Henry Coare Kingsford

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Admiral Henry Coare Kingsford, Royal Navy, Retired (7 January, 1858, – 1 March, 1941) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Kingsford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 June, 1880.[1]

On 1 September, 1884, he was appointed to the Junior Staff of H.M.S. Cambridge, gunnery ship at Devonport.[2]

Kingsford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1894.[3]

Captain

Kingsford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1899.[4]

In March 1902, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Furious.[5]

On 23 April 1903, he he was given the reins of the second class protected cruiser Hermes.[6]

He served as captain of Goliath from May 1905.[7]

Flag Rank

Kingsford was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 November, 1908, vice Winsloe.[8]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Kingsford was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 7 March, 1912,[9] citing ill-health.[10] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 10 February, 1914,[11] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 2 July, 1917.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral H. C. Kingsford" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 4 March, 1941. Issue 48865, col E, p. 7.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles E. Gladstone
Captain of H.M.S. Fearless
11 Jul, 1898[13][14]
Succeeded by
Henry R. P. Floyd
Preceded by
Charles H. Robertson
Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
16 Jul, 1901[15]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Williams
Preceded by
Frederick T. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
3 Mar, 1902[16] – 24 Feb, 1903[17]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Tottenham
Preceded by
Frank H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
23 Apr, 1903[18][19]
Succeeded by
Francis E. Massy-Dawson
Preceded by
Hugh P. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
9 May, 1905[20][21] – Oct, 1906[Inference]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Johnston Stewart
Preceded by
John Denison
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
1 Oct, 1906[22][23] – 5 Dec, 1908[24]
Succeeded by
Godfrey H. B. Mundy

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24858. p. 2646. 25 June, 1880.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1884). p. 254.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7581. 29 December, 1893.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27099. p. 4345. 14 July, 1899.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28589. p. 1828. 12 March, 1912.
  10. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28801. p. 1176. 13 February, 1914.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30161. p. 6550. 3 July, 1917.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 249.
  14. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  15. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  16. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  17. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  18. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 325.
  20. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 320.
  21. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  22. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 6 September, 1906. Issue 38118, col D, p. 4.
  23. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.
  24. Kingsford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 749.