George Cecil Hardy

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Captain (retired) George Cecil Hardy, R.N. (14 June, 1873 – 28 April, 1942) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Colonel E. A. Hardy entered Britannia in January, 1886 after placing thirty-eighth in order of merit of the forty candidates for naval cadetship that were accepted for acceptance following a round of examinations in late November, 1885.[1]

Hardy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June 1895.

Hardy was promoted to the rank of Commander in December, 1905.

Hardy was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Royal Arthur on 23 June, 1913.[2]

Hardy was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 14 January, 1921.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John G. Armstrong
Captain of H.M.S. Hart
15 Jan, 1901[3] – 1 Apr, 1901
Succeeded by
John A. Gregory
Preceded by
George H. H. Holden
Captain of H.M.S. Handy
1 Apr, 1901[4] – 21 Dec, 1902
Succeeded by
Harry L. Wells
Preceded by
Sidney R. Drury-Lowe
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
6 Sep, 1910 – 10 Jan, 1911
Succeeded by
Harry M. K. Betty
Preceded by
Edmund R. Pears
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
23 Jun, 1913[5] – 1 Jul, 1914
Succeeded by
Ernest O. Ballantyne
Preceded by
Henry C. D. Field
Captain of H.M.S. Proserpine
1 Aug, 1914[6] – 25 Aug, 1915
Succeeded by
Ernest E. A. Betts


  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 05, 1885; pg. 8; Issue 31622.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 368.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1901). p. 262.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 262.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 368.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 397j.