Daniel McNab Riddel

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Daniel McN. Riddel as Captain of Renown.
Navy & Army Illustrated.

Vice-Admiral (retired) Daniel McNab Riddel, R.N. (3 November, 1848 – 31 December, 1941) was an officer of the Royal Navy. He served as Flag Captain to Vice-Admiral Sir John A. Fisher on the North America and West Indies Station from 1897 to 1899.

Early Life & Career

Daniel McNab Riddel was born on 3 November, 1848, in Hamilton, Canada, the son of John Riddel.[1]

Riddel was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1872.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1885.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain dated 30 June, 1892.[4]

He was appointed in command of Renown on 3 August, 1897.[5]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 3 November, 1903.[6] He was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1905,[7] and to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 5 November, 1908.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral D. McN. Riddel" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 1 January, 1942. Issue 49122, col E, pg. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard W. Hope
Captain of H.M.S. Pelican
19 Nov, 1889[9]c. Jul, 1892
Succeeded by
Charles H. Cochran
Preceded by
Thomas MacGill
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
18 Jul, 1894 – 1 Oct, 1894
Succeeded by
Daniel McN. Riddel
Preceded by
Daniel McN. Riddel
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
8 Jul, 1896 – 1 Jan, 1897
Succeeded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Preceded by
John M. McQuhae
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
1 Jan, 1897 – 3 Aug, 1897
Succeeded by
Lewis E. Wintz
Preceded by
Arthur W. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
3 Aug, 1897[10][11] – 19 Mar, 1900
Succeeded by
The Hon. Hugh Tyrwhitt
Preceded by
William H. Henderson
Commodore-in-Charge, Jamaica
23 Mar, 1901[12] – 10 Jul, 1903
Succeeded by
Frederic W. Fisher

 

Footnotes

  1. The Canadian Men and Women of the Time (1912). p. 941.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23933. p. 6509. 31 December, 1872.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January, 1886.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 28 July, 1897. Issue 35267, col E, p. 13.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 277612. p. 6781. 6 November, 1903.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27751. p. 151. 6 January, 1905.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 241.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 287.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 28 July, 1897. Issue 35267, col E, p. 13.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 25 March, 1902. Issue 36411, col C, p. 10.