Frederick John Butler Gibson

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Captain Frederick John Butler Gibson, O.B.E., R.N., Retired (11 September, 1882 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Gibson's father was Reverend Herbert Favell Gibson. Gibson gained seven months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Gibson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903.

Gibson obtained a 4th class certificate in surveying in February, 1903. He would ascend through 3rd and 2nd class until obtaining a first class certificate on 1 June, 1911.

Gibson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1911.

Gibson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.

In November 1918, Commodore-in-Charge, Hong Kong Gurner recorded that Gibson was "except. one of the most capable officers I have ever met. Has performed every kind of intricate duty well, never at a loss & meets every situation with except. ability."

Gibson was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 31 October, 1922. He received permission to proceed to the Orinces Delta in Venezuela for three years in 1923 and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 11 September, 1927.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick C. C. Pasco
Captain of H.M.S. Fantome
early 1911 – 4 May, 1911
Succeeded by
John D. Nares
Preceded by
Frederick C. C. Pasco
Captain of H.M.S. Merlin
15 Dec, 1913[1] – 5 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
John D. Nares
Preceded by
Frederick A. Reyne
Captain of H.M.S. Hearty
26 Aug, 1918 – 4 Feb, 1920
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 345.