John Moore Casement

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Admiral John Moore Casement, C.B. (13 September, 1877 – 25 January, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

He is not the same man as John Casement born 1854, nor another John Casement born in 1880.

Life & Career

Lieutenant on 15 September, 1898.[1]

In 1908, he was thanked for designing a training gear to be used in the centre hoods of the turrets of H.M.S. Magnificent, as well as pedal-worked elevating gear for the 12-in guns.[2]

He was promoted to Commander on 30 June 1909.[3]

He was appointed to the Royal Naval Barracks in Portsmouth for Drafting Duties on 27 August, 1912.[4]

Casement was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1915.[5]

On 20 March, 1916, Captain Casement abandoned his drafting desk for an appointment as Captain in Blonde.[6]

Casement was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Blanche in May 1916, and was supporting the Fourth Battle Squadron at the Battle of Jutland.[7]

In December 1916, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Comus. He commanded light cruiser Comus at the surrender of the High Sea Fleet.[Citation needed]

Post-War

In August 1921, he assumed command of the battlecruiser Courageous.

He served as captain of Benbow from October 1924 until April 1926.

He was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 4 October, 1926.[8]

He was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 3 April, 1931 and placed on the Retired List the next day. He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1936.[9]

World War II

On 11 March, 1940, Casement was appointed to Eaglet, additional, to help with the Liverpool Convoy Pool, serving as a Commodore, Second Class.[10]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William Cooper
Captain of H.M.S. Haughty
Jun, 1906[11]
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode
Preceded by
Albert C. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Blonde
20 Mar, 1916[12] – 21 May, 1916[13]
Succeeded by
Basil V. Brooke
Preceded by
Richard Hyde
Captain of H.M.S. Blanche
21 May, 1916[14][15] – 26 Dec, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
Preceded by
Alan G. Hotham
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
26 Dec, 1916[17][18] – late Nov, 1918[19][20]
Succeeded by
Gerard A. Wells
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
2 Aug, 1921[21]
Succeeded by
Thomas N. James
Preceded by
Kenelm E. L. Creighton
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
10 Oct, 1924[22] – 10 Apr, 1926[23]
Succeeded by
Ambrose M. Peck
Preceded by
Michael H. Hodges
as Vice-Admiral Commanding, Third Battle Squadron
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Battle Squadron
5 May, 1928[24] – 6 May, 1929[25]
Succeeded by
Henry K. Kitson
 

Footnotes

  1. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  2. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 14.
  4. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  5. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  6. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 42-46.
  8. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  9. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  10. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  11. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  12. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  13. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392m.
  15. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  16. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  17. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  18. The Navy List. (November, 1917). . 392p.
  19. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  20. in command at Operation ZZ
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 743.
  22. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  23. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  24. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.
  25. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 381.