Herbert John Savill

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Captain Herbert John Savill, Royal Navy (20 May, 1870 – 5 June, 1916) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Herbert John Savill was born on 20 May, 1870, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel S. G. Savill.[1]

On 10 June, 1891, he was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, dated 14 December, 1889.[2]

Savill was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 December, 1891.[3]

Savill was promoted to the rank of Commander on 26 June, 1902.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1907.[5]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Prince George in November 1908.[6]

This was followed by command of first class protected cruiser Niobe from 12 April, 1910.[7]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Hawke in November 1910,[8] but left her in December for command of Hermes.

On 14 May, 1915, he was placed in command of the armoured cruiser Hampshire,[9] being killed when she was mined on 5 June, 1916.[10]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur L. Cay
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
16 Nov, 1908[11] – 3 Feb, 1909[12]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Bruce
Preceded by
Owen F. Gillett
Captain of H.M.S. Jupiter
3 Feb, 1909[13][14] – 17 Nov, 1909[15]
Succeeded by
Frederick D. Gilpin-Brown
Preceded by
Henry M. Doughty
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
1 Feb, 1910[16] – 12 Apr, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
Henry M. Doughty
Preceded by
Henry M. Doughty
Captain of H.M.S. Niobe
12 Apr, 1910[18][19] – 1 Jun, 1910[20]
Succeeded by
William B. Macdonald
as Captain of H.M.C.S. Niobe
Preceded by
Edwin V. Underhill
Captain of H.M.S. Andromeda
19 Jun, 1910[21] – 26 Nov, 1910[22]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. S. Fyler
Preceded by
Ralph P. Clutton
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
26 Nov, 1910[23] – 21 Dec, 1910[24]
Succeeded by
William F. Blunt
Preceded by
Philip W. Dumas
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
21 Dec, 1910[25][26] – 1913[27]
Succeeded by
Gerald W. Vivian
Preceded by
Charles D. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Powerful
1 Jul, 1913[28] – 14 May, 1915[29]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. Fox
Preceded by
Henry W. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Hampshire
14 May, 1915[30][31] – 5 Jun, 1916[32]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

 

Footnotes

  1. "Killed in Action" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 10 June, 1916. Issue 41190, col B, p. 1.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26171. p. 3118. 12 June, 1891.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26234. p. 6976. 18 December, 1891.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4198. 26 June, 1902.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28096. p. 34. 3 January, 1908.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 14 April, 1910. Issue 39246, col B, p. 9.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394l.
  10. "Killed in Action" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 10 June, 1916. Issue 41190, col B, p. 1.
  11. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  12. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  13. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 335.
  15. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  16. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  17. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  18. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 14 April, 1910. Issue 39246, col B, p. 9.
  19. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  20. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  21. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  22. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  23. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  24. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  25. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 325.
  27. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  28. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  29. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394l.
  31. Savill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 104.
  32. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 64.