Francis George Kirby

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Admiral Francis George Kirby, Royal Navy, Retired (18 August, 1854 – 13 January, 1951) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Kirby was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1888.[1]

Kirby was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1894.[2]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Phaeton on 8 June, 1897.[3] Command of a capital ship followed, with appointment to Ramillies in October 1902.[4]

Kirby was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1905, vice Metaxa.[5] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List on 15 January, 1908, at his own request.[6]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 30 April, 1910,[7] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 3 June, 1913.[8]

On 20 March, 1915, Kirby was granted a temporary Commission as Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral F. G. Kirby" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 15 January, 1951. Issue 51899, col D, p. 6.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles J. Norcock
Captain of H.M.S. Phaeton
8 Jun, 1897[10][11] – after Jan, 1900[12]
Succeeded by
Ernest J. Fleet
Preceded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Captain of H.M.S. Devastation
15 Oct, 1900[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Preceded by
The Hon. Walter G. Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
16 Oct, 1902[14] – 7 Oct, 1903[15]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Williams
Preceded by
The Hon. Walter G. Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Leviathan
11 Jan, 1904[16][17] – 24 Jan, 1905[18]
Succeeded by
Christopher G. F. M. Cradock
Preceded by
Christopher G. F. M. Cradock
Captain of H.M.S. Bacchante
25 Jan, 1905[19] – 22 Feb, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
Henry V. W. Elliott
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25772. p. 15. 3 January, 1888.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26534. p. 4154. 20 July, 1894.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 12 May, 1897. Issue 35201, col E, p. 13.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27824. p. 5376. 4 August, 1905.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28100. p. 421. 17 January, 1908.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28362. p. 3063. 3 May, 1910.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28725. p. 3914. 3 June, 1913.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 29109. p. 2846. 23 March, 1915.
  10. "The Naval Review at Spithead". The Times. Wednesday, 9 June, 1897. Issue 35225, col D, p. 10.
  11. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 281.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 245.
  14. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  15. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  16. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 2 January, 1904. Issue 37280, col E, p. 5.
  17. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  18. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  19. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.
  20. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 86/170.