Brien Michael Money

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Brien Michael Money (11 September, 1880 – 4 April, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Money was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1901.[1]

In 1904, Money collided with T.B. 82 while in command of her sister, T.B. 86. This misadventure drew Their Lordships' severe displeasure. This would prove to be an exception, as Money's service record is remarkably clear of anything but positive evaluations. He created the best sort of impression in his superiors.[2]

In 1909, Money was thanked for the zeal he demonstrated in inventing an "air blast mechanism" which was not adopted.[3]

Money was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1912.[4]

Great War

Money was appointed in command of the destroyer Acheron of the First Destroyer Flotilla on 31 March, 1914. On 10 March, 1915, Money in Acheron was commanding a division of destroyers which succeeded in sinking U 12, earning him the commendation of Captain (D) William Frederick Blunt for his promptitude in the action and, later, a letter on vellum expressing the approbation of the Admiralty. Also in March, Money was thanked by the Board of Trade for rescuing the crew of a lighter.

Money remained in Acheron until being appointed to the flotilla leader Botha on 26 January, 1916. On 8 June, he was appointed in temporary command of Fearless. This sequence kept him from being at the Battle of Jutland, which is unfortunate, as his experience is emphatically the sort that would have been helpful.[5]

Money was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1917.[6]

He was made captain of the flotilla leader Seymour in January, 1918 and served as Captain (D) of the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla through the German High Sea Fleet's surrender in November, 1918.

Post-War

He would remain in the Navy after the war and was appointed Captain of the light cruiser Concord for fifteen months, starting in June, 1921. After an interlude, this was followed by a stint in command of the Eclipse Class second class protected cruiser Dido from early 1923 to mid 1924.

In May 1924, Money was appointed as Director of Torpedoes and Mining (Royal Navy). Money would serve in the role until he was appointed as commander of Eagle, between 1 October 1926 and 1 June 1928.[7]

After being diagnosed with heart arrhythmia (recorded as "disordered action of heart") in 1929, Money was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 17 February, 1931.[8]

Money was admitted to Haslar Hospital suffering from heart pain in late 1938. He would die the following year.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Michael H. Hodges
Captain of H.M.S. Crane
23 Sep, 1901[9] – 30 Sep, 1901[10]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
William O. Boothby
Captain of H.M. T.B. 85
8 Aug, 1902[11]
Succeeded by
John C. S. Paterson
Preceded by
Edmund D. Faber
Captain of H.M. T.B. 114
early Jul, 1904[12] – 14 Jul, 1904[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur B. F. Dawson
Preceded by
John M. de Robeck
Captain of H.M. T.B. 86
14 Jul, 1904[14] – late Jul, 1904[15]
Succeeded by
John J. Dixon
Preceded by
Edward A. D. Masterman
Captain of H.M.S. Vesuvius
16 Feb, 1911[16] – 25 May, 1912[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur T. Walker
Preceded by
Gregory G. C. Wood-Martin
Captain of H.M.S. Spiteful
25 May, 1912[18][19] – 31 Dec, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
Arthur T. Walker
Preceded by
Arthur T. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Vesuvius
31 Dec, 1912[21][22] – 31 Mar, 1914[23]
Succeeded by
Godfrey F. W. Grayson
Preceded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Acheron
31 Mar, 1914[24][25] – 26 Jan, 1916[26]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ithuriel
6 Jul, 1916[27] – 5 Aug, 1916[28]
Succeeded by
Walter L. Allen
Preceded by
Walter L. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Botha
5 Aug, 1916[29][30] – Apr, 1917[31]
Succeeded by
Walter L. Allen
Preceded by
Graham R. L. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. Anzac
Apr, 1917[32] – Jan, 1918[33]
Succeeded by
Claud F. Allsup
Preceded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Captain of H.M.S. Seymour
Jan, 1918[34] – 7 Nov, 1918[35]
Succeeded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Preceded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Captain (D), Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla
Jan, 1918[36] – 1 Mar, 1919[37]
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer
Preceded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
7 Nov, 1918[38] – 1 Mar, 1919[39]
Succeeded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Preceded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Captain of H.M.S. Wallace
1 Mar, 1919[40] – 4 Apr, 1919[41]
Succeeded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Preceded by
Charles D. Roper
Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla
1 Mar, 1919[42] – 4 Apr, 1919[43]
Succeeded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Preceded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Assistant Director of Torpedoes
5 Apr, 1919[44] – 27 Apr, 1921[45]
Succeeded by
Arthur T. Walker
Preceded by
Lionel F. Maitland-Kirwan
Captain of H.M.S. Concord
1 Jun, 1921[46] – Sep, 1922[47]
Succeeded by
Henry G. Thursfield
Preceded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Captain of H.M.S. Dido
27 Feb, 1923[48] – 1 May, 1924[49]
Succeeded by
Cyril St. C. Cameron
Preceded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Director of Torpedoes and Mining
15 May, 1924[50] – 1 Oct, 1926[51]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Walker
Preceded by
William M. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Eagle
1 Oct, 1926[52] – Jul, 1928[53]
Succeeded by
Noel F. Laurence

Footnotes

  1. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  2. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  3. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  4. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  5. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  6. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  7. Smith, Peter C. Eagle's War: Aircraft Carrier HMS Eagle 1939-1942. Crecy Publishing Limited: 2009, p. 186.
  8. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  9. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  10. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  11. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  12. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  13. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  14. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  15. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  16. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  17. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  18. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 377.
  20. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  21. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  22. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 392.
  23. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 391a.
  25. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  26. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  27. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  28. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392n.
  30. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  31. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  32. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  33. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  34. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  35. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  36. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  37. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  38. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  39. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  40. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  41. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  42. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  43. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  44. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  45. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  46. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  47. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  48. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  49. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  50. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  51. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  52. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.
  53. Money Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 215.