Gerald Thomas Fleetwood Pike

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Captain (retired) Gerald Thomas Fleetwood Pike, R.N. (21 October, 1872 – 23 March, 1935) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Rear-Admiral Pike entered Britannia in January, 1886 after placing thirty-second in order of merit of the forty candidates for naval cadetship that were accepted for acceptance following a round of examinations in late November, 1885.[1]

Pike was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1894.

Pike was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1906.

Pike was appointed in command of the scout cruiser Adventure on 30 December, 1911.[2]

On 28 August, 1913, Pike was appointed in command of the depot ship Woolwich, which was serving the ships of the First Destroyer Flotilla.[3]

Pike was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Captain on 7 July, 1920.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward A. Baird
Captain of H.M.S. Virago
25 Aug, 1899[4] – 26 Aug, 1901
Succeeded by
Alfred B. Barker
Preceded by
George Trewby
Captain of H.M.S. Adventure
30 Dec, 1911[5] – 28 Aug, 1913
Succeeded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Woolwich
28 Aug, 1913[6] – 3 Sep, 1917
Succeeded by
Apsley D. M. Cherry
Preceded by
Resident Naval Officer, Sierra Leone
2 Apr, 1918[7] – Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
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  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 05, 1885; pg. 8; Issue 31622.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 273.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 397a.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 310.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 273.
  6. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 399h.
  7. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 1085.