Arthur Yerbury Moggridge

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Admiral Arthur Yerbury Moggridge, Royal Navy, Retired (20 September, 1858 – 13 November, 1946) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Moggridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 31 December, 1882.[1]

On 4 July, 1888, he was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 64 for manoeuvres.[2]

Moggridge was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1895, aged thirty-six years, nine months, and ten days.[3]

Captain

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1900, aged forty-one, nine months, and ten days.[4] On 16 July, 1901, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Æolus for the annual manœuvres, and on 31 September was appointed to President for study at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.[5]

On 5 May, 1902, he was appointed to Hibernia for command of the second class protected cruiser Hermione in the Mediterranean. He took command on 29 May.[6] In August, 1904, Admiral Sir Compton E. Domvile, the Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean, wrote of him, "A very good officer but his experience as a navigating officer did not enable him to handle his men well & look after his ship but she is much improved the last 12 months. Physically strong."[7]

On 8 December, 1904, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser St. George.[8]

Moggridge was appointed in command of Hogue on 15 May, 1906, for service in the Particular Service Squadron. Admiral Sir Lewis A. Beaumont, the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, inspected the ship on 17 May, finding a "lack of zeal & energy on part of officers."[9] Their Lordships expressed their displeasure.[10] He was superseded on 20 December. His superior officer, Admiral Sir Day H. Bosanquet, wrote of him: "An excellent captain of temperate habits, sound judgement, very good ability & very good physical strength, a particularly excellent navigator & plays a first rate game of golf."[11]

He was appointed for a Signal Course at Portsmouth on 21 January, 1907, which he completed on 8 February. On 25 January he was appointed to Pembroke as Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief at the Nore. He was appointed to Vivid as Commodore, Second Class in command of the Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport, on 22 April, 1908.[12]

On 1 August, 1908, he was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to the King, vice Keppel.[13]

Flag Rank

Moggridge was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 July, 1909, vice Robertson.[14] He succeeded Rear-Admiral Arthur H. Limpus, C.B. in command of the Portsmouth Division of the Home Fleet on 17 November, 1911.[15] He was superseded on 18 November, 1912.[16]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 11 April, 1915, vice Williams.[17] He had requested to retire, but on 26 May was granted permission to withdraw his request.[18] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 15 July, 1915.[19] On 26 August he was appointed Admiralty Representative in connection with the supply of munitions Area No. 4, Birmingham. On 15 January, 1916, he was appointed Director of a newly formed Priority Section at the Admiralty which dealt with matters of labour and materiel arising between the Admiralty and Ministry of Munitions.[20] He was appointed Admiralty delegate to an Admiralty-Board of Trade body on ensuring economical use of shipbuilding resources on 17 December, 1916, ceasing this duty on 14 January, 1917. On 16 August he ceased duty as Director of Priority Section.[21] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 September, 1918.[22]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur H. Limpus
Rear-Admiral Commanding,
Portsmouth Division, Home Fleets

17 Nov, 1911[23] – 18 Nov, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
Reginald G. O. Tupper

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 64
4 Jul, 1888[25][26] – 25 Aug, 1888[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Limpus
Preceded by
John Casement
Captain of H.M.S. Æolus
16 Jul, 1901[28] – 20 Aug, 1901[29]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Fleet
Preceded by
Robert S. D. Cuming
Captain of H.M.S. Hermione
5 May, 1902[30] – 23 Sep, 1904[31]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Preceded by
Frank Finnis
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
8 Dec, 1904[32] – 14 May, 1906[33]
Succeeded by
Charles H. H. Moore
Preceded by
Charles H. H. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Hogue
15 May, 1906[34] – 19 Dec, 1906[35]
Succeeded by
Evelyn R. Le Marchant
Preceded by
Archibald J. Pocklington
Flag Captain at the Nore
25 Jan, 1907[36][37] – 21 Apr, 1908[38]
Succeeded by
Clement Greatorex
Preceded by
Frederic E. E. Brock
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
22 Apr, 1908[39]
Succeeded by
Rosslyn E. Wemyss

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25184. p. 31. 2 January, 1883.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  5. ADM 196/39. f. 929.
  6. ADM 196/39. f. 929.
  7. ADM 196/87. f. 95.
  8. ADM 196/39. f. 929.
  9. ADM 196/39. f. 929.
  10. ADM 196/87. f. 95.
  11. ADM 196/87. f. 95.
  12. ADM 196/39. f. 929.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 28164. p. 5731. 4 August, 1908.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 28268. p. 5193. 6 July, 1909.
  15. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 31 October, 1911. Issue 39730, col B, p. 14.
  16. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 929.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 29127. p. 3582. 13 April, 1915.
  18. ADM 196/39. f. 929.
  19. The London Gazette: no. 29236. p. 7073. 20 July, 1915.
  20. ADM 196/39. f. 929.
  21. ADM 196/39. f. 930.
  22. The London Gazette: no. 30887. p. 10549. 6 September, 1918.
  23. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  24. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  25. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  26. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 421.
  27. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 421.
  28. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 421.
  29. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 421.
  30. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  31. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  32. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  33. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  34. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  35. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  36. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 29 January, 1907. Issue 38242, col B, p. 6.
  37. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  38. Moggridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 497.
  39. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 7 April, 1908. Issue 38614, col B, p. 7.