Geoffrey Shuttleworth Holden

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Captain Geoffrey Shuttleworth Holden, Royal Navy (25 March, 1886 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Holden was born in Aston on Trent, the son of the Reverend J. S. Holden.[1]

Holden was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1908.[2]

Holden was appointed in command of the T.B. 077 on 14 December, 1909.[3]

He was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 22 on 30 July, 1912.[4]

Holden was appointed in command of the destroyer Star on 3 February, 1914.[5]

Great War

Holden was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1916.[6]

He grounded North Star on 5 February, 1917 and was cautioned to be more careful in future.[7]

On 11 January, 1917, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Sceptre.[8] He would ground her, too, on 8 November, 1917 and receive the same light treatment as before.[9]

On 10 December, 1918, he received an expression of appreciation from the Admiralty for his work in creating novel fire control gear aboard H.M.S. Sceptre.[10]

Post-War

Holden was appointed in command of the destroyer Sikh on 15 April, 1919.[11]

Holden was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1922.[12]

On 9 July, 1923, he was appointed to command a group of T.B.Ds. in reserve, being on the books of Dido. He would be there until being appointed to work within the Operations Division on 16 June, 1924. This would take him into mid-1926.[13]

He was admitted to Haslar Hospital on 7 November, 1929 to be operated on for acute appendicitis. He was soon found fit and his present appointment extended to 29 June, 1932 when it was planned that he would retire.[14]

Holden was admitted to the hospital on 15 March, 1922 for multiple tooth extractions. As previously planned, Holder was promoted to the rank of Captain on 29 June, 1932 and was placed on the Retired List that same day at his own request.[15]

World War II

Holden was promoted to the rank of Acting Captain on 10 November, 1939.[16]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Harold D. Adair-Hall
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 077
Captain of H.M. T.B. 077
14 Dec, 1909[17][18] – 25 Feb, 1911[19]
Succeeded by
Gerald F. W. Addison
Preceded by
Gerald F. W. Addison
Captain of H.M. T.B. 073
25 Feb, 1911[20][21] – 31 Mar, 1911[22]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Adrian St. V. Keyes
Captain of H.M. T.B. 4
27 Mar, 1912[23][24] – 30 Jul, 1912[25]
Succeeded by
Alexander L. Fletcher
Preceded by
Robert W. Richardson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 22
30 Jul, 1912[26] – 3 Feb, 1914[27][28]
Succeeded by
Alfred G. Peace
Preceded by
Kenneth F. Sworder
Captain of H.M.S. Star
3 Feb, 1914[29] – 1 Jan, 1916[30]
Succeeded by
George C. H. Lawson
Preceded by
Charles E. Hughes White
Captain of H.M.S. Lark
13 Jan, 1916[31][32] – 11 Jan, 1917[33]
Succeeded by
John H. Jauncey
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. North Star
11 Jan, 1917[34] – May, 1917[35]
Succeeded by
Kenneth C. Helyar
Preceded by
Kenneth C. Helyar
Captain of H.M.S. Sceptre
late May, 1917[36] – 15 Apr, 1919[37]
Succeeded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Preceded by
Harold G. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Sikh
15 Apr, 1919[38][39] – 7 Jun, 1921[40]
Succeeded by
John B. Spurgin
Preceded by
Richard M. Welby
Captain of H.M.S. Vega
20 Jul, 1921[41] – 2 Feb, 1923[42]
Succeeded by
Kenneth L. Campbell
Preceded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Captain of H.M.S. Vanquisher
21 Sep, 1926[43] – 17 May, 1927[44]
Succeeded by
Austen G. Lilley
Preceded by
William J. Whitworth
Captain of H.M.S. Valkyrie
17 May, 1927[45]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur E. H. Wright
Captain of H.M.S. Valentine
c. late 1927[46]
Succeeded by
William E. B. Magee
Preceded by
William E. B. Magee
Captain of H.M.S. Witherington
24 Aug, 1928[47] – 12 Sep, 1928[48]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Shikari
26 Nov, 1928[49] – 2 Dec, 1929[50]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  2. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 399.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 382.
  6. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  7. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 904.
  9. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  10. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 864.
  12. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  13. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  14. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  15. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  16. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  18. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  19. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  20. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401a.
  22. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  23. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 399.
  25. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 400.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 400.
  27. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  28. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398d-k.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398d-k.
  30. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  31. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395tt.
  32. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  33. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  34. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  35. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  36. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  37. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  38. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 864.
  39. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  40. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  41. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  42. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  43. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  44. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  45. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  46. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  47. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  48. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. f. ?.
  49. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.
  50. Holden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/274. Unnumbered folio.