James Rose Price Hawksley

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Vice-Admiral James R. P. Hawksley as a Commodore, Second Class, 1917.
Portrait: Francis Dodd. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1748).

Vice-Admiral James Rose Price Hawksley, C.B., C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (1 August, 1871 – 7 April, 1955) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Hawksley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1894.[1]

He was found at fault for the grounding of Sturgeon on 29 October, 1898 though no clear record exists of his being appointed to that ship.[2]

After a succession of destroyer commands, Hawksley was promoted to the rank of Acting Commander on 24 February, 1905 and to Commander on 30 June, 1905.[3]

His string of destroyer commands then continued. He was appointed in command of the "A" Class destroyer Spitfire on 11 July, 1905.[4]

At the end of 1911 after a short stint in command of Victorious, he was appointed to help refine instructions for training destroyers.[5]

Captain

Hawksley was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1912.[6]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer depot ship Venus on 4 April, 1913, supporting the First Destroyer Flotilla.[7]

In December 1914, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Galatea.

He was appointed commander of corvette Active on 10 February, 1915.[8]

In November 1915, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Castor.

At the Battle of Jutland, he commanded the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla from light cruiser Castor as Commodore (F).[9]

Hawkesley was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Inflexible in November, 1917.[10]

Hawksley was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 July, 1922, and was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 24 July.[11] he was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 14 January, 1928.[12]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral J. R. P. Hawksley" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 22 April, 1955. Issue 53201, col B, p. 15.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Swordfish
10 Sep, 1898[13]
Succeeded by
Alan C. Bruce
Preceded by
John F. E. Green
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
10 Sep, 1898[14] – 8 Oct, 1898[15]
Succeeded by
Guy de L. O. Johnson
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Ariel
8 Oct, 1898[16]
Succeeded by
Thomas F. T. Michell
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
5 Oct, 1900[17] – 5 Jan, 1902[18]
Succeeded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Ostrich
5 Jan, 1902[19] – 13 May, 1902[20]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Heathcote
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Lively
13 May, 1902[21] – 25 Oct, 1902[22]
Succeeded by
Ernest E. Parker
Preceded by
Charles E. Le Mesurier
Captain of H.M.S. Spartiate
9 Jan, 1905[23] – 5 Feb, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Preceded by
Cecil H. Pilcher
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
11 Jul, 1905[25] – 3 Sep, 1905[26]
Succeeded by
Robert J. Buchanan
Preceded by
Robert J. Buchanan
Captain of H.M.S. Ure
4 Sep, 1905[27] – 10 Apr, 1906[28]
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode
Preceded by
William N. England
Captain of H.M.S. Teviot
10 Apr, 1906[29] – 28 May, 1906[30]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Morgan
Preceded by
George K. Chetwode
Captain of H.M.S. Ure
28 May, 1906[31][32] – 12 Mar, 1908[33]
Succeeded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cossack
12 Mar, 1908[34][35] – 6 Aug, 1909[36]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Preceded by
Arthur A. M. Duff
Captain of H.M.S. Adventure
10 Aug, 1909[37][38] – 10 Aug, 1911[39]
Succeeded by
George Trewby
Preceded by
Ernest H. Grafton
Captain of H.M.S. Victorious
22 Aug, 1911[40] – 26 Sep, 1911[41]
Succeeded by
William Mellor
Preceded by
Charles W. Keighly-Peach
Captain of H.M.S. Hogue
22 Apr, 1912[42] – 19 Aug, 1912[43]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. Norton
Preceded by
Thomas L. Shelford
Captain of H.M.S. Venus
25 Apr, 1913[44] – 1 Oct, 1913[45]
Succeeded by
Hugh Gaultier-Coghill Somerville
Preceded by
Maurice Woollcombe
Captain of H.M.S. Diana
1 Oct, 1913[46] – 6 Jan, 1914[47]
Succeeded by
George B. Hutton
Preceded by
George Trewby
Captain of H.M.S. Active
6 Jan, 1914[48] – 1914[49]
Succeeded by
Thomas D. Pratt
Preceded by
Thomas D. Pratt
Captain of H.M.S. Galatea
Dec, 1914[50][51] – 10 Feb, 1915[52]
Succeeded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Preceded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Captain of H.M.S. Active
10 Feb, 1915[53] – 1915[54]
Succeeded by
Percy Withers
Preceded by
Cyril S. Townsend
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
Nov, 1915[55] – Nov, 1917
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla
before 31 May, 1916[56]
Succeeded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Preceded by
?
Commodore (F), Grand Fleet
before Jun, 1916[57]
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
Nov, 1917[58]
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Denison
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
as Rear-Admiral, Reserve Fleet, Portland, etc
Captain in Charge, Portland
1 Apr, 1920[59]
Succeeded by
Humphrey H. Smith
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26534. p. 4154. 20 July, 1894.
  2. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27812. p. 4557. 30 June, 1905.
  4. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  5. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28623. p. 4748. 2 July, 1912.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 390.
  8. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  9. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 44.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 819.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 32737. p. 5961. 11 August, 1922.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 33349. p. 440. 20 January, 1928.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 300.
  14. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  15. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  16. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  17. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  18. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  19. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  20. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  21. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  22. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  23. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  24. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  25. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  26. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  27. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  28. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  29. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  30. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 388.
  32. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  33. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  34. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 297.
  35. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  36. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  37. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 273.
  38. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  39. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  40. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  41. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  42. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  43. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  44. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  45. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  46. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  47. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  48. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  49. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  50. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 320.
  51. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  52. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  53. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  54. Hawksley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 289.
  55. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392g.
  56. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 44.
  57. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 44.
  58. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 820.
  59. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 694.