Lionel Grant Tufnell

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Admiral Lionel Grant Tufnell, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (27 October, 1857 – 11 August, 1930) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 10 August, 1881.[1]

He was appointed Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral James E. Erskine, Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland, on 31 December, 1888.[2]

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1895, at the age of thirty-seven years, eight months and three days.[3]

Captain

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1901.[4]

In February 1904, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Astræa on the China Station. He would stay with her until shortly after being badly injured in a carriage accident.[5]

He served as captain of the battleship Irresistible from June 1906 until some time the following year.

He was temporarily appointed command of Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport on 20 September, 1910.[Citation needed]

Tufnell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 January, 1911, vice Foley.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, dated 19 April.[7]

In July, 1911 he was appointed Commander in Chief of the Greek Fleet, hoisting his flag on 17 August.[8]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 June, 1916.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1919.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Tufnell" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 12 August, 1930. Issue 45589, col B, p. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John Denison
Captain of H.M.S. Firebrand
1 Jan, 1892[11] – 21 Jan, 1895[12]
Succeeded by
Vernon Maud
Preceded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Havock
24 Jul, 1895[13] – 14 Aug, 1895[14]
Succeeded by
Albert Sumner Lafone
Preceded by
Herbert W. Savory
Captain of H.M.S. Cruiser
15 Apr, 1899[15] – 9 Nov, 1900[16]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Preceded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Captain of H.M.S. Cruiser
9 Dec, 1900[17] – 15 Nov, 1901[18]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Kennedy
as Captain of H.M.S. Cruizer
Preceded by
Thomas H. M. Jerram
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
14 Mar, 1902[19] – 25 Feb, 1904[20]
Succeeded by
Claud A. W. Hamilton
Preceded by
Casper J. Baker
Captain of H.M.S. Astræa
25 Feb, 1904[21][22] – 11 Mar, 1906[23]
Succeeded by
Charles L. Vaughan-Lee
Preceded by
Reginald H. S. Bacon
Captain of H.M.S. Irresistible
20 Jun, 1906[24] – 27 May, 1907[25]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Williams
Preceded by
T. H. Martyn Jerram
Captain of Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham
30 Jul, 1908[26]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Taylor
Preceded by
Rosslyn E. Wemyss
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
20 Sep, 1910[27] – 3 Jan, 1911[28]
Succeeded by
Rosslyn E. Wemyss

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26534. p. 4154. 12 August, 1881.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 260.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  5. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28454. p. 127. 6 January, 1911.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28487. p. 3093. 21 April, 1911.
  8. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5828. 13 June, 1916.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 31112. p. 364. 7 January, 1919.
  11. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1335.
  12. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1335.
  13. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1335.
  14. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1335.
  15. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  16. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  17. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  18. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  19. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  20. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 281.
  22. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  23. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  24. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  25. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  26. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  27. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.
  28. Tufnell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1338.