John Robert Guy Moncreiffe

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Commander (retired) SIR John Robert Guy Moncreiffe (Guy Moncreiffe of Moncreiffe, Baronet after succeeding to Baronetcy on 8 June, 1931), (30 June, 1884 – 7 September, 1934) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Moncreiffe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 August, 1905.[1]

Moncreiffe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 August, 1913.[2]

On 20 September, 1913, he received an appointment to Bonaventure for command of submarines. This was refined to command of D 4 on 7 September, 1914. On 15 June, 1915, he sank the German ship Bielefeld in Heligoland Bight, a feat which earned him Their Lordships' "approbation in cd. of S/M D4 and in particular of his successful attack on a German auxiliary steamer." Moncreiffe was discharged from D 4 on 26 August and was appointed to Maidstone for command of E 17 the next day.[3]

Post-War

On 6 February, 1919, Moncreiffe was appointed in command of the sweeping sloop Harvester, and for submarines. In July, 1919, he was appointed to command Fermoy, remaining in her until 4 October.[4]

Moncreiffe was promoted to the rank of Commander on the Retired List on 30 June, 1924.[5]

He became the Ninth Baronet Moncreiffe in 1931.

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Andrew F. G. Tracy
Captain of H.M.S. A 2
19 Mar, 1909[6][7] – 18 Jan, 1910[8][9]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Preceded by
Max K. Horton
Captain of H.M.S. C 8
18 Jan, 1910[10]
Succeeded by
Reginald T. Dimsdale
Preceded by
Charles S. Benning
Captain of H.M.S. C 9
Feb, 1913[11]
Succeeded by
Claud L. Y. Dering
Preceded by
Kenneth M. Bruce
Captain of H.M.S. D 4
7 Sep, 1914[12][13] – 26 Aug, 1915[14]
Succeeded by
Claud B. Barry
Preceded by
Andrew Wilmot-Smith
Captain of H.M.S. E 17
27 Aug, 1915[15] – 6 Jan, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Oliver M. F. Stokes
Captain of H.M.S. Harvester
6 Feb, 1919[17] – Jul, 1919[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Fermoy
Jul, 1919[19] – 4 Oct, 1919[20]
Succeeded by
Fitzroy H. D. Byron

Footnotes

  1. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 56.
  3. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  4. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  5. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 345.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 20 March, 1909. Issue 38912, col C, p. 9.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 345.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 385.
  11. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 289.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 268.
  13. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  14. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  15. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  16. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 50.
  17. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  18. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  19. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.
  20. Moncreiffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143. f. 423.