Arthur William Moore

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Admiral SIR Arthur William Moore, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., C.M.G., Royal Navy (30 July, 1847 – 3 April, 1934) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Moore was appointed to the battleship Invincible on 15 January, 1881.[1] He was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 31 December.[2]

For services rendered during the operations in Egypt, Moore was noted to be promoted to the rank of Captain, on completing the necessary sea time.[3] He was promoted Captain on 27 June, 1884.[4]

He was appointed as Captain of the training ship Britannia on 17 April, 1894.[5]

Moore was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria dated 9 November, 1895, vice Douglas.[6]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Renown on 8 June, 1897.[7] In the Queen's Diamond Jubilee honours, 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 22 June, 1897.[8]

Flag Rank

Moore was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 13 January, 1899, vice Alington.[9]

Moore was knighted and 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 26 June, 1902.[10]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral dated 8 December, 1903, vice Rolfe.[11]

On the occasion of the visit of the French fleet to Britain Moore was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) on 11 August, 1905.[12]

Moore was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 10 October, 1907, vice Domvile.[13]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[14]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, Moore was placed on the Retired List on 30 July, 1912.[15]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Arthur Moore" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 10 April, 1934. Issue 46724, col A, pg. 9.
  • Moore, E. Marjorie (1964). Adventure in the Royal Navy: The Life and Letters of Admiral Sir Arthur William Moore, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., C.M.G. 1837-1934. Liverpool: Self-published.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Bacchante
14 Apr, 1885[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur H. Alington
Captain of H.M.S. Dreadnought
18 Nov, 1891[17] – 13 Mar, 1894[18]
Succeeded by
Anson Schomberg
Preceded by
Alan B. Thomas
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Britannia
17 Apr, 1894[19] – 21 Apr, 1897[20]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Assheton G. Curzon-Howe
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
8 Jun, 1897[21][22] – 3 Aug, 1897[23]
Succeeded by
Daniel McN. Riddel
Preceded by
Gerard H. U. Noel
Junior Naval Lord
31 Dec, 1898[24] – 21 Jan, 1901[25]
Succeeded by
John Durnford
Preceded by
Sir Robert Hastings Harris
Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
11 Feb, 1901[26] – 11 Feb, 1904[27]
Succeeded by
Sir John Durnford
Preceded by
Charles J. Barlow
Second-in-Command, Channel Fleet
9 May, 1905[28] – 5 Dec, 1905[29]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Sir Assheton G. Curzon-Howe
Preceded by
Sir Gerard H. U. Noel
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
6 Dec, 1905[30] – 21 Mar, 1908[31]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Sir Hedworth Lambton
Preceded by
The Hon. Sir Assheton G. Curzon-Howe
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Station
13 Mar, 1911[32] – 30 Jul, 1912[33]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Sir Hedworth Meux

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (June, 1881). p. 219.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25055. p. 4. 3 January, 1882.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25169. p. 5173. 17 November, 1882.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25372. p. 3009. 1 July, 1884.
  5. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 26684. p. 6900. 29 November, 1895.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 12 May, 1897. Issue 35201, col E, p. 13.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 26867. p. 3568. 25 June, 1897.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27043. p. 298. 17 January, 1899.
  10. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4189. 26 June, 1902.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 27628. p. 8407. 22 December, 1903.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 27826. p. 5532. 11 August, 1905.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 28068. p. 6813. 11 October, 1907.
  14. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 28632. p. 5723. 2 August, 1912.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 196.
  17. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  18. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  19. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  20. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  21. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 12 May, 1897. Issue 35201, col E, p. 13.
  22. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  23. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  24. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  25. Inferred from appointment of John Durnford, and Moore's own next appointment being soon thereafter.
  26. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  27. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  28. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  29. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  30. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  31. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  32. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 1296/39. f. 915.
  33. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.