Richard Matthew King

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Rear-Admiral Richard Matthew King, D.S.O., (2 November, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

King was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 2 November, 1904.[1]

King was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 2 November, 1912.[2]

King was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916.[3]

King was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1922.[4]

King was appointed in command of the destroyer Nymphe on 18 August, 1913.[5] He incurred the displeasure of Their Lordships in April, 1914 for losing a Flotilla Signal Book.[6]

In May, 1918, King was appointed in command of the destroyer Radstock.[7]

In July, 1924, King was appointed in command of the light cruiser Coventry.

In October, 1932, he was appointed in command of the battleship Iron Duke.

King was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 December, 1934 and placed on the Retired List the next day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[8]

World War II

In 1937, King was selected for war appointment and mobilised on 28 September, 1938.[9]

On 28 September, 1939, he was appointed Flag Officer in Charge, Belfast. Superseded on 15 October, 1942, he eventually found himself appointed to the Liverpool Convoy Pool, serving as a Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R.. On 1 September, 1945, he reverted to the Retired List.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Vernon H. S. Haggard
Captain of H.M. T.B. 108
3 Jan, 1905[11][12] – 22 Oct, 1906[13]
Succeeded by
Edmond A. T. de P. de la Poer
Preceded by
John O. Barron
Captain of H.M.S. Hardy
15 Jun, 1908[14][15] – 25 Aug, 1909[16]
Succeeded by
Stuart E. Holder
Preceded by
Arthur G. H. Bond
Captain of H.M.S. Recruit
5 Aug, 1909[17]
Succeeded by
John C. Hodgson
Preceded by
Percy Withers
Captain of H.M.S. Kennet
25 Nov, 1910 – 28 Apr, 1911[18]
Succeeded by
Philip H. Waterer
Preceded by
Cecil R. Hemans
Captain of H.M.S. Coquette
28 Apr, 1911[19] – 10 May, 1911[20]
Succeeded by
Hugh Hamilton-Gordon
Preceded by
The Hon. William S. Levenson-Gower
Captain of H.M.S. Nymphe
18 Aug, 1913[21][22] – Dec, 1915[23]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Naylor
Preceded by
Charles G. Naylor
Captain of H.M.S. Musketeer
Dec, 1915[24] – 25 Aug, 1916[25]
Succeeded by
Godfrey R. Chambers
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Radstock
25 Aug, 1916[26][27] – 6 May, 1918[28]
Succeeded by
Richard M. King
Preceded by
Desmond Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Rigorous
14 May, 1918[29] – Jun, 1918[30]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Denison
Preceded by
Richard M. King
Captain of H.M.S. Radstock
Jun, 1918[31] – 11 Feb, 1919[32]
Succeeded by
Hamilton E. Snepp
Preceded by
William J. Whitworth
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
11 Feb, 1919[33] – 26 Jun, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Preceded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Captain of H.M.S. Coventry
29 Jul, 1924[35][36]
Succeeded by
Herbert Fitzherbert
Preceded by
George W. Taylor
as Captain of Devonport Dockyard
Captain of Devonport Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master
12 Apr, 1930[37] – 15 Apr, 1932[38]
Succeeded by
Eric G. Robinson
Preceded by
Guy L. Coleridge
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
4 Oct, 1932[39] – 14 Oct, 1933[40]
Succeeded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
17 Oct, 1933[41][42] – 16 Jan, 1935[43]
Succeeded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
Senior Officer, Reserve Fleet, The Nore
17 Oct, 1933[44] – 16 Jan, 1935[45]
Succeeded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Preceded by
Henry D. Wilkin
as Senior Naval Officer, Belfast
Flag Officer in Charge, Belfast
24 Aug, 1939[46] – 15 Oct, 1942[47]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  2. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  3. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  4. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 363.
  6. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 889.
  8. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  9. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  10. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  11. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 400.
  12. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  13. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  14. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 324.
  16. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 365.
  18. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  19. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  20. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396g.
  22. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  23. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  24. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  25. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  26. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397g.
  27. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  28. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  29. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  30. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  31. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  32. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  33. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  34. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  35. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 229.
  36. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  37. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  38. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  39. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  40. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  41. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  42. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 221.
  43. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  44. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  45. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  46. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.
  47. King Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 489.


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