John Bridges Eustace

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Admiral John B. Eustace as a Vice-Admiral, 1918.
Photograph: © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral John Bridges Eustace, Royal Navy, Retired (20 January, 1861 – 9 August, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Eustace was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 21 July, 1883.[1]

On 12 December, 1895, Eustace was appointed to the new battleship Majestic.[2]

Eustace was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1896.[3]

Captain

Eustace was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1903.[4]

In November 1904, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Fox.

On 1 March, 1910, Eustace was appointed to Vivid to commission the new dreadnought Vanguard.[5]

Flag Rank

Eustace was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 June, 1913, vice Stokes.[6]

On 25 January, 1916, the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe, wrote to the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Henry B. Jackson:

I really do not think that Eustace is the right man for the 3rd BS [Third Battle Squadron] under present conditions. His sea experience is small & none since 1911. … I am sorry for Eustace but I really don't think he should come.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral, vice King-Hall, on 25 August, 1918,[8] and was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 September.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 6 April, 1922.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral J. B. Eustace" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 12 August, 1947. Issue 50837, col E, p. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Savile
Captain of H.M.S. Alert
7 Mar, 1901[11] – 30 Jun, 1903[12][Inference]
Succeeded by
Laurence E. Power
Preceded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
26 Nov, 1904[13]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Preceded by
Paul W. Bush
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
16 Apr, 1907[14] – 4 Nov, 1907
Succeeded by
Merged into Devonport Gunnery School
Preceded by
the former H.M.S. Cambridge
Captain of Devonport Gunnery School
4 Nov, 1907[15][16]
Succeeded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Vanguard
1 Mar, 1910[17][18] – 23 Sep, 1911[19]
Succeeded by
Arthur D. Ricardo
Preceded by
Alexander L. Duff
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth
3 Oct, 1911[20]
Succeeded by
Charles L. Vaughan-Lee
Preceded by
Charles L. Vaughan-Lee
as Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth
Rear-Admiral-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth
21 Dec, 1914[21]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Pelly
as Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25258. p. 3964. 10 August, 1883.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 18 November, 1895. Issue 34737, col E, p. 7.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26757. p. 3978. 10 July, 1896.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27572. p. 4187. 3 July, 1903.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 26 January, 1910. Issue 39179, col E, p. 4.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28725. p. 3913. 3 June, 1913.
  7. Jackson Papers. National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth: 255/4/43.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 30881. p. 1039. 3 September, 1918.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 30887. p. 10549. 6 September, 1918.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 32672. p. 3030. 14 April, 1922.
  11. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 223.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 223.
  13. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 318.
  14. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 13 April, 1907. Issue 38306, col A, p. 14.
  15. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 5 November, 1907. Issue 38482, col A, p. 6.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 394a.
  17. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 2 March, 1910. Issue 39209, col B, p. 4.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 388.
  19. Eustace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 429.
  20. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 11 September, 1911. Issue 39687, col G, p. 11.
  21. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (September, 1915). p. 3.