Henry Hervey Campbell

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Admiral SIR Henry Hervey Campbell, K.C.V.O., C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (27 February, 1865 – 12 February, 1933) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Campbell was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 5 on 24 May, 1886.[1]

On 22 April, 1887, he was Court Martialed for stranding Starling by default and sentence to be severely reprimanded.[2]

On 21 November, 1886, Campbell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.[3]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1898.[4]

Captain

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 26 June, 1902.[5] He was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 14 October.[6]

In November 1904, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer.

He was appointed to command the first class protected cruiser Terrible in May, 1905.

Campbell was captain of Hindustan from December of 1909 through May of 1912.

Fisher recounted to Jellicoe a story concerning Campbell:

Recently at Naval Club Portsmouth, Bayly heard Cap Henry Campbell of “Hindustan” running down Sir W. May to a lot of Lieuts. & he goes up to him & says “We are all here in plain clothes but tomorrow at 10 AM I will call on you officially & tell you what a cad you are to run down your own Comdr in Chief to these young officers.”
The beauty of it is that Bayly hates May![7]

Fisher would also refer to Campbell as a "d—d sneak."[8]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 20 March, 1911, vice Moore.[9] He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) dated 24 October.[10]

Flag Rank

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 September, 1912, vice Burney.[11] On 29 November he was appointed to the Admiralty on Special Service. For the Test Mobilisation in July, 1914, he was appointed in command of the Ninth Cruiser Squadron.[12] He struck his flag at Sheerness on 26 July.[13] On 23 July it was announced that Campbell would succeed Rear-Admiral Stuart Nicholson as Rear-Admiral in the Home Fleets at the Nore on 5 December.[14]

Great War

Campbell was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1917.[15] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 17 February.[16] On 1 July, he was appointed a Groom-in-Waiting in Ordinary to the King.[17] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 23 October.[18]

Retirement

Campbell was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 16 May, 1921.[19] He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) on 1 January, 1930.[20]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir H. H. Campbell" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 13 February, 1933. Issue 46367, col D, p. 8.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John M. Stokes
Captain of H.M. T.B. 5
24 May, 1886[21][22] – before 20 Sep, 1886[23]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 18
4 Jul, 1888[24] – before 29 Sep, 1888[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Somerset A. G. Calthorpe
Captain of H.M. T.B. 78
18 Jul, 1889[26] – 9 Sep, 1889[27]
Succeeded by
Francis E. Travers
Preceded by
Edward H. Bayly
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
22 Apr, 1903[28]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert S. Phipps Hornby
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
19 Nov, 1904[29] – 3 May, 1905[30]
Succeeded by
Norman C. Palmer
Preceded by
Arthur T. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Terrible
3 May, 1905[31] – 3 Jul, 1906[32]
Succeeded by
George A. Ballard
Preceded by
Robert F. Scott
Head of Trade Division
25 Aug, 1906[33] – 11 Oct, 1909[34]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
The Hon. Somerset A. Gough-Calthorpe
Captain of H.M.S. Hindustan
16 Dec, 1909[35][36] – 1 Apr, 1912[37]
Succeeded by
Henry G. G. Sandeman
Preceded by
Arthur H. Christian
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Seventh Cruiser Squadron
1 Aug, 1914[38] – 6 Oct, 1914[39]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Waymouth

 

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  2. Campbell Service Record. {TNA|ADM 196/42.|}} f. 309.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25658. p. 6513. 24 December, 1886.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December, 1897.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4198. 26 June, 1902.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27482. p. 6493. 14 October, 1902.
  7. Fisher to Jellicoe. Letter of 10 March, 1911. Jellicoe Papers. British Library. Add MS 49006. f. 10.
  8. Fisher to Jellicoe. Letter of 19 October, 1913. Jellicoe Papers. British Library. Add MS 49006. f. 23.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28477. p. 2320. 21 March, 1911.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28549. p. 8158. 10 November, 1911.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28647. p. 7022. 24 September, 1912.
  12. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 27 July, 1914. Issue 40586, col B, p. 4.
  14. "Second Sea Lord" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 23 July, 1914. Issue 40586, col G, p. 10.
  15. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29886. p. 1. 1 January, 1917.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 29954. p. 1773. 20 February, 1917.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 30186. p. 7125. 17 July, 1917.
  18. The London Gazette: no. 30369. p. 11474. 6 November, 1917.
  19. The London Gazette: no. 32329. p. 4004. 20 May, 1921.
  20. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33566. p. 6. 1 January, 1930.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  22. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  23. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  24. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  25. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  26. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  27. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  28. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 281.
  29. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  30. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  31. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  32. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  33. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—April 1908. The National Archives. ADM 231/50. p. 4.
  34. Naval Intelligence Department. Distribution of Work.—April 1908. The National Archives. ADM 231/50. p. 4.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 327.
  36. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  37. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 309.
  38. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 309.
  39. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 309.