John Denison

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Admiral John Denison, D.S.O., Royal Navy (25 May, 1853 – 9 March, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Denison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 16 April, 1878.[1]

Denison commissioned the torpedo gunboat Gossamer at Sheerness on 30 June, 1891.[2] He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1891.[3]

Denison was promoted to the rank of Captain on 13 May, 1896.[4]

On 2 October, 1900 he was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Niobe.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Montagu on 28 July, 1903.[5]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII dated 29 June, 1905, vice Montgomerie.[6]

Flag Rank

Denison was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 18 September, 1906.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 10 February, 1911, vice Barlow.[8]

Denison was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 7 December, 1913. In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List on 8 December.[9]

Great War

He was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 4 June, 1917.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral John Denison" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 10 March, 1939. Issue 48250, col D, p. 18.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Harry S. F. Niblett
Rear-Admiral, Devonport Division, Home Fleet
1908 – 1909
Succeeded by
Cecil Burney

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
David L. Dickson
Captain of H.M.S. Firebrand
6 Jan, 1887[11]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Gossamer
30 Jun, 1891[12] – 7 Oct, 1891[13]
Succeeded by
Frederick G. C. Langdon
Preceded by
Charles H. Cross
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
15 Jun, 1897[14] – 30 Jul, 1897[15]
Succeeded by
Richard Hyde
Preceded by
Alexander W. Chisholm-Batten
Captain of H.M.S. Melpomene
17 Feb, 1899[16] – 9 Jul, 1900[17]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Henderson
Preceded by
Arthur L. Winsloe
Captain of H.M.S. Niobe
2 Oct, 1900[18] – 18 Nov, 1902[19]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Umfreville
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Montagu
28 Jul, 1903[20] – 30 Sep, 1904[21]
Succeeded by
Thomas B. S. Adair
Preceded by
Gerald W. Russell
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
1 Oct, 1904[22]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Kingsford
Preceded by
Herbert Chatterton
Senior Officer in Charge, Auxiliary Patrol Area XVI
May, 1916 – 10 May, 1917
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Valentine E. B. Phillimore
Senior Naval Officer, Falmouth
30 May, 1916[23] – 1 May, 1917[24]
Succeeded by
John S. Luard
Preceded by
Herbert Chatterton
Commodore in Charge, Kingstown
2 May, 1917[25]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24574. p. 2637. 19 April, 1878.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 1 July, 1891. Issue 33365, col F, p. 10.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26239. p. 3. 1 January, 1892.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26744. p. 3180. 29 May, 1896.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 9 July, 1903. Issue 37128, col F, p. 5.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27818. p. 4983. 18 July, 1905.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27952. p. 6492. 25 September, 1906.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28464. p. 1042. 10 February, 1911.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28780. p. 9083. 9 December, 1913.
  10. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30111. p. 5462. 4 June, 1917.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 220.
  12. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 64.
  13. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 64.
  14. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  15. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  16. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  17. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  18. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  19. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 9 July, 1903. Issue 37128, col F, p. 5.
  21. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 17 September, 1904. Issue 37502, col C, p. 7.
  23. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/299. f. 320.
  24. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/299. f. 320.
  25. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/299. f. 320.