Charles Duncan Johnson

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Vice-Admiral Charles Duncan Johnson, C.B., D.S.O., M.V.O., Royal Navy (26 March, 1869 – 26 June, 1930) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Early Life & Career

Johnson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1892.[1]

Captain

Johnson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1909.[2]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Drake in November 1911. On 10 December 1912, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Minerva, becoming Captain (D) of Sixth Destroyer Flotilla.[3]

In August 1913, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Dido.

He was appointed in command of Attentive on 29 August, 1913 — still Captain (D) of the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla.[4]

He remained in Attentive as a Commodore, Second Class after handing over the role as ship's captain..[5]

By November, 1915, he was Commodore of the Dover Patrol, flying his broad pendant in Attentive under Vice-Admiral Reginald Bacon. At the same time, he was Senior Naval Officer, Dunkirk.[6]

He was appointed in command of Marlborough on 25 October, 1918.[7]

Johnson was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 29 January, 1920.[8]

Johnson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 March, 1926 and placed on the Retired List on 2 March.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 May, 1930.[10]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James Cuddy
Captain of H.M.S. Karakatta
23 May, 1895[11] – 24 Jan, 1896[12]
Succeeded by
James Cuddy
Preceded by
The Hon. Hubert G. Brand
Captain of H.M.S. Drake
30 Nov, 1911[13] – Jan, 1912[14]
Succeeded by
Edward F. Bruen
Preceded by
Edward F. Bruen
Captain of H.M.S. Powerful
early 1912[15] – 16 Mar, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. Savill
Preceded by
Maurice D. Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Actæon
24 May, 1912[17][18] – 10 Dec, 1912[19]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Villiers
Preceded by
Mortimer L'E. Silver
Captain of H.M.S. Minerva
10 Dec, 1912[20][21] – 29 Aug, 1913[22]
Succeeded by
Percival H. Warleigh
Preceded by
Frederic A. Whitehead
Captain of H.M.S. Dido
29 Aug, 1913[23][24] – 1 Jan, 1914[25]
Succeeded by
William M. Moir
Preceded by
Mortimer L'E. Silver
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
29 Aug, 1913[26] – 12 Dec, 1916[27]
Succeeded by
Percy Withers
Preceded by
Thomas Jackson
Captain of H.M.S. Attentive
1 Jan, 1914[28] – 23 Dec, 1914[29]
Succeeded by
Lancelot Napier Turton
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Dunkirk
13 Dec, 1914[30]
Succeeded by
Hubert Lynes
Preceded by
Lancelot N. Turton
Captain of H.M.S. Foresight
23 Dec, 1914[31] – 9 Feb, 1915[32]
Succeeded by
Lancelot N. Turton
Preceded by
Lancelot Napier Turton
Captain of H.M.S. Attentive
9 Feb, 1915[33] – 4 Mar, 1916[34]
Succeeded by
Neston W. Diggle
Preceded by
Edward B. Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Marlborough
25 Oct, 1918[35]
Succeeded by
Thomas N. James
Preceded by
Philip H. Colomb
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Devonport Reserve
9 Apr, 1921[36]
Succeeded by
Alfred A. Ellison
as Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet Devonport
Preceded by
John Luce
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
1924 – 1926
Succeeded by
Alexander V. Campbell
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26239. p. 3. 1 January, 1892.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 344.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 282.
  5. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1915). p. 4.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 842.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31791. p. 2189. 24 February, 1920.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 33139. p. 1650. 5 March, 1926.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 33604. p. 2867. 9 May, 1930.
  11. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  12. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  13. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  14. Month inferred from successor. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  15. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  16. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  17. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  18. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 272.
  19. Month inferred from successor. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 344.
  21. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  22. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 301.
  24. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  25. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 301.
  27. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  28. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  29. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  30. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1916). p. 4.
  31. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  32. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  33. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  34. Johnson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 54.
  35. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 842.
  36. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 11 April, 1921. Issue 42691, col D, p. 16.