Francis George Gillilan Chilton

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Vice-Admiral Francis George Gillilan Chilton, C.B., G.S.P., G.D.C. (8 July, 1879 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Chilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1901.[1]

Chilton was appointed to Dreadnought on 24 March, 1909 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1909. He would remain in Dreadnought until 27 March, 1911, starting an appointment to Victory to be Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Moore.[2]

Chilton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1914.[3]

Chilton was appointed in command of the scout cruiser Foresight on 31 January, 1918.[4]

Post-War

In January, 1919, Chilton was appointed in command of the battleship Superb.

Chilton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1919.[5]

Chilton was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Repulse in April, 1928.

Chilton was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 June, 1931.[6]

He was appointed Rear-Admiral and Senior Naval Officer, Yangtze on 25 August, 1933 and assumed command on 24 October. He was superseded on 22 October, 1935.[7]

Chilton was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 2 January, 1936.[8]

World War II

Chilton was appointed to President additional for duty within the Admiralty on 14 February, 1942, serving as a Commodore, Second Class. He was returned to the Retired List on 5 January, 1945.[9]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter J. C. Lake
Captain of H.M.S. Sentinel
Jan, 1918[10] – 31 Jan, 1918[11]
Succeeded by
Andrew L. Strange
Preceded by
Andrew L. Strange
Captain of H.M.S. Foresight
31 Jan, 1918[12][13] – 1 Oct, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
Richard L. Edwards
Preceded by
Stephen H. Radcliffe
Captain of H.M.S. Superb
29 Jan, 1919[15]
Succeeded by
Charles W. Bruton
Preceded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Captain of H.M.S. Argus
15 Aug, 1922[16] – 15 Aug, 1924[17]
Succeeded by
Stanley L. Willis
Preceded by
Theodore J. Hallett
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
21 Apr, 1928[18] – 26 Nov, 1929[19]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Preceded by
Richard A. S. Hill
Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse
Oct, 1933[20] – Oct, 1935[21]
Succeeded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 15.
  2. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 85.
  3. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 85.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 795.
  5. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 85.
  6. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 85.
  7. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  8. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 85.
  9. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  10. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  11. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 795.
  13. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  14. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 912.
  16. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  17. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  18. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  19. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.