Arthur Stopford

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Vice-Admiral (retired) THE HONOURABLE Arthur Stopford, C.M.G., R.N. (29 April, 1879 – 25 May, 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Stopford was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 65 on 11 July, 1899.[1]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1900.

Stopford was appointed to Invincible on 6 October 1908 to serve as her gunnery officer on her commissioning. On 4 January, 1911, he was re-appointed to the ship as first and gunnery officer. Superseded on 16 March, Stopford went to Excellent for two months to requalify in gunnery. This done, he spent six weeks in temporary service under the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth and ten months as first and gunnery officer in Triumph in the Mediterranean before being promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1917.

Stopford was appointed in command of the light cruiser Cleopatra on 23 December, 1919.[2]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 May, 1929 and placed on the Retired List on 19 May.

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 11 February, 1934.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alan M. Yeats-Brown
Captain of H.M. T.B. 65
11 Jul, 1899[3] – 31 Oct, 1899
Succeeded by
Leopold A. Bernays
Preceded by
Carlyon W. Bellairs
Captain of H.M. T.B. 80
21 Jul, 1903[4] – 18 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Francis A. Clutterbuck
Preceded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Captain of H.M.S. Peterel
14 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Preceded by
Charles J. C. Little
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
23 Dec, 1919[5] – Sep, 1921
Succeeded by
Hugh D. Colville
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
20 Feb, 1923[6] – 15 Jul, 1925
Succeeded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Preceded by
Francis W. Loftus Tottenham
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Washington, D.C.
Oct, 1925 – 7 May, 1928
Succeeded by
James S. M. Ritchie

Footnotes

  1. "The Naval Mobilization". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1899. Issue 35877, col C, p. 10.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 746.
  3. "The Naval Mobilization". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1899. Issue 35877, col C, p. 10.
  4. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 746.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 245.