Thomas Young Greet

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Thomas Young Greet as a Commander.
Photograph: Naval and Army Illustrated.

Admiral Thomas Young Greet, R.N., Retired (20 February, 1854 – 25 September, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Second son of Captain William Greet, Royal Navy.

As a Midshipman, Greet was appointed to the sloop Fawn on 31 May, 1872.[1]

Greet was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 16 April, 1878.[2]

Greet was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1891.[3]

Captain

Greet was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1897.[4]

He was appointed in command of the coast defence monitor H.M.S. Magdala on 2 November, 1899.[5]

He served as captain of Ocean from February 1904 until September of the following year.

Greet was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 July, 1907, vice Arbuthnot.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 1 August, 1908.[7]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 31 July, 1912.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 9 June, 1916.[9]

Greet died at 5 Glenmore House, Richmond, Surrey, on 25 September, 1947, aged ninety-three.[10]

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Wilmot H. Fawkes
Captain of H.M.S. Mercury
11 Jul, 1899[11] – 23 Aug, 1899[12]
Succeeded by
William J. Grogan
Preceded by
Colin R. Keppel
Captain of H.M.S. Rainbow
17 Dec, 1901[13] – 19 Aug, 1902[14]
Succeeded by
Charles D. Granville
Preceded by
Henry L. Fleet
Captain of H.M.S. Æolus
19 Jan, 1903[15][16] – 1903
Succeeded by
Albert S. Lafone
Preceded by
New Command
Captain-in-Charge of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District
19 Jun, 1903[17] – 7 Mar, 1904[18]
Succeeded by
Peyton Hoskyns
Preceded by
Randolph F. O. Foote
Captain of H.M.S. Ocean
23 Feb, 1904[19] – 31 Aug, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Dundas
Preceded by
Frank H. Henderson
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
1 Sep, 1905[21] – 30 Jun, 1907[22]
Succeeded by
Ernest H. Grafton
 

Footnotes

  1. The Monthly Navy List. (February, 1874). Corrected to 20 January, 1874. p. 146.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 24574. p. 2637. 19 April, 1878.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26188. p. 4070. 31 July, 1891.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December, 1897.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Satirday, 4 November, 1899. Issue 35978, col B, p. 12.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28036. p. 4522. 2 July, 1907.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28164. p. 5731. 4 August, 1908.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28632. p. 5723. 2 August, 1912.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5828. 13 June, 1916.
  10. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 27 September, 1947. Issue 50877, col B, p. 1.
  11. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 80/158.
  12. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 80/158.
  13. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 483.
  14. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 483.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 221.
  16. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 483.
  17. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 555.
  18. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 483.
  19. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 555.
  20. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 483.
  21. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 483.
  22. Greet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 483.