Arthur William Waymouth

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Admiral Arthur William Waymouth, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (16 or 18 November, 1863 – 14 January, 1936) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Waymouth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 20 June, 1883.[1]

Waymouth was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1895,[2] at the age of thirty-one years, seven months, and twelve days.

Waymouth was promoted to the rank of Captain on 26 June, 1902.[3] After a short period on Half Pay on 22 September he was appointed a member of the Ordnance Committee. He took command of the second class protected cruiser Minerva on 9 June, 1904.

On 11 September, 1906, he was appointed to Pembroke for trials of the new armoured cruiser Warrior, effective 29 November.[4] His application to count his time in command of Warrior for the trials as service in a ship of war at sea.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Triumph on 12 January, 1912.[5] On 7 March, 1912, he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, vice Kingsford.[6]

On 3 September, 1912, Waymouth was appointed Director of Naval Equipment at the Admiralty.[7]

In July, 1914 it was announced that Waymouth would succeed Rear-Admiral Montague E. Browning as Rear-Admiral in the Third Battle Squadron on 1 September.[8]

Great War

Waymouth was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath on 1 January, 1916.[9]

Waymouth was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 2 July, 1917, vice Bradford.[10] He was placed on the Retired List on 27 September.[11] He was advanced to the tank of Admiral on the Retired list on 7 October, 1920.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Arthur W. Waymouth" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 15 January, 1936. Issue 47272, col B, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Montague E. Browning
Captain of H.M.S. Kite
4 Jan, 1895[13] – 13 Mar, 1895[14]
Succeeded by
John F. Murray-Aynsley
Preceded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Assistant Secretary to the Ordnance Committee
17 Jan, 1899[15]
Succeeded by
Douglas L. Dent
Preceded by
Randolph F. O. Foote
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
22 Sep, 1902[16] – 8 Jun, 1904[17]
Succeeded by
Leonard T. Pease
Preceded by
Frederick C. D. Sturdee
Captain of H.M.S. Minerva
9 Jun, 1904[18] – 10 Sep, 1906[19]
Succeeded by
Henry J. L. Clarke
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Warrior
29 Nov, 1906[20] – 15 Feb, 1909[21]
Succeeded by
Owen F. Gillett
Preceded by
Rudolf W. Bentinck
Naval Member of the Ordnance Board
16 Feb, 1909[22] – 11 Jan, 1911[23]
Succeeded by
Cecil F. Dampier
Preceded by
Francis G. Eyre
Captain of H.M.S. Triumph
12 Jan, 1911[24][25] – 18 Mar, 1912[26]
Succeeded by
Joseph R. Bridson
Preceded by
New Appointment
Director of Naval Equipment
3 Sep, 1912[27][28] – Jan, 1915[29]
Succeeded by
Clement Greatorex
Preceded by
Henry H. Campbell
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Seventh Cruiser Squadron
14 Jan, 1915[30][31] – 6 Apr, 1915[32][33]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Tottenham
Preceded by
Herbert L. Heath
Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard
5 Aug, 1915[34][35] – 18 Jan, 1917[36]
Succeeded by
Sir Charles L. Vaughan-Lee

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25379. p. 3324. 22 July, 1884.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4198. 26 June, 1902.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 1 December, 1906. Issue 38192, col E, p. 11.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 24 December, 1910. Issue 39464, col D, p. 7.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28589. p. 1828. 12 March, 1912.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 89.
  8. "Second Sea Lord" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 23 July, 1914. Issue 40586, col G, p. 10.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29423. p. 80. 31 December, 1915.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 30161. p. 6550. 3 July, 1917.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 30332. p. 10504. 12 October, 1917.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 32081. p. 9891. 12 October, 1920.
  13. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 455.
  14. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 455.
  15. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  16. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 455.
  17. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 455.
  18. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 455.
  19. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 455.
  20. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  21. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 443.
  22. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  23. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 443.
  24. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 387.
  26. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 89.
  28. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  29. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  30. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 18.
  31. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  32. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 18.
  33. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  34. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 554.
  35. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.
  36. Waymouth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 164.