Ernest Alfred Simons

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Admiral Ernest Alfred Simons, Royal Navy (3 September, 1856 – 30 August, 1928) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Simons was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 24 May, 1877.[1]

Simons was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1890.[2]

Simons was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1896.[3]

On 7 July, 1903, Simons was appointed in command of the battleship Illustrious.[4]

On 1 January, 1906, Simons was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII, vice Login.[5]

He served as captain of Formidable from March 1906 until January 1907.[6]

Flag Rank

Simons was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1907, vice Lambton.[7]

Simons was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 27 August, 1911, vice Charles Grey Robinson.[8] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral dated 24 October, 1914,[9] and placed on the Retired List on 24 October, 1915.[10]

He died in London on 30 August, 1928 a few days shy of his seventy-second birthday.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral E. A. Simons" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 3 September, 1928. Issue 44988, col D, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George L. Atkinson-Willes
Captain of H.M.S. Hero
2 Jul, 1894[11] – 28 Aug, 1894[12]
Succeeded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Preceded by
George M. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Melita
28 Aug, 1894[13] – Sep, 1897[14]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Henry A. S. Stanhope
Preceded by
Sir Baldwin W. Walker
Assistant Director of Torpedoes
10 May, 1898[15]
Succeeded by
George Le C. Egerton
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Pomone
18 May, 1899[16] – 3 Sep, 1902[17]
Succeeded by
Harry Jones
Preceded by
Francis J. Foley
Captain of H.M.S. Illustrious
7 Jul, 1903[18][19] – 14 Sep, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Warden
Preceded by
Thomas P. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Formidable
15 Mar, 1906[21] – 1 Jan, 1907[22]
Succeeded by
Herbert Lyon
Preceded by
Frederic W. Fisher
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
17 Jan, 1910[23] – 3 Aug, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
Sackville H. Carden

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24462. p. 3324. 25 May, 1877.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26007. p. 7553. 31 December, 1889.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 3. 1 January, 1897.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 9 July, 1903. Issue 37128, col F, p. 5.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27870. p. 25. 2 January, 1906.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27982. p. 31. 1 January, 1907.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28526. p. 6373. 29 August, 1911.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28984. p. 9690. 24 November, 1914.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 29340. p. 10509. 26 October, 1915.
  11. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  12. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  13. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  14. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 22.
  15. Blond. Technology and Tradition. p. 167.
  16. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  17. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  18. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 9 July, 1903. Issue 37128, col F, p. 5.
  19. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  20. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  21. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  22. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.
  23. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 10 December, 1909. Issue 39139, col E, p. 4.
  24. Simons Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1189.