Herbert Meade

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Admiral THE HONOURABLE Sir Herbert Meade-Fetherstonhaugh, G.C.V.O., C.B., D.S.O., (3 November, 1875 – 27 October, 1964) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born Herbert Meade, the son of Admiral The Earl of Clanwilliam, he changed his name on 1 November, 1932.[1]

Meade was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1897.[2]

Meade was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1908.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1914.[4]

Meade was appointed in command of Goshawk on 19 May 1912[5] and commanded her in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, and was commended for his "coolness and verve" and for helping sink the German destroyer Template:DE-V187.[6]

He commanded the light cruiser Royalist at the Battle of Jutland, supporting the Grand Fleet as part of the Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron.[7]

In June 1917, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Ceres.

Post-War

In August 1921, he took command of the battlecruiser Renown. He left the ship as it began an extensive period of refit from 1923 to 1926.

Meade was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 25 November, 1925.[8]

Meade was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 8 May, 1930.[9]

Meade-Fetherstonhaugh was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 31 July, 1934.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William N. England
Captain of H.M.S. Teazer
11 Feb, 1902[11] – 1902[12]
Succeeded by
Henry C. R. Brocklebank
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Syren
1902[13] – 12 Nov, 1902[14]
Succeeded by
Henry C. R. Brocklebank
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Goshawk
19 May, 1912[15][16] – 6 Oct, 1914[17]
Succeeded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Preceded by
Cecil H. Fox
Captain of H.M.S. Faulknor
6 Oct, 1914[18] – 24 Nov, 1914[19]
Succeeded by
Anselan Stirling
Preceded by
Alan F. W. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Meteor
24 Nov, 1914[20][21] – 23 Jan, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Royalist
23 Jan, 1915[23][24]c. Jun, 1917[25]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Matthew R. Best
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla
8 Dec, 1915[26] – 19 Apr, 1916[27]
Succeeded by
Rowland H. Bather
Preceded by
George N. Tomlin
Captain of H.M.S. Ceres
13 Jun, 1917[28][29] – Apr, 1918[30]
Succeeded by
Henry G. E. Lane
Preceded by
Henry T. Buller
Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord
Apr, 1918[31][32] – Apr, 1919[33]
Succeeded by
Alexander Lowndes
as Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
Preceded by
Ernest A. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
4 Aug, 1921[34] – 16 Oct, 1922[35]
Succeeded by
The Hon. E. Rupert Drummond
Preceded by
Francis A. Marten
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
2 Jan, 1923[36] – 2 Jan, 1926[37]
Succeeded by
Martin E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Preceded by
Sir Henry T. Buller
as Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
Vice-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
1 Apr, 1931[38] – 15 Dec, 1934[39]
Succeeded by
Dudley B. N. North

Footnotes

  1. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  2. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  3. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  4. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 321.
  6. Tyrwhitt's report
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  8. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  9. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  10. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  11. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  12. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  13. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  14. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 324.
  16. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  17. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  18. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  19. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 356.
  21. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  22. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 397s.
  24. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  25. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  26. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  27. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392h.
  29. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  30. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  31. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  32. Month inferred from Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  33. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  34. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  35. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  36. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  37. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  38. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.
  39. Meade Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 177.