George William Hill

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Vice-Admiral (retired) George William Hill, R.N. (20 July, 1843 – 25 September, 1905) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hill was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 13 March, 1866.

Hill was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1878.

Hill was promoted to the rank of Captain on 21 June, 1887.

Hill commanded the second class protected cruiser Medea in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890. His ship acted as part of Fleet Number 2 which represented a hypothetical Hostile Fleet attacking British trade routes.[1]

Hill was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Marathon on 16 September, 1890.[2]

Hill was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 9 August, 1897.

Hill was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 15 June, 1901, and to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 22 July, 1905.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. Linnet
25 Sep, 1883[3] – 6 Jan, 1886
Succeeded by
William Marrack
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Medea
22 Jul, 1890 – 11 Sep, 1890
Succeeded by
Eustace Rooke
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Marathon
16 Sep, 1890[4] – 20 Feb, 1894
Succeeded by
Robert B. Maconochie
Preceded by
John Ingles
Captain of H.M.S. Mersey
6 Jul, 1894[5] – 24 Jul, 1897
Succeeded by
Morris H. Smyth

Footnotes

  1. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 234.
  3. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 221.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 234.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 240.