James Andrew Gardiner Troup

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Vice-Admiral SIR James Andrew Gardiner Troup, K.B.E., C.B., Royal Navy (7 March, 1883 – 11 May, 1975) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Troup was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1903.[1]

Troup was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1911.[2]

Troup was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[3]

In January, 1919, he was appointed executive officer in Royal Sovereign. He would be superseded on 1 May, 1920.[4]

Troup was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1922.[5]

Troup was appointed to President on 1 February, 1923, for service in the Admiralty, and as Head of Tactical Section from 15 February.[6]

He was appointed Captain of the Portsmouth Navigation School on 17 December, 1928.[7]

Troup was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 16 January, 1935, vice im Thurn.[8] In June his appointment as Director of Naval Intelligence (D.N.I.) was announced. He was appointed to the Admiralty, dated 26 August, and his appointment as D.N.I. was dated 9 September.[9]

World War II

Troup was appointed Flag Officer in Charge, Glasgow vice Rear Admiral James D. Campbell on 19 February, 1940. He remained in that post throughout the war and returned to civilian life in early, 1946.[10]

Troup was a contributor to The Naval Review under his initials, J.A.G.T.

Bibliography

  • Schofield, Vice-Admiral B. B. (1977). Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. Havant: Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd. ISBN 085937-087-9.
  • "Vice-Admiral Sir J. A. G. Troup" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 14 May, 1975. Issue 59395, col G, pg. 18.
  • Troup, Captain J. A. G. (1934). On the Bridge. London: Rich and Cowan.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur C. Strutt
Master of the Fleet
1 May, 1920[11] – 15 Aug, 1922[12]
Succeeded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Preceded by
Edward O. Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
7 Nov, 1926[13]
Succeeded by
Herbert Pott
Preceded by
John D. Campbell
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
17 Dec, 1928[14][15] – 20 Jun, 1930[16]
Succeeded by
Wilbraham T. R. Ford
Preceded by
Charles W. Round-Turner
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
20 Jun, 1930[17]
Succeeded by
Stephen D. Tillard
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Director of Naval Intelligence
9 Sep, 1935[18] – 7 Feb, 1939[19]
Succeeded by
John H. Godfrey
Preceded by
James D. Campbell
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Glasgow
19 Feb, 1940[20] – 15 Feb, 1946[21]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  2. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  3. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  4. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  5. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  6. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 6 January, 1923. Issue 43232, col A, p. 13.
  7. Schofield. p. 192.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 34125. p. 458. 18 January, 1935.
  9. "New Director of Naval Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 11 June, 1935. Issue 47087, col D, p. 9.
  10. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  11. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  12. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  13. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  14. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  15. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  16. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  17. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  18. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  19. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  20. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  21. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.