George Plunkett England

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Captain George Plunkett England (18 January, 1877 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

England was born in Ealing, son of Captain W. G. England, R.N..[1]

England was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1899.[2]

England was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.[3]

England was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 99 on 10 October, 1912.[4] He suffered a bout of pleurisy in July, 1913.[5]

England was appointed in command of the destroyer Laurel on 30 August, 1914.[6] He was again ill in October, 1915. He was found fit for shore service on 22 March. One last visit to Plymouth Hospital was needed before he was found fit on 28 April, 1916. He was appointed to the minelayer Orvieto on 7 July, 1916. In February, 1917, he left Orvieto to take up command of Armadale Castle. He was sent back to Orvieto in April 1917, however, as Acting Flag Captain to Rear Admiral Singer, where he would finish out the war, being promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.[7]

Post-War

In January, 1919, he was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Amphitrite.

On 28 February, 1919, England was appointed in command of the battleship London.[8]

In September, 1921, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Birmingham.

England was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 4 July, 1922.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Neston W. Diggle
Captain of H.M.S. Vixen
3 Jan, 1905[10] – 5 Jan, 1906[11]
Succeeded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Preceded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Captain of H.M.S. Derwent
5 Jan, 1906[12] – 28 Jul, 1908[13]
Succeeded by
George H. H. Holden
Preceded by
Percy G. Brown
Captain of H.M.S. Bruizer
5 Jan, 1912[14][15] – 10 Oct, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Preceded by
Hubert W. D. Griffith
Captain of H.M. T.B. 99
10 Oct, 1912[17][18] – 15 Apr, 1914[19]
Succeeded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Preceded by
Frank F. Rose
Captain of H.M.S. Laurel
30 Aug, 1914[20][21] – 6 Sep, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Berwick Curtis
Preceded by
Barry E. Domvile
Captain of H.M.S. Tipperary
6 Sep, 1915[23][24] – Sep, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
Colin K. MacLean
Preceded by
Harry H. Smyth
Captain of H.M.S. Orvieto
7 Jul, 1916[26][27] – Feb, 1917[28]
Succeeded by
George P. England
Preceded by
Murray MacG. Lockhart
Captain of H.M.S. Armadale Castle
Feb, 1917[29] – 2 Apr, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
John F. Grant-Dalton
Preceded by
George P. England
Captain of H.M.S. Orvieto
2 Apr, 1917[31][32] – 27 Jan, 1919[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald J. N. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Amphitrite
27 Jan, 1919[34] – 28 Feb, 1919[35]
Succeeded by
Francis E. M. Garforth
Preceded by
Adrian H. Smyth
Captain of H.M.S. London
28 Feb, 1919[36][37] – 31 Mar, 1920[38]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis W. Caulfieid
Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
Feb, 1920[39] – 31 Mar, 1920[40]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Niel O'Neill
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
1 Sep, 1921[41] – 30 May, 1922[42]
Succeeded by
Francis H. Brabant

Footnotes

  1. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  2. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 25.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 401a.
  5. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 346.
  7. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 834.
  9. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  10. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  11. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  12. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  13. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  14. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  15. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 289.
  16. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 402.
  18. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  19. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395j.
  21. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  22. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395j.
  24. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  25. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401u.
  27. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  28. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  29. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  30. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 1001.
  32. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  33. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  34. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  35. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  36. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 834.
  37. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  38. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  39. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  40. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  41. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.
  42. England Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 327.