Philip James Stopford

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Captain (retired) Philip James Stopford, R.N. (14 January, 1872 – 22 April, 1952) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 21 July, 1892, Stopford was loaned to command the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 66 for manoeuvres.[1]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 May, 1893.[2]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1905.[3]

Stopford was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Pyramus on 30 November, 1912.[4]

Stopford suffered some health challenges and was deemed fit for shore service only. Eleven months in command of the training establishment Impregnable ended in January, 1917 after a Court of Enquiry determined that friction between Stopford and his executive office were attributable to his own "want of tact." He was to be superseded by a Captain.[5]

Stopford was appointed to Template:UK-DreelCastle, additional, as a Shipping Intelligence Officer on 12 January, 1917 and would serve here until 1 June, 1919, being granted the acting rank of Captain on 13 September, 1917.[6]

On 1 June, 1919, he received an appointment to serve in the Cowes Harbour Division of the Coastguard. He remained active in this posting until he was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Captain (retired) on 14 January, 1922.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sydney R. Fremantle
Captain of H.M. T.B. 66
21 Jul, 1892[8]
Succeeded by
Henry W. Parker
Preceded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Captain of H.M.S. Albatross
5 Sep, 1900[9] – 13 Oct, 1900[10]
Succeeded by
Frederic W. Dean
Preceded by
Henry C. R. Brocklebank
Captain of H.M.S. Sturgeon
13 Oct, 1900[11] – 16 Nov, 1900[12]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Preceded by
Charles Tibbits
Captain of H.M.S. Angler
16 Nov, 1900[13][14] – 7 Jun, 1901[15]
Succeeded by
George G. Codrington
Preceded by
Guy de L. O. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Mallard
7 Jun, 1901[16] – 31 Aug, 1901[17]
Succeeded by
George J. Todd
Preceded by
William F. Blunt
Captain of H.M.S. Pioneer
15 Dec, 1910[18][19] – 20 Nov, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Stephen H. Radcliffe
Captain of H.M.S. Pyramus
20 Nov, 1912[21] – 18 Dec, 1913[22]
Succeeded by
Viscount Kelburn
Preceded by
Edgar R. Morant
Captain of H.M.S. Canopus
15 May, 1914[23]
Succeeded by
Sydney S. Hall
Preceded by
Arthur L. Gresson
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
10 Feb, 1916[24][25] – 4 Jan, 1917[26]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. Fox

Footnotes

  1. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  2. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  3. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 363.
  5. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  6. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  7. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  8. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  9. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  10. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  11. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  12. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  13. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 224.
  15. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  16. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  17. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  18. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 356.
  20. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  21. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  22. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  23. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  24. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.
  25. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 395i.
  26. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/205. 221.