George Morris Henderson

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Admiral George Morris Henderson, M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (12 August, 1851 – 16 January, 1915) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Early Career

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 22 December, 1874.[1]

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1887.[2]

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1894.[3]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Sirius dated 9 November, 1897.[4]

In June 1899, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Isis.[5]

Henderson commissioned the new battleship Irresistible in February 1902, remaining in command until November in 1904.[6]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Malta Henderson was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 27 April, 1903.[7]

Flag Rank

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 22 July, 1905, vice Reginald Henderson.[8] In 1907 he wrote to the First Sea Lord, Sir John A. Fisher, asking to be recommended for one of the three Rear-Admirals' positions in the Home Fleet, noting that if he didn't get one, "I suppose I may consider myself hopelessly passed over & my career in the navy at an end." The letter was passed to the First Lord, Lord Tweedmouth, who noted on it, "I've sent him an answer. He is totally unfit for further employment."[9]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 5 November, 1908.[10]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 30 April, 1910,[11] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 3 June, 1913.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 19 January, 1915. Issue 40755, col F, p. 10.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George F. King-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Melita
4 Jan, 1892[13] – mid 1894
Succeeded by
Ernest A. Simons
Preceded by
Leslie C. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Sirius
9 Nov, 1897[14][15] – 14 Feb, 1898[16]
Succeeded by
Herbert Lyon
Preceded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
15 Feb, 1898[17][18] – 30 Jun, 1899[19]
Succeeded by
William S. Rees
Preceded by
Henry H. Dyke
Captain of H.M.S. Isis
1 Jul, 1899[20] – 5 May, 1901[21]
Succeeded by
Charles Windham
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Irresistible
4 Feb, 1902[22] – 30 Nov, 1904[23]
Succeeded by
Sackville H. Carden
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24165. p. 6363. 25 December, 1874.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25772. p. 15. 3 January, 1888.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26534. p. 4154. 20 July, 1894.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 27 October, 1897. Issue 35345, col B, p. 6.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27560. p. 3525. 2 June, 1903.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27822. p. 5222. 28 July, 1905.
  9. Letter of 9 October, 1907. Tweedmouth Papers. National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. MSS 254/637.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28362. p. 3063. 3 May, 1910.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28725. p. 3914. 3 June, 1913.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 235.
  14. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 9 November, 1897. Issue 35356, col C, p. 6.
  15. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  16. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 303.
  18. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  19. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  20. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  21. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  22. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.
  23. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 293.