Heathcoat Salusbury Grant

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Admiral Sir Heathcoat S. Grant, portrait as a Rear-Admiral.
Portrait: Francis Dodd.

Admiral SIR Heathcoat Salusbury Grant, K.C.M.G., C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (13 February, 1864 – 25 September, 1938) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

At the examination for Naval Cadetships, Grant placed thirty-seventh out of the successful batch of forty-six.[1]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 21 June, 1887.[2]

On 12 December, 1895, Grant was appointed to the new battleship Majestic.[3]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1899.[4]

Captain

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1904.[5]

Great War

Grant was appointed in command of the battleship Canopus on 1 August, 1914.[6] After the war, he recalled that he took command of the Canopus "with somewhat mixed feelings ... it was not exhilarating to find that on the almost certainty of war with Germany, one would command an almost obsolete battleship of the Battle Squadron."[7]

On 14 March, 1916, he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) dated 1 January.[8] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 4 June vice Fyler.[9] On 19 June, 1917 he was appointed Senior Officer and in Charge of all H.M. Naval Establishments at Gibraltar, assuming command on 5 July.[10]

Post-War & Retirement

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 25 March, 1920, vice Kennedy.[11] He was placed on the Retired List the next day.[12]

In 1923 Grant's recollections of his command of the Canopus were published in four parts in The Naval Review.

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 May, 1925.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Heathcoat Grant" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 27 September, 1938. Issue 48110, col B, p. 14.
  • Grant, Vice Admiral Sir Heathcoat S. "H.M.S. Canopus, August, 1914, to March, 1916—I." The Naval Review XI (1): pp. 143-152.
  • Grant, Vice Admiral Sir Heathcoat S. "H.M.S. Canopus, August, 1914, to March, 1916—II." The Naval Review XI (2): pp. 324-337.
  • Grant, Vice Admiral Sir Heathcoat S. "H.M.S. Canopus, August, 1914, to March, 1916—III." The Naval Review XI (3): pp. 526-537.
  • Grant, Vice Admiral Sir Heathcoat S. "H.M.S. Canopus, August, 1914, to March, 1916—IV." The Naval Review XI (4): pp. 717-736.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick W. F. Hervey
Captain of H.M.S. Surprise
21 Jan, 1901[14] – 28 Jan, 1904[15]
Succeeded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Preceded by
Edward P. Ashe
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
24 Aug, 1905[16] – 14 Dec, 1905[17]
Succeeded by
Spencer V. Y. de Horsey
Preceded by
Robert S. P. Hornby
Captain of H.M.S. Diana
6 Nov, 1906[18][19] – 16 Nov, 1908[20]
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Kemp
Preceded by
Charles H. Robertson
as Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the Scottish Coast Guard District
Captain-in-Charge of the Scottish Coast Guard District
14 Dec, 1908[21] – 14 Dec, 1910[22]
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur J. Henniker-Hughan
Preceded by
Ernest G. Barton
Captain of H.M.S. Black Prince
12 Jan, 1911[23][24] – 25 Mar, 1912[25]
Succeeded by
John S. Luard
Preceded by
Charles F. Sowerby
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Washington, D.C.
1 Jun, 1912[26][27] – 13 Jun, 1914[28]
Succeeded by
Guy R. A. Gaunt
Preceded by
Sydney S. Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Canopus
3 Aug, 1914[29] – 5 May, 1916[30]
Succeeded by
Edgar G. H. Gamble
Preceded by
?
Senior Officer, Dover
10 Jan, 1917[31] – 18 Jun, 1917[32]
Succeeded by
Cecil F. Dampier
as Admiral Superintendent of H.M. Dockyard, etc., at Dover
Preceded by
Bernard Currey
as Senior Naval Officer and in charge of all Naval Establishments, Gibraltar
Senior Officer, Gibraltar
19 Jun, 1917[33] – 14 Jul, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt

Footnotes

  1. "Naval Cadetships" (News). The Times. Saturday, 30 June, 1877. Issue 28982, col A, p. 14.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25712. p. 3366. 21 June, 1887.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 18 November, 1895. Issue 34737, col E, p. 7.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27099. p. 4345. 14 July, 1899.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27750. p. 25. 3 January, 1905.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 288.
  7. Grant. "H.M.S. Canopus, August, 1914, to March, 1916—I." p. 152.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29507. p. 2869. 14 March, 1916.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5828. 13 June, 1916.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 7.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 3186. p. 4474. 16 April, 1920.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 31870. p. 4575. 20 April, 1920.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 33049. p. 3445. 22 May, 1925.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 304a.
  15. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  16. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 241.
  17. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 301.
  19. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  20. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  21. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 241.
  22. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  23. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 17 December, 1910. Issue 39458, col A, p. 8.
  24. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  25. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  26. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 24 May, 1912. Issue 39907, col G, p. 52.
  27. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  28. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  29. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  30. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  31. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  32. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.
  33. The Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 7.
  34. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 338.