George Herbert Knowles

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Rear-Admiral George Herbert Knowles, D.S.O. (20 November, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Knowles entered Britannia direct from "Worcester" on 2 December, 1897, passing out on 15 January, 1898.[1]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903.[2]

Knowles was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Racehorse on 24 January, 1910.[3]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1911.[4]

Great War

Knowles was appointed in command of the destroyer Lydiard on 27 October, 1914.[5]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[6]

He was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Grenville on 22 March, 1918.[7]

Post-War

Knowles was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Douglas on 9 July, 1920.[8]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1921.[9]

In May, 1924, Knowles was appointed in command of the light cruiser Capetown.

In 1932, an A.B. was killed in a boat handling accident aboard Cornwall. Knowles was found to have been negligent in part.[10]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 October, 1933 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Archibald T. Stewart
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
19 Nov, 1907[12][13] – 24 Jan, 1910[14]
Succeeded by
Reginald Watkins Grubb
Preceded by
George B. Hartford
Captain of H.M.S. Racehorse
24 Jan, 1910[15][16] – 3 Apr, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
Frederic B. Coppin
Preceded by
Albert M. H. Phillips
Captain of H.M.S. Wear
5 Apr, 1910[18][19] – 4 Apr, 1911[20]
Succeeded by
John C. Hodgson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ruby
4 Apr, 1911[21] – 1 Feb, 1912[22]
Succeeded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Preceded by
Cecil R. Hemans
Captain of H.M.S. Lydiard
3 Oct, 1914[23][24] – 3 May, 1916[25]
Succeeded by
Ian C. S. Hilton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Paladin
3 May, 1916[26] – May, 1916[Inference]
Succeeded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain of H.M.S. Goshawk
May, 1916[27][28] – 1 Dec, 1916[29]
Succeeded by
Hugh B. Wrey
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Rosalind
7 Dec, 1916[30][31] – 22 Mar, 1918[32]
Succeeded by
Donal S. McGrath
Preceded by
Harold V. Dundas
Captain of H.M.S. Grenville
22 Mar, 1918[33][34] – 3 Mar, 1920[35]
Succeeded by
Leonard L. P. Willan
Preceded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
9 Jul, 1920[36][37] – 4 May, 1921[38]
Succeeded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Preceded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Captain of H.M.S. Vampire
4 May, 1921[39] – 7 Jan, 1922[40]
Succeeded by
Henry de B. Tupper
Preceded by
Bernard Buxton
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
Nov, 1923[41] – late Nov, 1923
Succeeded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Preceded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Captain of H.M.S. Lowestoft
c. late Nov, 1923[42] – 29 Feb, 1924[43]
Succeeded by
John S. G. Fraser
Preceded by
Kenneth G. B. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Capetown
15 May, 1924[44][45] – Jun, 1926[46]
Succeeded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Preceded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
26 Aug, 1926[47][48] – 2 Jan, 1928[49]
Succeeded by
Reginald B. Darke
Preceded by
Arthur N. Dowding
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwall
2 Mar, 1931[50][51] – 1 Jan, 1933[52]
Succeeded by
Richard B. Davies

Footnotes

  1. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  2. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 364.
  4. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 351.
  6. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 805.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 761.
  9. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  10. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  11. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  12. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 386.
  14. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  15. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 364.
  17. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  18. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 397.
  20. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  21. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  22. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  23. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395p.
  25. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  26. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  27. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394s.
  29. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  30. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  31. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397o.
  32. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  33. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  34. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 805.
  35. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  36. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  37. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 761.
  38. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  39. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  40. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  41. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  42. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  43. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  44. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  45. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 222.
  46. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  47. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 232.
  48. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  49. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  50. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 225.
  51. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  52. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.