Hugh Pigot Williams

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Hugh Pigot Williams as Commander of H.M.S. Resolution in 1896.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Admiral Hugh Pigot Williams, Royal Navy, Retired (1 September, 1858 – 28 June, 1934) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Williams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 7 February, 1880.[1]

On 5 July, 1884, he was appointed as a Lieutenant (G) on the Junior Staff at Excellent.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1893.[3]

Captain

Williams was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1898.[4]

He was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Phoebe on 9 October, 1900,[5] but this was cancelled in favour of command of Sybille.[6]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Hood on 30 January, 1904,[7] followed by a three month stint in command of Ramillies beginning in January 1905.

He was appointed to the Tamar as Commodore, Second Class and as Naval Officer in Charge at Hong Kong on 17 July, 1905.[8]

He served as captain of the battleship Irresistible from 1907 until May 1908.

Flag Rank

After receiving an unusually noncommittal review from Vice-Admiral Charles Carter Drury in February, 1908 ("No special observation."),[9] Williams was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 April, 1908, vice Gamble.[10]

From 1910 to 1912 he served as Naval Adviser to the Ottoman government.

Williams was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 16 May, 1913, vice Cross.[11]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Williams was placed on the Retired List on 11 April, 1915.[12] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 3 April, 1917.[13]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Hugh P. Williams" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 30 June, 1934. Issue 46794, col E, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
J. Henry T. Burke
Inspector of Warlike Stores
16 Feb, 1899[14]
Succeeded by
Barrington H. Chevallier
Preceded by
Gerald W. Russell
Captain of H.M.S. Sybille
9 Oct, 1900[15] – 27 Feb, 1901[16]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Henry C. Kingsford
Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
1 Oct, 1901[17] – 18 Jul, 1903[18]
Succeeded by
Evelyn R. Le Marchant
Preceded by
Edward G. W. Davy
Captain of H.M.S. Hood
30 Jan, 1904[19] – 4 May, 1904[20]
Succeeded by
Edward G. W. Davy
Preceded by
Frank G. Kirby
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
3 Jan, 1905[21] – 7 Mar, 1905[22]
Succeeded by
Robert G. Fraser
Preceded by
John Casement
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
7 Mar, 1905[23]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Kingsford
Preceded by
Charles G. Dicken
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
17 Jul, 1905[24] – 5 Mar, 1907[25]
Succeeded by
Robert H. S. Stokes
Preceded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Captain of H.M.S. Irresistible
27 May, 1907[26] – 1 May, 1908[27]
Succeeded by
Cresswell J. Eyres

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24810. p. 622. 10 February, 1880.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1884). p. 255.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26422. p. 3980. 14 July, 1893.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26983. p. 3983. 1 July, 1898.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 13 September, 1900. Issue 36246, col F, p. 9.
  6. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 56.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 1 February, 1904. Issue 37305, col C, p. 6.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 13 July, 1905. Issue 37758, col D, p. 10.
  9. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 56.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28128. p. 2850. 14 April, 1908.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28720. p. 3591. 20 May, 1913.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 29127. p. 3582. 13 April, 1915.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 30012. p. 3404. 10 April, 1917.
  14. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/650.
  15. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  16. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  17. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  18. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  19. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 1 February, 1904. Issue 37305, col C, p. 6.
  20. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  21. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  22. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  23. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  24. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 13 July, 1905. Issue 37758, col D, p. 10.
  25. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  26. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.
  27. Williams Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1409.