Alfred Geoffrey Peace

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Captain (retired) Alfred Geoffrey Peace, D.S.O., R.N. (7 August, 1885 – 18 January, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Peace was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1907.[1]

Peace was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 051 on 21 February, 1910.[2]

Peace was appointed in command of the destroyer Mermaid on 26 March, 1912 and he received satisfactory inspection reports for her in January 1913 and February, 1914. On 21 April, he was appointed to the Irresistible, where he was serving when war broke out.

Great War

On 15 September, 1914, he left Irresistible and was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 22.[3]

Peace was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1915. On 20 August, he was appointed to the new "M" Class destroyer Marne, taking command upon her commissioning. He stayed in her only briefly before handing her to George Bibby Hartford and moving on to command the smaller Acorn.[4]

On 4 October, 1916, Peace was appointed in command of the destroyer Ready.[5]

Post-War

Peace was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.[6]

He was again appointed in command of the destroyer Ready in September, 1919.[7]

In 1926, he was appointed to teach gas and anti-gas schools, being appointed in charge on 16 August, 1926 vice Heath-Caldwell.[8]

Peace was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 7 August, 1931.[9]

World War II

Peace was appointed in command of the armed merchant cruiser Chitral vice Tate on 18 October, 1939. He was superseded on 20 January, 1940.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur A. Scott
Captain of H.M. T.B. 101
4 Mar, 1907[11][12] – 20 Oct, 1908[13]
Succeeded by
Eric Q. Carter
Preceded by
Christopher J. F. Eddis
Captain of H.M. T.B. 108
8 Feb, 1910[14][15] – 15 Feb, 1910[16]
Succeeded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Preceded by
Wilfrid G. H. Cree
Captain of H.M. T.B. 051
21 Feb, 1910[17][18] – 27 Oct, 1910[19]
Succeeded by
Edward P. U. Broad
Preceded by
Henry P. Wilson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 109
27 Oct, 1910[20][21] – 8 Mar, 1912[22]
Succeeded by
George E. Matthews
Preceded by
Alan F. W. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Mermaid
26 Mar, 1912[23][24] – 21 Apr, 1914[25]
Succeeded by
George C. Dillon
Preceded by
Geoffrey S. Holden
Captain of H.M. T.B. 22
15 Sep, 1914[26][27] – 20 Aug, 1915[28]
Succeeded by
Gerald H. Thomson
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Marne
20 Aug, 1915[29] – late Aug, 1915[30][Inference]
Succeeded by
George B. Hartford
Preceded by
George B. Hartford
Captain of H.M.S. Acorn
Sep, 1915[31] – 7 Sep, 1916[32]
Succeeded by
George S. Brown
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ready
4 Oct, 1916[33][34] – 1 Jun, 1921[35]
Succeeded by
John O. Barron
Preceded by
John O. Barron
Captain of H.M.S. Rocket
15 Jul, 1921[36] – 10 Sep, 1921[37]
Succeeded by
John J. C. Ridley
Preceded by
Bertram C. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Hollyhock
5 Nov, 1923[38][39] – Jan, 1926[40]
Succeeded by
Roderick B. T. Miles

Footnotes

  1. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
  4. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 890.
  6. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 852.
  8. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  9. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  10. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  11. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  13. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  14. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  16. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  17. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401.
  19. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  20. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 401.
  22. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  23. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 345.
  25. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  26. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401.
  28. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  29. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  30. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 391a.
  32. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  33. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  34. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 890.
  35. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  36. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  37. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  38. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.
  39. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 246.
  40. Peace Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/73. f. ?.