Ambrose Maynard Peck

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Ambrose Maynard Peck, D.S.O., (24 October, 1877 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Peck gained a generous ten months time on passing out of Britannia in July of 1893 and proceeded to his first appointment in the Hood in the Mediterranean, lasting from August to October, 1893. He was next appointed to the second class battleship Nile on 13 October 1893. He was loaned to Tribune for the manoeuvres of summer 1897 and then appointed to Thrush at the Cape of Good Hope on 14 June, 1898.[1]

Peck was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1899.[2]

Peck was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1911.[3]

Commander Peck was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 114 on 24 January, 1912.[4]

Great War

Peck was promoted to the rank of Captain on 21 April, 1917.

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Diana on 29 September, 1917.[5]

Curiously, Peck was also appointed in command of H.M.S. Swift on 1 October, 1917, remaining in her through the end of the war.[6]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of the battleship Benbow in April 1926.

Peck was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 February, 1928 and placed on the Retired List the following day.[7]

Peck was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 November, 1932.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis E. Travers
Captain of H.M. T.B. 78
21 Jul, 1903[9] – 18 Aug, 1903[10]
Succeeded by
Heathcote G. Hewitt
Preceded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Bullfinch
14 Jul, 1904[11] – 20 Mar, 1905[12]
Succeeded by
William F. Blunt
Preceded by
Albert M. H. Phillips
Captain of H.M. T.B. 114
24 Jan, 1912[13][14] – 14 Apr, 1913[15]
Succeeded by
Hubert S. Monroe
Preceded by
Francis R. Scarlett
Captain of H.M.S. Recruit
14 Apr, 1913[16][17] – 6 Apr, 1914[18]
Succeeded by
Charles A. W. Wrightson
Preceded by
?
Captain of the Nore Local Defence Flotilla
14 Apr, 1913[19][20] – 6 Apr, 1914[21]
Succeeded by
John B. Sparks
as Captain (D), Nore Reserve Flotilla
Preceded by
Arthur J. Power
Captain of H.M.S. Eden
21 Sep, 1914[22][23] – 14 Mar, 1916[24]
Succeeded by
Alastair C. N. Farquhar
Preceded by
Wilfred A. Thompson
Captain of H.M.S. Martin
14 Mar, 1916[25][26] – 29 Sep, 1916[27]
Succeeded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Preceded by
Robert H. Coppinger
Captain of H.M.S. Swift
29 Sep, 1916[28][29] – 1 Oct, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
Reginald T. Amedroz
Preceded by
Charles A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Diana
29 Sep, 1917[31][32] – 3 Mar, 1920[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Captain of H.M.S. Delhi
5 Jul, 1920[34] – 25 Aug, 1920[35]
Succeeded by
Francis W. L. Tottenham
Preceded by
John M. Casement
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
10 Apr, 1926[36] – 15 Aug, 1927[37]
Succeeded by
Alfred F. B. Carpenter

Footnotes

  1. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  2. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  3. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 400.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 776.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 912a.
  7. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  8. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  9. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  10. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  11. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  12. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  13. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 400.
  15. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  16. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 366.
  18. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  19. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 366.
  21. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  22. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393p.
  24. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  25. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396aa.
  27. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  28. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398m.
  30. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  31. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  32. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 776.
  33. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  34. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  35. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  36. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.
  37. Peck Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/324. f. 364.