Hubert George Brand

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Admiral The Honourable Sir Hubert G. Brand, 1932.
© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral THE HONOURABLE SIR Hubert George Brand, G.C.B.K.C.M.G.K.C.V.O., R.N. (20 May, 1870 – 14 December, 1955) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 10 June, 1891, he was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 September, 1889.[1]

Brand was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1892.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 1 September, 1902.[3]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Ireland Brand was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 11 August, 1903.[4]

In 1904, he was captain of the destroyer H.M.S. Cherwell when she visited Kiel and valuable intelligence on German destroyer equipment and practices was obtained.[5]

Shortly after, he spent three years in the battleship Britannia, ending on 18 February, 1908.[6]

Brand was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1907.[7] On 30 May, 1908, he was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Blenheim.[8] He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Good Hope on 5 February, 1909,[9] as Flag Captain to Rear-Admiral Frederick T. Hamilton in the Fifth Cruiser Squadron.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Drake in July 1909.

On 27 March, 1912 Brand was appointed to the scout cruiser Bellona for command of the Second Destroyer Flotilla.[10]

Brand succeeded Captain Sir Douglas E. R. Brownrigg, Bart. as Naval Attaché at Tokyo on 9 October, 1912.[11]

Great War

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1918.[12]

Post-War

Brand was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 12 February, 1919, vice Singer.[13] In recognition of his services during the war he was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) on 5 April.[14] On 1 May he was appointed Rear-Admiral Commanding H.M. Yachts.[15]

On 4 April, 1922, Brand was appointed an Extra Equerry to the King.[16]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 October, 1924, vice Bruen.[17]

On the occasion of the King's birthday brand was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 3 June, 1927.[18]

On 11 June, 1928, he was promoted to the rank of Admiral, vice Fergusson.[19]

"In recognition of long and distinguished service in His Majesty's Navy," Brand was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross (G.C.B.), in the Order of the Bath, dated 12 October, 1932.[20]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Hubert Brand" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 15 December, 1955. Issue 53404, col A, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George E. Cave
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
17 Nov, 1897[21] – before 15 Sep, 1898[22]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. Fox
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Griffon
15 Sep, 1898[23][24] – 3 Sep, 1900[25]
Succeeded by
John A. Gregory
Preceded by
Douglas R. M. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Success
20 Dec, 1902[26] – 12 Jan, 1903[27]
Succeeded by
Ernest Stevenson
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Arab
12 Jan, 1903[28] – 14 Apr, 1903[29]
Succeeded by
Francis G. St. John
Preceded by
John A. Ingles
Captain of H.M.S. Sylvia
14 Apr, 1903[30] – 15 Apr, 1904[31]
Succeeded by
William C. Castle
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cherwell
14 Apr, 1904[32] – 15 Nov, 1904[33]
Succeeded by
William G. Howard
Preceded by
John Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Flirt
15 Nov, 1904[34] – 20 Dec, 1904[35]
Succeeded by
Harry L. d'E. Skipwith
Preceded by
Henry Harvey Bruce
Captain of H.M.S. Blenheim
8 Jun, 1908[36] – 12 Jan, 1909[37]
Succeeded by
Brian H. F. Barttelot
Preceded by
Ernest H. Grafton
Captain of H.M.S. Good Hope
5 Feb, 1909[38][39] – 27 Jul, 1909[40]
Succeeded by
Edward Heaton-Ellis
Preceded by
Charles Bartolomé
Captain of H.M.S. Drake
27 Jul, 1909[41][42] – 7 Feb, 1911[43]
Succeeded by
Charles D. Johnson
Preceded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
7 Feb, 1911[44][45] – 10 Aug, 1912[46]
Succeeded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Preceded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla
7 Feb, 1911[47]
Succeeded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Preceded by
Douglas E. R. Brownrigg
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Tokyo
9 Oct, 1912[48] – 1 Dec, 1914[49]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Rymer
Preceded by
Edward M. Phillpotts
Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord
22 Feb, 1915[50] – 29 Jun, 1916[51]
Succeeded by
Henry T. Buller
Preceded by
?
Chief of Staff to Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Force
29 Jun, 1916[52] – 29 Nov, 1916[53]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Lionel Halsey
Captain of the Fleet
Dec, 1916[54] – 6 Mar, 1919[55]
Succeeded by
Henry W. Parker
Preceded by
Thomas Killick
Captain of H.M.Y. Victoria and Albert
1 May, 1919[56]
Succeeded by
Richard H. L. Bevan
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
as Commodore, Second Class Commanding, H.M. Yachts
Rear-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
1 May, 1919[57] – 1 Apr, 1922[58]
Succeeded by
Sir Henry T. Buller
as Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
Preceded by
James A. Fergusson
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Light Cruiser Squadron
1922
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Preceded by
Michael H. Hodges
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
16 Apr, 1925[59]
Succeeded by
Frank Larken
Preceded by
Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, Bart.
Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
22 Apr, 1925[60]
Succeeded by
Sir Michael H. Hodges
Preceded by
Sir Michael H. Hodges
as Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
Second Sea Lord
1927
Succeeded by
Sir Cyril T. M. Fuller
Preceded by
Sir Henry F. Oliver
Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
15 Aug, 1927[61]
Succeeded by
Sir A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Preceded by
Sir Rudolf W. Bentinck
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
8 Oct, 1929[62]
Succeeded by
Eric J. A. Fullerton
Court Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Walter H. Cowan, Bart.
First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp
6 Oct, 1931[63]
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald Y. Tyrhwitt, Bart.
Preceded by
Montague E. Browning
Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom
6 Feb, 1939[64] – 19 Jun, 1945[65]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26171. p. 3118. 12 June, 1891.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27473. p. 5889. 12 September, 1902.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27586. p. 5058. 11 August, 1903.
  5. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1904. pp. 147-8.
  6. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28096. p. 34. 3 January, 1908.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 29 May, 1908. Issue 38659, col C, p. 16.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 15 January, 1909. Issue 38857, col E, p. 7.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 15 March, 1912. Issue 39847, col F, p. 3.
  11. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 21 August, 1912. Issue 39983, col G, p. 8.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30723. p. 6527. 3 June, 1918.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 31201. p. 2738. 25 February, 1919.
  14. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31274. p. 4515. 5 April, 1919.
  15. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 693.
  16. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 32661. p. 2716. 4 April, 1922.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 32981. p. 7327. 10 October, 1924.
  18. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33280. p. 3605. 3 June, 1927.
  19. The London Gazette: no. 33394. p. 4108. 15 June, 1928.
  20. The London Gazette: no. 33872. p. 6413. 11 October, 1932.
  21. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 9 November 1897. Issue 35355, col D, p. 7.
  22. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 22.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 254.
  24. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  25. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  26. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  27. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  28. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  29. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  30. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  31. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  32. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  33. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  34. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  35. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 285.
  37. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  38. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 15 January, 1909. Issue 38857, col E, p. 7.
  39. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 322.
  40. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  41. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 303.
  42. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  43. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  44. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  45. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 283.
  46. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  47. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  48. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  49. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  50. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  51. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  52. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  53. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  54. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  55. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  56. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 884.
  57. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  58. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 118.
  59. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 16 April, 1925. Issue 43937, col E, p. 8.
  60. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 119.
  61. "Atlantic Fleet Command" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 12 March, 1927. Issue 44528, col B, p. 12.
  62. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 8 October, 1929. Issue 45328, col E, p. 11.
  63. The London Gazette: no. 33759. p. 6393. 6 October, 1931.
  64. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 220.
  65. Brand Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 220.