George Edwin Patey

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Admiral Sir George E. Patey, 1918.
© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral SIR George Edwin Patey, K.C.M.G.K.C.V.O., Royal Navy (24 February, 1859 – 4 February, 1935) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Patey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 10 August, 1881.[1]

Patey was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1894.[2]

Patey was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1900.[3]

He was appointed to command the battleship Venerable on 12 November, 1902.[4]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Malta Patey was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 27 April, 1903.[5]

He served as captain of Implacable from June 1905 through May of 1907.[6]

He succeeded Rear-Admiral Cecil Burney as Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships on 4 November, 1907.[7]

On 22 March, 1908, he was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII, vice Brock.[8]

Flag Rank

Patey as a Rear-Admiral
National Library of France.

Patey was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 January, 1909, vice Casement.[9]

Patey hoisted his flag in the battle cruiser Australia on 23 June, 1913 as Rear-Admiral Commanding the Australian Fleet.[10] On 30 June he was knighted by King George V on the occasion of the Royal visit to the Australia, being appointed a Knight Commander in the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.).[11]

Great War

Patey was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 14 September, 1914, supernumerary to the establishment.[12]

Patey was appointed Commander-in-Chief on the North America and West Indies Station on 7 March, 1915.[13]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1916.[14]

Patey was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 1 January, 1918, vice Farquhar.[15] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 January, 1919.[16]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir George Patey" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 6 February, 1935. Issue 46981, col E, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward E. Bradford
Rear-Admiral in the Second Division, Home Fleet
1910 – 1911
Succeeded by
Herbert G. King-Hall

Preceded by
Robert S. Phipps Hornby
As Rear-Admiral Commanding,
North America Station
Commander-in-Chief on the North America and West Indies Station
1915 – 1916
Succeeded by
Montague E. Browning

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Venerable
12 Nov, 1902[17][18] – Oct, 1904[19][20]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Henniker-Hughan
Preceded by
Colin R. Keppel
Captain of H.M.S. Implacable
17 Jun, 1905[21]
Succeeded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
Preceded by
Arthur C. B. Bromley
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
4 Nov, 1907[22]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Savory
Preceded by
Cecil Burney
Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships
4 Nov, 1907[23][24] – 8 Feb, 1909[25]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Savory
Preceded by
Sir George F. King-Hall
as Commander-in-Chief, Australian Station
Vice-Admiral Commanding the Australian Fleet
Jun, 1913[26]
Succeeded by
William C. Pakenham
as Rear-Admiral Commanding the Australian Fleet
Preceded by
Sir A. Gordon H. W. Moore
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Second Battle Cruiser Squadron
8 Feb, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
William C. Pakenham
Preceded by
Robert S. P. Hornby
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
7 Mar, 1915[28][29] – 13 Sep, 1916[30]
Succeeded by
Sir Montague E. Browning

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26534. p. 4154. 12 August, 1881.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26585. p. 7. 1 January, 1895.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 October, 1902. Issue 36911, col B, p. 9.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27560. p. 3525. 2 June, 1903.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 November, 1907. Issue 38482, col A, p. 6.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2261. 24 March, 1908.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28212. p. 131. 5 January, 1909.
  10. Commonwealth of Australia: The Navy List (October, 1913). p. 17.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28734. p. 4734. 4 July, 1913.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28910. p. 7478. 22 September, 1914.
  13. "Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918, and Which Have Now Ceased to Exist." The National Archives. ADM 6/461. p. 34.
  14. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29423. p. 83. 1 January, 1916.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 30457. p. 273. 4 January, 1918.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 31104. p. 199. 3 January, 1919.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 October, 1902. Issue 36911, col B, p. 9.
  18. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 389.
  20. Henniker-Hughan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 383.
  21. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 330.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 330.
  24. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.
  25. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.
  26. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 85.
  27. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1915). f. 6.
  28. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 34.
  29. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.
  30. Patey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1009.