Herbert Whitmore Savory

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Vice-Admiral Herbert Whitmore Savory, M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (15 July, 1857 – 23 February, 1918) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1882.[1]

He was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 4 on 25 May, 1886.[2]

On 15 August, 1892, Savory was appointed to Impregnable, additional, for command of the training brig Pilot. He remained there but briefly, as on 11 September he was appointed to Agamemnon for duty on passage home.[3]

Savory was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1895, at the age of thirty-seven years, eleven months and fifteen days.[4]

Captain

Savory was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1901.[5]

He was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Hawke in January 1903.[6] In February 1905, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Diadem.[7]

On the occasion of the special Mission of Prince Arthur of Connaught to Japan to invest the Emperor of Japan with the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Jackson was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) dated 20 February, 1906.[8]

He was appointed to command the battleship Prince of Wales on 12 August, 1907.[9]

Flag Rank

Savory was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 January, 1911, vice Wilkinson.[10] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903 he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 December, 1911.[11]

On 12 March, 1915, Savory was officially attached to an Army Headquarter Unit.[12]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 June, 1916.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral H. W. Savory" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 25 February, 1918. Issue 41722, col B, p. 10.
  • at least one letter to Admiral Gerard Noel is found at the National Maritime Museum's Caird Library under NOE/5/1

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William G. Stewart
Captain of H.M. T.B. 4
25 May, 1886[14][15] – 7 Sep, 1886[16]
Succeeded by
John Courtnell
Preceded by
Alexander M. Gardiner
as Captain of H.M.S. Kingfisher
Captain of H.M.S. Cruiser
12 Jul, 1898[17] – 23 Feb, 1899[18]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Preceded by
Julian C. A. Wilkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
13 Jan, 1903[19] – 11 Mar, 1903[20]
Succeeded by
Frederick O. Pike
Preceded by
Reginald H. S. Bacon
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
19 Jan, 1904[21] – 16 Feb, 1904[22]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Robertson
Preceded by
Charles H. Robertson
Captain of H.M.S. Pallas
17 Feb, 1904[23] – 12 Nov, 1904[24]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edmund R. Pears
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
23 Feb, 1905[25][26] – 13 Jan, 1907[27]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Umfreville
Preceded by
Henry B. Pelly
Captain of H.M.S. Venerable
24 Feb, 1907[28] – 11 Aug, 1907[29]
Succeeded by
William B. Fawckner
Preceded by
William B. Fawckner
Captain of H.M.S. Prince of Wales
12 Aug, 1907[30][31] – 3 Feb, 1909[32]
Succeeded by
Edward M. Phillpotts
Preceded by
George E. Patey
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
4 Feb, 1909[33][34] – 14 Feb, 1911[35]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Cay
Preceded by
George E. Patey
Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships
4 Feb, 1909[36]
Succeeded by
John M. de Robeck

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25073. p. 653. 17 February, 1882.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  3. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 150?
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27913. p. 3326. 15 May, 1906.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 361.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28458. p. 501. 20 January, 1911.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28562. p. 9446. 15 December, 1911.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29111. p. 2943. 24 March, 1915.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5828. 13 June, 1916.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  15. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 33.
  16. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 33.
  17. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 33.
  18. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 33.
  19. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  20. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  21. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  22. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  23. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  24. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  25. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 300.
  26. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  27. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  28. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  29. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 361.
  31. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  32. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  33. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  34. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 330.
  35. Savory Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 34.
  36. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 5 February, 1909. Issue 38875, col B, p. 7.