Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, First Baron Mountevans

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Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, First Baron Mountevans of Chelsea, C.B., (28 October, 1881 – 20 August, 1957) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

He added the name Russell in late 1904 for family reasons.[1]

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1902.[2]

Evans was awarded 1908's Shadwell Testimonial for some feat of chart-making that remains to be discovered, though he may have been in Spain at the time.[3]

Evans was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 July, 1912 for services in the Antarctic.[4]

On 30 July, 1914, Evans was appointed in command of the destroyer Mohawk.[5]

On the night of 20-21 April, 1917, he commanded the flotilla leader Broke during the Second Battle of Dover Strait when that ship rammed a German destroyer and was torpedoed but remained afloat.[6] Evans was promoted to the rank of Captain on 21 April, 1917 – the day following this action. In May, Evans was lent for a week to ten days duty with American destroyers, but he returned to Broke and served in her until 25 October, 1917.[7]

Evans was appointed in command of the corvette Active in April, 1918.[8]

Post-War

Evans was appointed to Attentive III as Senior Naval Officer, Ostend. He remained there until the base closed on 7 October, 1919.[9]

Evans was appointed in command of light cruiser Carlisle on 15 December, 1920,[10] and personally assisted in the rescue of survivors from a wrecked passenger ship off south China in 1921.[Citation needed] He was next appointed to command of Harebell as Captain of A/P, which might mean Antisubmarine Patrol?[11]

He was appointed command of the battlecruiser Repulse in June 1926.

Evans was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 February, 1928.[12]

Evans was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 November, 1932.[13]

Evans was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 12 July, 1936.[14]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard W. U. Bayly
Captain of H.M.S. Mohawk
30 Jul, 1914[15][16] – 3 Dec, 1914[17]
Succeeded by
Harold D. Adair-Hall
Preceded by
Harold D. Adair-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Viking
3 Dec, 1914[18][19] – 29 Dec, 1915[20]
Succeeded by
George N. Gilbertson
Preceded by
Thomas C. H. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Crusader
29 Dec, 1915[21] – 11 Nov, 1916[22]
Succeeded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Seymour
11 Nov, 1916[23][24] – Nov, 1916[25]
Succeeded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Preceded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
Dec, 1916[26] – 25 Oct, 1917[27]
Succeeded by
Bertram H. Ramsay
Preceded by
George A. Saltren-Willett
Captain of H.M.S. Arrogant
14 Nov, 1917[28] – 19 Jan, 1918[29]
Succeeded by
Ralph Collins
Preceded by
Gordon Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Active
3 Apr, 1918[30] – 2 Apr, 1919[31]
Succeeded by
James W. Fairlough
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Ostend
2 Apr, 1919 – 7 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
Base Closed
Preceded by
John W. Carrington
Captain of H.M.S. Carlisle
15 Dec, 1920[32][33] – 9 Jan, 1923[34]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Preceded by
Lionel G. Preston
Captain of H.M.S. Harebell
9 Jan, 1923[35] – 15 Aug, 1925[36]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Preceded by
?
Captain of Fishery Protection and Minesweeping Flotilla
9 Jan, 1923[37] – 15 Aug, 1925[38]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Preceded by
Herbert W. W. Hope
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
4 Jun, 1926[39] – 15 Sep, 1927[40]
Succeeded by
Theodore J. Hallett
Preceded by
William R. Napier
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Royal Australian Navy Squadron
18 Mar, 1929[41]
Succeeded by
Wilbraham T. R. Ford
Preceded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station
18 Jan, 1933[42] – 26 Jul, 1935[43]
Succeeded by
Francis W. L. Tottenham
Preceded by
Sir Hugh J. Tweedie
Commander-in-Chief at the Nore
3 Dec, 1935[44] – 9 Jan, 1939[45]
Succeeded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg

Footnotes

  1. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  2. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  3. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  4. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 357.
  6. Smith. Hard Lying. pp. 104-5.
  7. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  8. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  9. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 741.
  11. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  12. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  13. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  14. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 357.
  16. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  17. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 394.
  19. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  20. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  21. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  22. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  23. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 398.
  24. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  25. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  26. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391y.
  27. Month name given as "X" in Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  28. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  29. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  30. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 723.
  31. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 741.
  33. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  34. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  35. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  36. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  37. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  38. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  39. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  40. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  41. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  42. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  43. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  44. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.
  45. Evans Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 40.