George Augustus Giffard

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Admiral George Augustus Giffard, C.M.G., Royal Navy (20 February, 1849 – 23 September, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 1 July, 1887, Giffard was given command of the sloop Wanderer.[1] He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1890.[2]

In April 1896, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Fox.

Giffard was appointed Commodore, Second Class in the Newfoundland Fisheries Division on 23 February, 1899.[3]

He was appointed as captain of the battleship Hannibal on 10 May, 1902.[4]

Flag Rank

Giffard was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 October, 1903, vice Rolfe.[5]

Giffard was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard on 5 February, 1907.[6] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral dated 1 September, vice Groome.[7]

Giffard was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 19 July, 1911, vice Barlow,[8] and, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 May, 1913.[9]

He was admitted to Haslar Hospital on 7 September, 1921 and was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He was required to return in October, 1924 and have an inguinal colostomy performed. Whether this helped or not, he lived another eleven months, dying on 23 September, 1925.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral G. A. Giffard" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 24 September, 1925. Issue 44075, col E, p. 15.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Orford Churchill
Captain of H.M.S. Wanderer
1 Jul, 1887[11] – 18 Apr, 1891[12]
Succeeded by
Frederick W. Loane
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Bonaventure
May, 1892[13] – before 7 Mar, 1893[14]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Preceded by
Charles S. Donner
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
31 May, 1892[15] – 28 Mar, 1895[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
14 Apr, 1896[17] – 21 Jan, 1898[18]
Succeeded by
Frank H. Henderson
Preceded by
Andrew K. Bickford
Captain of H.M.S. Trafalgar
11 May, 1898[19][20] – 23 Feb, 1899[21]
Succeeded by
George A. Primrose
Preceded by
Frederick St. G. Rich
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
Feb, 1899[22] – 22 Nov, 1901[23]
Succeeded by
Robert A. J. Montgomerie
Preceded by
Henry H. Dyke
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
23 Feb, 1899[24] – 18 Apr, 1900[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gerald W. Russell
Captain of H.M.S. Hannibal
10 May, 1902[26][27] – 1903
Succeeded by
F. Alban A. G. Tate
Preceded by
Alvin C. Corry
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
5 Feb, 1907[28][29] – 9 Aug, 1909[30]
Succeeded by
Robert N. Ommanney

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 266.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26121. p. 4. 2 January, 1891.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 10 February, 1899. Issue 35749, col E, p. 11.
  4. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27603. p. 6088. 6 October, 1903.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 February, 1907. Issue 38248, col D, p. 5.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28056. p. 6019. 3 September, 1907.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28515. p. 5432. 21 July, 1911.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28720. p. 3591. 20 May, 1913.
  10. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 266.
  12. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 516.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 204.
  16. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  17. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  18. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 304.
  20. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  21. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  22. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  23. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  24. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  25. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  26. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  27. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 265.
  28. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 February, 1907. Issue 38248, col D, p. 5.
  29. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.
  30. Giffard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 514.