John Ommanney Hopkins

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Admiral SIR John Ommanney Hopkins, G.C.B., Royal Navy (13 July, 1834 – 30 July, 1916) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hopkins was promoted to the rank of Captain on 14 September, 1867.[1] He was appointed in command of the screw frigate Liverpool in the Flying Squadron on 14 April, 1869, which paid off on 2 December, 1870. He took command of the ironclad battleship Agincourt on 1 September, 1871. He returned to half pay on 4 June, 1872, and took command of the screw frigate Narcissus on 9 October. He was superseded in command on 8 December, 1873.

On 1 November, 1875, he was appointed to the Royal Adelaide as Flag Captain to Sir Thomas Symonds, Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, until he was superseded on 12 November, 1878. His appointment to command the battleship Temeraire on 26 January, 1880, was cancelled, and on 4 March he was appointed Captain of H.M.S. Excellent, the Navy's gunnery training establishment at Portsmouth. He was superseded there on 21 June, 1881.[2]

Flag Rank

Hopkins was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 29 April, 1885, vice Graham.[3]

Hopkins was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 4 January, 1891. On the occasion of the Queen's birthday, he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 25 May, 1892.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral dated 9 November, 1896.[5]

On the occasion of the Queen's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 3 June, 1899.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 13 July.[7]

Bibliography

  • "Death of Admiral Sir J. O. Hopkins" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 1 August, 1916. Issue 41234, col E, p. 11.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
F. A. Herbert
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
4 Mar, 1880[8][9] – 21 Jun, 1881[10]
Succeeded by
William Codrington
Preceded by
William Codrington
Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
21 Jun, 1881[11]
Succeeded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Preceded by
Theodore M. Jones
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
c. 1883
Succeeded by
William Codrington
Preceded by
Frederick A. Herbert
Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard
1 Nov, 1886[12] – 6 Aug, 1888[13]
Succeeded by
William E. Gordon
Preceded by
Sir William Graham
Third Naval Lord and Controller of the Navy
6 Aug, 1888[14] – 1 Feb, 1892[15]
Succeeded by
Sir John A. Fisher
Preceded by
Sir George W. Watson
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
1 Feb, 1892[16] – 17 Apr, 1895[17]
Succeeded by
Sir James E. Erskine
Preceded by
Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, Bart.
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station
10 Nov, 1896[18][19] – 13 Jul, 1899[20]
Succeeded by
Sir John A. Fisher

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23303. p. 5161. 20 September, 1867.
  2. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 652.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25466. p. 1984. 1 May, 1885.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26291. p. 3137. 25 May, 1892.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26796. p. 6363. 20 November, 1896.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27086. p. 3585. 3 June, 1899.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27099. p. 4345. 14 July, 1899.
  8. The Navy List. (June, 1880). p. 210.
  9. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 652.
  10. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 652.
  11. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 652.
  12. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 271/644.
  13. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 271/644.
  14. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 271/644.
  15. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 271/644.
  16. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 644.
  17. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 271/644.
  18. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 87.
  19. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 271/644.
  20. Hopkins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 271/644.