Geoffrey Hopwood

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Vice-Admiral Geoffrey Hopwood, C.B.E., R.N. (6 May, 1877 – 14 August, 1947) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born the son of Reverend T. S. Hopwood in Loughton, Cheswick[?].

Hopwood was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1899.

Hopwood was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.

Hopwood was granted the rank of acting Captain on 21 July, 1917.

Hopwood was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1917.


Hopwood was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 March, 1929.

His date of retirement is not clear in his service record, but perhaps 2 September of 1930.

Hopwood was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 11 February, 1934.

Hopwood was appointed in command of the battleship Glory on 30 October, 1918.[1]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Guy R. A. Gaunt
Captain of H.M.S. Swiftsure
27 Aug, 1912 – 14 Feb, 1913
Succeeded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Preceded by
John L. Pearson
Captain of H.M.S. Glory
30 Oct, 1918[2] – 12 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
John F. Warton
Preceded by
William M. James
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence
20 Mar, 1920 – 31 Mar, 1922
Succeeded by
Edward O. Cochrane
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Diomede
17 Apr, 1922[3] – Mar, 1925
Succeeded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
Preceded by
Eric J. A. Fullerton
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
1 Dec, 1925[4] – 1 Dec, 1927
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Shipway
Preceded by
Ralph Eliot
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
2 Dec, 1927 – Feb, 1929
Succeeded by
James D. Campbell


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 802.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 802.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 233.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 258.