Michael Henry Hodges

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Admiral Michael Henry Hodges, K.C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O., (29 September 1874 – 3 November 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 28 August, 1895.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 26 June, 1902.

Hodges received the R.H.S. Bronze Medal and Certificate on 1 December, 1904 for his gallant effort to save Commander F. W. Melville from drowning by leaping into rough waters off Portland with his coat on.[1]

The Colonial Office expressed thanks for the assistance Sappho rendered during riots in British Guiana in 1905-6.[2]

Hodges was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1908.

In July 1910, he relieved Spencer Allen Hickley in command of the second class protected cruiser Doris.

On 8 December 1911, he was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Cornwall.

He was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Indomitable on 7 June, 1916,[3] and as her new commander signed the report of her gunnery officer, Lieutenant Commander (G) Lachlan Mackinnon from the Battle of Jutland.[4]

He was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Renown on 13 August, 1917.

Postwar

Hodges was made Rear-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas of the Atlantic Fleet on 1 May, 1920, hoisting his flag in Coventry as she recommissioned at Chatham.[5]

He was appointed Second Sea Lord on 16 August, 1927.[6]

He retired on 23 September, 1932.

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Adml. Sir Michael Hodges" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 5 November, 1951. Issue 522150, col F, p. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward A. Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Flirt
18 Sep, 1900[7] – 8 Jan, 1901[8]
Succeeded by
Henry W. Osburn
Preceded by
Trevylyan D. W. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Crane
8 Jan, 1901[9] – 1 Oct, 1901[10]
Succeeded by
Brien M. Money
Preceded by
Edward H. Moubray
Captain of H.M.S. Sappho
17 Jul, 1905[11] – 8 Aug, 1908[12]
Succeeded by
Harold Christian
Preceded by
Spencer A. Hickley
Captain of H.M.S. Doris
19 Jul, 1910[13][14] – 8 Dec, 1911[15]
Succeeded by
Philip Streatfeild
Preceded by
James C. Ley
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwall
8 Dec, 1911[16][17] – 8 Jan, 1914[18]
Succeeded by
Walter M. Ellerton
Preceded by
W. A. Howard Kelly
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Paris
16 Mar, 1914[19] – 9 Sep, 1915[20]
Succeeded by
Fitzmaurice Acton
Preceded by
George H. Borrett
Captain of H.M.S. Monarch
15 Mar, 1916[21] – Apr, 1916[22]
Succeeded by
George H. Borrett
Preceded by
Francis W. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Indomitable
7 Jun, 1916[23][24] – 13 Aug, 1917[25]
Succeeded by
Ernest K. Loring
Preceded by
Hugh F. P. Sinclair
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
13 Aug, 1917[26] – Apr, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Craig
Preceded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
as Commodore (D), Atlantic Fleet
Rear-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas of the Atlantic Fleet
1 May, 1920[28] – 15 Jul, 1922[29]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Preceded by
Hugh D. R. Watson
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
26 Jun, 1923[30]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Sir Hubert G. Brand
Preceded by
Hugh D. R. Watson
Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Station
16 Apr, 1925[31] – 30 Apr, 1927[32]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Forbes
Preceded by
Hugh D. R. Watson
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Battle Squadron
Vice-Admiral Commanding, Third Battle Squadron
16 Apr, 1925[33] – 9 Mar, 1926[34]
Succeeded by
John M. Casement
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Battle Squadron
Preceded by
Cecil M. Staveley
Vice-Admiral Commanding, First Battle Squadron
9 Mar, 1926[35] – 30 Apr, 1927[36]
Succeeded by
John D. Kelly
Preceded by
The Hon. Sir Hubert G. Brand
Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
16 Aug, 1927[37]
Succeeded by
Sir Hubert G. Brand
as Second Sea Lord
Preceded by
Sir A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
26 May, 1930[38] – 6 Oct, 1931[39]
Succeeded by
Sir John D. Kelly

Footnotes

  1. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  2. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395j.
  4. Beatty Papers at National Maritime Museum's Caird Library (BTY 6/6), item 3.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 753.
  6. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 119.
  7. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  8. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  9. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  10. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  11. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  12. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  13. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 302.
  15. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  16. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 296.
  17. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  18. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  19. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  20. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  21. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  22. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395j.
  24. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  25. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  26. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  27. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  28. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 753.
  29. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 471.
  30. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.
  31. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.
  32. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.
  33. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.
  34. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.
  35. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.
  36. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.
  37. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 119.
  38. "Naval, Military, and Air Force" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 9 April, 1930. Issue 45483, col E, p. 10.
  39. Hodges Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 250.