Ernest Kindersley Loring

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Vice-Admiral Ernest Kindersley Loring, C.B., (18 October, 1869 – 24 December, 1945) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Entering Britannia on 15 January, 1883, Loring became a Midshipman on 15 December, 1885.[1]

In November, 1889, Commander Markham ungenerously recorded that Midshipman Loring was "[w]anting in application. very backward."[2]

On 30 October, 1891, Loring failed a gunnery course. He also failed to pass in pilotage in January, 1892. He passed gunnery in March but again failed pilotage in June before finally making the grade later that month. After these trials, Loring was promoted to Lieutenant on 18 November, 1892.[3]

He was appointed in command of the old Triumph on 12 February, 1903.[4]

Loring was promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1903. On 21 July, 1904 he was appointed to Emerald for the Queenstown Flotilla for the Torpedo Boat Manoeuvres. He finally quit Triumph on 6 May, 1905.[5]

Loring was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1910.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Albion in July, 1915.[6]

On 1 February, 1916, he was appointed in command of the battleship Prince George.[7]

He was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Indomitable on 13 August, 1917.[8]

Rear-Admiral on 9 March, 1921.

Placed on Retired List on own request on 15 January, 1923.

Advanced to Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 8 July, 1926.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt
Captain of H.M.S. Ranger
18 Nov, 1896[9] – 9 Jan, 1897[10]
Succeeded by
David R. Beatty
Preceded by
Edward G. Shortland
Captain of H.M.S. Narcissus
16 Jul, 1901[11] – 17 Nov, 1902[12]
Succeeded by
William O. Story
Preceded by
Lawrence de W. Satow
Captain of H.M.S. Wanderer
27 Jul, 1901[13] – Nov, 1903[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Welland
6 Mar, 1905[15] – 10 Mar, 1905[16]
Succeeded by
William E. Middleton
Preceded by
William E. Middleton
Captain of H.M.S. Wolf
10 Mar, 1905[17] – 7 Jun, 1905[18]
Succeeded by
Philip H. Waterer
Preceded by
George P. E. Hunt
Captain of H.M.S. Spartiate
4 Feb, 1910[19] – 2 Aug, 1910[20]
Succeeded by
Edward G. Lowther-Crofton
Preceded by
Hugh F. P. Sinclair
Captain of H.M.S. Hibernia
29 Aug, 1912[21][22] – 29 Aug, 1913[23]
Succeeded by
Alexander Lowndes
Preceded by
Bernhard A. Pratt-Barlow
Captain of H.M.S. Hannibal
Jul, 1914[24]
Succeeded by
John F. Grant-Dalton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Aquitania
31 Jul, 1914[25] – Sep, 1914[26]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry R. Crooke
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment
1 Oct, 1914[27] – 3 Apr, 1915[28]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Cochrane
Preceded by
Hector L. Watts-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Albion
12 Jul, 1915[29][30] – 1 Feb, 1916[31]
Succeeded by
Alexander V. Campbell
Preceded by
Alexander V. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
1 Feb, 1916[32] – 15 Mar, 1916[33]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Stanhope Hawke
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
20 Jun, 1917[34]
Succeeded by
Claud H. Sinclair
Preceded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Captain of H.M.S. Galatea
7 Jul, 1917[35]c. 10 Jul, 1917[36]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Forbes
Preceded by
Michael H. Hodges
Captain of H.M.S. Indomitable
13 Aug, 1917[37][38] – 16 Jan, 1919[39]
Succeeded by
Hugh L. P. Heard
Preceded by
Hubert Lynes
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
17 Jan, 1919[40][41] – 4 May, 1920[42]
Succeeded by
Francis C. Brown
 

Footnotes

  1. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  2. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  3. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  4. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  5. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392.
  7. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  8. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394q..
  9. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  10. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  11. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  12. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  13. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  14. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  15. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  16. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  17. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  18. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  19. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  20. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 325.
  22. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  23. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  24. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  25. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  26. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  27. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  28. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  29. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392.
  31. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  32. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  33. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  34. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  35. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  36. Day of month inferred by appointment of successor. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  37. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394q.
  38. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  39. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  40. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 941b.
  41. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.
  42. Loring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 103.