Vivian Henry Gerald Bernard

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Admiral Vivian Henry Gerald Bernard, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (30 August, 1868 – 18 February, 1934) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bernard's promotion to the rank of Lieutenant was dated 25 February, 1889.[1]

Bernard was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.[2]

Captain

Bernard was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1906.[3]

In August 1907, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Argonaut.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Revenge on 17 August, 1908.[4]

Great War

Bernard was appointed to command the battleship Venerable on 17 August, 1914.[5]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Neptune on 11 February, 1916,[6] and commanded the ship through the Battle of Jutland and submitted his report of the action.

On 3 July, 1917, Bernard was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V, vice Hunt.[7] On 20 September he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, vice Harbord.[8] On 27 November he hoisted his flag in the surveying vessel Research as Senior Naval Officer and Rear-Admiral of the Dockyard at Portland,[9] and officer in charge of Auxiliary Patrol Area XIII.[10]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1918.[11]

Post-War

Bernard was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 November, 1922, vice Fremantle, and was placed on the Retired List on 16 November.[12] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1927.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Bernard" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 20 February, 1934. Issue 46683, col B, p. 16.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Topaze
6 Dec, 1904[14] – 3 Sep, 1906[15]
Succeeded by
Henry Blackett
Preceded by
Edmund H. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Argonaut
20 Aug, 1907[16] – 17 Aug, 1908[17]
Succeeded by
Christopher P. Metcalfe
Preceded by
Hubert Grant-Dalton
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
17 Aug, 1908[18]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Ewart
Preceded by
Frederick C. A. Ogilvy
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
17 Aug, 1908[19][20] – 1 Mar, 1910[21]
Succeeded by
Ronald A. Hopwood
Preceded by
John B. Eustace
Captain of Devonport Gunnery School
1 Mar, 1910[22]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Algernon D. E. H. Boyle
Preceded by
Michael Culme-Seymour
Captain of H.M.S. Argyll
1 May, 1912[23][24] – 22 Jun, 1914[25]
Succeeded by
James C. Tancred
Preceded by
Frank E. C. Ryan
Captain of H.M.S. Venerable
17 Aug, 1914[26] – 11 Feb, 1916[27]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Caulfeild
Preceded by
Thomas D. L. Sheppard
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
11 Feb, 1916[28][29] – 15 Oct, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
William F. Slayter
Preceded by
?
Senior Officer in Charge, Auxiliary Patrol Area XIII
27 Nov, 1917[31] – 27 Nov, 1919[32]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Richard M. Harbord
as Commodore-in-Charge, Portland
Senior Naval Officer, Portland
27 Nov, 1917[33] – 27 Nov, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
as Rear-Admiral, Reserve Fleet, Portland, etc
Preceded by
Henry L. Mawbey
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Nore Reserve
17 Mar, 1920[35] – 17 Mar, 1921[36]
Succeeded by
William J. S. Alderson

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26007. p. 7553. 31 December, 1889.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27927. p. 4466. 29 June, 1906.
  4. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 387a.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396ee.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 30168. p. 6707. 6 July, 1917.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 30313. p. 10051. 28 September, 1917.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 893.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 2.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 79. 1 January, 1918.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 32769. p. 8213. 21 November, 1922.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.
  14. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  15. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  16. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  17. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  18. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  19. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. p. 15.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 367.
  21. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  22. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 26 January, 1910. Issue 39179, col E, p. 4.
  23. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  24. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 279.
  25. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398u.
  27. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  28. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396ee.
  30. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  31. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 2.
  32. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 121.
  33. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  34. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.
  35. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 15.
  36. Bernard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 15.