Vernon Harry Stuart Haggard

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Admiral SIR Vernon Harry Stuart Haggard, K.C.B., C.M.G. (28 October, 1874 — 30 January, 1960) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Haggard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 May, 1896.[1]

Haggard was appointed in command of the torpedo vessel Vesuvius on 10 September, 1904.[2]

Haggard was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1906.[3]

He was appointed in command of the corvette Boadicea on 17 October, 1911.

He was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Blenheim on 31 July, 1912.

Haggard was made Captain on 1 January, 1913,[4] and was appointed in command of Good Hope for manœuvres in 1913.[5]

He was appointed in command of Vulcan on 1 October, 1913 and in command of her Seventh Submarine Flotilla. He would remain in her until 23 July, 1915.[6]

Great War

Quitting Vulcan, Haggard was appointed in command of the battleship Hibernia on 23 July, 1915.[7]

He was appointed in command of Highflyer in January, 1918 as Flag Captain and Chief of Staff to Vice-Admiral Sir W. Lowther Grant.[8]

Post War

He was appointed in command of Ajax on 5 December, 1919.[9]

In 1922, he was serving as Director of Training and Staff Duties, and involved in the decision whether and how to release the controversial Naval Staff Appreciation of Jutland.

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral dated 23 February, 1928, vice Bax.[10]

Haggard was promoted to the rank of Admiral dated 12 October, 1932, vice Brand. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request dated 13 October, "in order to facilitate the promotion of younger officers."[11]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Adm. Sir Vernon Haggard" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 1 February, 1960. Issue 54683, col A, p. 19.

Papers

  • Papers in the possession of the Imperial War Museum.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur C. Leveson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 79
24 Jul, 1895[12] – 22 Aug, 1895[13]
Succeeded by
William R. Napier
Preceded by
William O. Boothby
Captain of H.M.S. Devastation
31 Dec, 1903[14] – 9 Sep, 1904[15]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. T. Marshall
Preceded by
Philip H. Trimmer
Captain of H.M. T.B. 108
14 Jul, 1904[16]
Succeeded by
Richard M. King
Preceded by
Sydney S. Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Vesuvius
9 Sep, 1904[17] – 31 Dec, 1905[18]
Succeeded by
William R. Napier
Preceded by
William F. Benwell
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
17 Oct, 1911[19] – 31 Jul, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
Ernest S. Carey
Preceded by
Ernest S. Carey
Captain of H.M.S. Blenheim
31 Jul, 1912[21] – 1 Jul, 1913[22]
Succeeded by
Charles P. R. Coode
Preceded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Captain of H.M.S. Good Hope
15 Jul, 1913[23] – Aug, 1913[24]
Succeeded by
Philip Francklin
Preceded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
10 Aug, 1913[25] – 1 Oct, 1913[26]
Succeeded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Preceded by
Robert W. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Vulcan
1 Oct, 1913[27] – 23 Jul, 1915[28]
Succeeded by
William R. D. Crowther
Preceded by
?
Captain (S), Seventh Submarine Flotilla
1 Oct, 1913[29] – 23 Jul, 1915[30]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Alexander Lowndes
Captain of H.M.S. Hibernia
23 Jul, 1915[31][32] – 20 Nov, 1916[33]
Succeeded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall
Preceded by
Herbert N. Garnett
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
7 Jan, 1918[34] – 7 Aug, 1918[35]
Succeeded by
Henry G. Sherbrooke
Preceded by
David M. Anderson
Captain of H.M.S. Ajax
5 Dec, 1919[36] – Sep, 1921[37]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Crooke
Preceded by
Walter M. Ellerton
Director of Training and Staff Duties
1 Jan, 1922[38] – 25 Sep, 1923[39]
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
Chief of the Submarine Service
1925 – 1927
Succeeded by
Henry E. Grace
as Rear-Admiral (S)
Preceded by
William Fisher
Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport
2 Apr, 1928[40] – 21 Apr, 1930[41]
Succeeded by
Lionel Preston
Preceded by
Cyril T. M. Fuller
Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station
21 Apr, 1930[42] – 11 May, 1932[43]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
 

Footnotes

  1. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 392.
  3. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 33.
  5. The Times. Monday, 1 February, 1960. Issue 54683, col A, p. 19.
  6. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394o.
  8. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 724.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 33362. p. 1493. 2 March, 1928.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 33875. p. 6626. 21 October, 1932.
  12. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  13. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  14. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  15. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  16. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  17. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  18. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  19. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  20. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  21. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  22. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  23. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  24. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  25. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  26. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  27. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  28. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  29. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  30. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  31. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395d.
  32. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  33. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  34. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  35. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 38.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 724.
  37. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 238.
  38. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 124.
  39. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 238.
  40. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 238.
  41. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 238.
  42. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 238.
  43. Haggard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 238.