Geoffrey Schomberg Arbuthnot

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Admiral SIR Geoffrey Schomberg Arbuthnot, K.C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (18 January, 1885 – 4 October, 1957) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Arbuthnot was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1906.[1]

He married on 22 October, 1913 and had a daughter in 1914 and boys in 1915 and 1919, one of whom joined the Royal Navy.[2]

Post-War

Arbuthnot was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918. The next day, he was appointed executive officer in the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Cornwall. On 19 August, he would move from her to be commander in Temeraire, where he would remain until 2 May, 1921.[3]

He was then appointed to work with the Director of Naval Ordnance, where he would remain for nearly two years. On 10 February, 1923, Arbuthnot was appointed to Calcutta as commander.[4]

Arbuthnot was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1926.[5]

Arbuthnot was appointed in command of the battleship Valiant in December, 1935.

Arbuthnot was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 December, 1936.[6]

World War II

Arbuthnot was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 6 May, 1940.[7]

Arbuthnot was placed on the Retired List on 31 December, 1943 and promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 7 February, 1944.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas C. C. Bolster
Captain of H.M.S. Seawolf
26 Aug, 1926[9] – 7 Mar, 1927[10]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
Lionel V. Wells
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
14 Mar, 1927[11] – 8 Jan, 1929[12]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Power
Preceded by
Niel O'Neill
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
12 Jan, 1929[13] – Jun, 1931[14]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
Hubert Ardill
Deputy Director of Training and Staff Duties
14 Mar, 1932[15] – 18 Jun, 1933[16]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Buckley
Preceded by
Edward O. Cochrane
Director of Training and Staff Duties
19 Jun, 1933[17] – 13 Mar, 1934[18]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Buckley
Preceded by
George H. D'O. Lyon
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
Aug, 1934[19] – Mar, 1935[20]
Succeeded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Preceded by
Ralph Leatham
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
14 Dec, 1935[21] – 4 Feb, 1937[22]
Succeeded by
William K. D. Dowding
Preceded by
Percy L. H. Noble
Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport
1 Oct, 1937 – 1 Apr, 1941[23]
Succeeded by
Sir John H. D. Cunningham
Preceded by
Sir Ralph Leatham
as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
22 Apr, 1941[24] – 17 Jun, 1942[25]
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey Layton
as Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 3.
  2. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  3. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  4. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  5. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  6. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  7. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  8. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  9. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  10. Inferred from Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  11. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  12. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  13. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  14. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  15. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  16. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  17. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  18. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  21. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  22. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  23. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  24. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.
  25. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/91/198. f. 200.