Richard Fortescue Phillimore

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Admiral Sir Richard F. Phillimore, portrayed as a Rear-Admiral.
Portrait: Francis Dodd, 1917. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1767).

Admiral SIR Richard Fortescue Phillimore, G.C.B., K.C.M.G., M.V.O., J.P., Royal Navy (23 December, 1864 – 8 November, 1940) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 20 August, 1886.[1]

Phillimore was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1899.[2]

Captain

Phillimore was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904.[3]

On the occasion of the visit of the French fleet to Britain Phillimore was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 11 August, 1905.[4]

He was appointed command of the second class protected cruiser Juno on 8 May, 1907.[5]

Phillimore was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Aboukir on 17 July, 1909.[6]

He was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Inflexible on 21 November, 1911 until 8 May, 1912.[7]

On 1 June, 1912 he was appointed as captain of Good Hope, remaining with her until November.

Phillimore was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1914.[8]

He was again placed in command of Inflexible on 28 August, 1914[9] until 13 April, 1915.[10]

Great War

Phillimore was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 24 October, 1914, vice Ernest F. A. Gaunt.[11]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 9 August, 1915, vice Beatty.[12]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1918.[13] On 15 March he was appointed Admiral Commanding Aircraft (A.C.A.) with his flag in H.M.S. Furious.[14]

Post-War

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 3 June, 1919.[15]

Phillimore was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 24 January, 1920, vice Pears.[16]

Phillimore was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 1 August, 1924, vice Singer.[17]

On the occasion of the King'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, 1929.[18]

Phillimore was placed on the Retired List on 6 October, 1929.[19]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Richard Phillimore" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 11 November, 1940. Issue 48770, col C, p. 9.
  • "Notes by an Old First Lieutenant and Commander." The Naval Review.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis C. B. Bridgeman
Captain of H.M.S. Victory
20 May, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
Edwyn Sinclair Alexander-Sinclair
Preceded by
Sir Robert K. Arbuthnot
Flag Captain, Portsmouth Station
20 May, 1905[21] – 8 Feb, 1907[22]
Succeeded by
A. Gordon H. W. Moore
Preceded by
George W. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
9 Feb, 1907[23] – 8 May, 1907[24]
Succeeded by
Harry Jones
Preceded by
John de M. Hutchison
Captain of H.M.S. Juno
8 May, 1907[25] – 12 May, 1909[26]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Preceded by
Norman C. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Aboukir
17 Jul, 1909[27][28] – 3 Apr, 1911[29]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert E. Hunter
Preceded by
Charles L. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
21 Nov, 1911[30] – 14 May, 1912[31]
Succeeded by
Robert S. Phipps Hornby
Preceded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Captain of H.M.S. Good Hope
1 Jun, 1912[32][33] – Nov, 1912[34]
Succeeded by
David T. Norris
Preceded by
Stuart Nicholson
Chief of Staff, Mediterranean Station
1 Jun, 1912[35] – 28 Aug, 1914[36]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur N. Loxley
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
28 Aug, 1914[37] – 13 Apr, 1915[38]
Succeeded by
Edward H. F. Heaton-Ellis
Preceded by
Osmond de B. Brock
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Battle Cruiser Squadron
1 Dec, 1916[39][40] – 14 Mar, 1918[41]
Succeeded by
Sir Henry F. Oliver
Preceded by
New Command
Admiral Commanding Aircraft
15 Mar, 1918[42] – 15 Jun, 1919[43]
Succeeded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
as Captain (A)
Preceded by
Sir Henry F. Oliver
Vice-Admiral Commanding, Reserve Fleet
14 Sep, 1920[44] – 15 May, 1922[45]
Succeeded by
E. Hyde Parker
Preceded by
Sir Montague E. Browning
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
3 Oct, 1923[46][47] – 5 Oct, 1926[48]
Succeeded by
Sir Rudolf W. Bentinck
Court Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Arthur C. Leveson
First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp
22 Feb, 1928[49]
Succeeded by
Sir William E. Goodenough

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25620. p. 4176. 27 August, 1886.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27040. p. 84. 6 January, 1899.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4182. 1 July, 1904.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27826. p. 5532. 11 August, 1905.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 334.
  6. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 292.
  7. Roberts. Battlecruisers. p. 122.
  8. Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12630. p. 7. 2 January, 1914.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 337.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395a.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 29011. p. 10816. 18 December, 1914.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 29262. p. 8016. 13 August, 1915.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 82. 1 January, 1918.
  14. "Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918, and Which Have Now Ceased to Exist." The National Archives. ADM 6/461. p. 42.
  15. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31379. p. 7045. 3 June, 1919.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 31779. p. 1831. 13 February, 1920.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 32963. p. 5954. 8 August, 1924.
  18. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33501. p. 3667. 3 June, 1929.
  19. The London Gazette: no. 33541. p. 6408. 8 October, 1929.
  20. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 393.
  21. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  22. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  23. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  24. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  25. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  26. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 271.
  28. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  29. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  30. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  31. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  32. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 292.
  33. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 320.
  34. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 292.
  35. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  36. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  37. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  38. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  39. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 9.
  40. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  41. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  42. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1918). p. 6.
  43. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a
  44. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  45. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  46. "Flag Commands" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 6 July, 1923. Issue 43386, col A, p. 14.
  47. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  48. Phillimore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 29a.
  49. The London Gazette: no. 33359. p. 1293. 24 February, 1928.