897. Issue 35199, col E, p. 12.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December, 1897.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27194. p. 3249. 22 May, 1900.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 275.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28221. p. 944. 5 February, 1909.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  10. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 31 October, 1911. Issue 39730, col B, p. 14.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28910. p. 7478. 22 September, 1914.
  12. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 6.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29423. p. 83. 1 January, 1916.
  14. Reports of the Shell Committee. 1917 and 1918. p. 7.
  15. Reports of the Shell Committee. 1917 and 1918. p. 14.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 30522. p. 1945. 12 February, 1918.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 31112. p. 364. 7 January, 1919.
  18. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col F, p. 3.
  19. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 431.
  20. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 431.
  21. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.
  22. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.
  23. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.
  24. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.
  25. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.
  26. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.
  27. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 137.
  28. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.
  29. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.
  30. Limpus Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 137.