Stephen Herbert Radcliffe

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Vice-Admiral Stephen Herbert Radcliffe, C.M.G., Retired (19 February, 1874 – 7 November, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Radcliffe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 19 August, 1894.[1]

Radcliffe was appointed a Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Lynx on 6 January, 1900.[2]

Radcliffe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1904.[3]

Radcliffe was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1911.[4]

On 17 May, 1913 Radcliffe was appointed to command the battlecruiser Australia.[5]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Drake.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Achilles on 11 February, 1918.[6]

Radcliffe was appointed in command of the battleship Superb on 22 June, 1918.[7]

He was relieved by Captain Charles W. Bruton in command of the Superb and Group IV of the Nore Reserve on 15 December, 1919, preparatory to assuming the position of Commanding Officer of the Immingham Area on 1 January, 1920.[8]

On 6 April, 1922 Radcliffe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, and was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 7 April.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 July, 1927.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral S. H. Radcliffe" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 8 November, 1939. Issue 48457, col B, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Strickland
Captain of H.M. T.B. 65
18 Jul, 1894[11]
Succeeded by
Alan M. Yeats-Brown
Preceded by
John G. Armstrong
Captain of H.M.S. Lynx
6 Jan, 1900[12] – 1900[13]
Succeeded by
Alfred Reep
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Locust
2 Feb, 1900[14]
Succeeded by
John Harvey
Preceded by
Thomas F. T. Michell
Captain of H.M.S. Pyramus
1 Sep, 1909[15]
Succeeded by
Philip J. Stopford
Preceded by
Herbert J. O. Millar
Captain of H.M.A.S. Australia
17 May, 1913[16][17] – 14 Dec, 1916[18]
Succeeded by
Oliver Backhouse
Preceded by
Fawcet Wray
Captain of H.M.S. Drake
5 May, 1917[19] – 2 Oct, 1917[20]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Charles D. Carpendale
Captain of H.M.S. Achilles
11 Feb, 1918[21] – 22 Jun, 1918[22]
Succeeded by
William F. Blunt
Preceded by
Sidney R. Drury-Lowe
Captain of H.M.S. Superb
22 Jun, 1918[23] – 15 Dec, 1919[24]
Succeeded by
Francis G. G. Chilton

 

Footnotes

  1. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 2 January, 1900. Issue 36028, col E, p. 7.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4182. 1 July, 1904.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 28567. p. 3. 1 January, 1911.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 398a.
  6. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  7. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  8. "Naval Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 15 December, 1919. Issue 42283, col B, p. 21.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 32672. p. 3030. 14 April, 1922.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 33294. p. 4565. 15 July, 1927.
  11. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 2 January, 1900. Issue 36028, col E, p. 7.
  13. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 276.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 363.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 398a.
  17. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  18. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  19. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  20. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  21. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  22. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  23. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.
  24. Radcliffe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 342.