Rowland Nugent

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Admiral Rowland Nugent, Royal Navy, Retired (22 December, 1861 – 25 March, 1948) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Nugent was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1884.[1]

Nugent was awarded 1902's Shadwell Testimonial for his production of a chart of Aitutaki Island in the Cook Islands.[2]

Nugent was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1898.[3]

On 4 March, 1902, Nugent was appointed to Victory, lent for a Signal Course.[4] He was appointed in command of the sloop Algerine on 1 May.[5]

Captain

Nugent was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1904.[6]

In September 1905, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Gladiator.

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Flora on 23 August, 1907.[7] In October, he was severely reprimanded for grounding Flora.[8]

After completing a gunnery course at the end of 1909, he was to serve in a series of battleship commands, starting with an appointment in Majestic in January, 1910.[9]

Nugent was appointed in command of the battleship Illustrious on 3 May, 1910.[10]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Albemarle on 17 December, 1912.[11]

Nugent was appointed to command of the Lord Nelson on 16 June, 1913.[12]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Victorious on 30 July, 1914.[13]

Flag Rank

Nugent was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 June, 1916,[14] and was placed on the Retired List on 2 June, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[15] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 25 March, 1920,[16] and advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 May, 1925.[17]

Nugent died on 25 March, 1948, at St. Mary's Priory, Victoria, British Columbia.[18][19]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James Goodrich
Captain of H.M.S. Colossus
25 Feb, 1902[20]
Succeeded by
Herbert C. J. Grant
Preceded by
Walter Carey
Captain of H.M.S. Algerine
1 May, 1902[21][22]
Succeeded by
Edwin H. Edwards
Preceded by
William F. De Salis
Captain of H.M.S. Gladiator
1 Sep, 1905[23][24] – 22 Jun, 1907[25]
Succeeded by
Walter Lumsden
Preceded by
Trevylyan D. W. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Crescent
22 Jun, 1907[26] – 23 Aug, 1907[27]
Succeeded by
Hubert Grant-Dalton
Preceded by
Hubert Grant-Dalton
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
23 Aug, 1907[28][29] – 7 Sep, 1909[30]
Succeeded by
John Nicholas
Preceded by
Ernest F. A. Gaunt
Captain of H.M.S. Majestic
4 Jan, 1910[31] – 8 Feb, 1910[32]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. S. Fyler
Preceded by
Cyril E. Tower
Captain of H.M.S. Illustrious
8 Feb, 1910[33][34] – 2 Jul, 1912[35]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Lowis
Preceded by
John S. Luard
Captain of H.M.S. Albemarle
17 Dec, 1912[36] – 15 May, 1913[37]
Succeeded by
Henry W. Grant
Preceded by
Edmund H. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Lord Nelson
16 Jun, 1913[38] – 30 Apr, 1914[39]
Succeeded by
John W. L. McClintock
Preceded by
Edward B. Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Victorious
30 Jul, 1914[40] – 4 Feb, 1915[41]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Bethune
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Aultbea
before Feb, 1916[42]
Succeeded by
Harold D. Briggs
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.Y. Valhalla II
27 Jul, 1916[43] – 30 Apr, 1917[44]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.Y. Iolanda
30 Apr, 1917[45] – 6 Nov, 1917[46]
Succeeded by
?

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25429. p. 27. 2 January, 1885.
  2. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 65.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26983. p. 3983. 1 July, 1898.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 3 March, 1902. Issue 36705, col D, p. 10.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 3 May, 1902. Issue 36758, col B, p. 14.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27750. p. 25. 3 January, 1905.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 317.
  8. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 65.
  9. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 65.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 12 April, 1910. Issue 39244, col F, p. 9.
  11. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 341.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 390.
  14. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5827. 13 June, 1916.
  15. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5828. 13 June, 1916.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 3186. p. 4474. 16 April, 1920.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 33049. p. 3445. 22 May, 1925.
  18. Ancestry.co.uk. England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976.
  19. Ancestry.co.uk. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. 1948. p. 104.
  20. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 13 February 1902. (36690), p. 6.
  21. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 3 May, 1902. Issue 36758, col B, p. 14.
  22. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 275.
  23. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 319.
  24. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  25. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  26. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  27. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  28. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 317.
  30. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  31. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  32. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  33. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  34. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 329.
  35. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  36. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  37. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  38. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  39. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  40. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  41. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  42. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 9.
  43. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  44. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  45. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  46. Nugent Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.