Basil George Washington

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Basil George Washington, C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Navy (6 August, 1877 – 25 August, 1940) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bedford, Washington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1900.[1]

On 30 July, 1906, Washington was appointed in command of the destroyer Banshee. In 1908, Banshee collided with Boxer, and blame was assigned to Washington.[2]

Washington was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1913. He was appointed to Powerful that same day and remained about one year as war broke out.

The Great War

On 24 November, 1914 Washington left Powerful and was appointed to the armoured cruiser Bacchante. He would remain with her until she was paid off on 10 February, 1916. He performed some work at the Mobilisation Division on the Admiralty War Staff before being appointed as Flag Commander in the Royal India Marine ship H.M.S. Northbrook on 14 July, 1917. On 14 March, 1918 he was appointed Acting Captain and Flag Captain in Northbrook. In June, he was appointed in command of the R.I.M. ship H.M.S. Dufferin as Acting Captain and Flag Captain, assuming command in mid-July, 1918. He was then appointed in command of the Caspian Sea in October, 1918. On 14 December, he was re-appointed in command of the Caspian Sea Naval Expedition.[3]

Post-War

Washington was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1919 and re-appointed in command of the Caspian Sea proceedings. He was sent back to England on 11 September, 1919 and in February took up special service inside the Admiralty.[4]

Washington was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 April, 1931 and placed on the Retired List the following day.[5]

Washington was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1936.[6]

World War II

Appointed as a Commodore of Convoy on 24 August, 1939, Washington died on 25 August, 1940 when S.S. Harpalyce was torpedoed by U-124.[7][8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Joseph A. Shuter
Captain of H.M.S. Ariel
Apr, 1905[9] – 2 Oct, 1905[10]
Succeeded by
Lancelot N. Turton
Preceded by
Evelyn L. B. Boothby
Captain of H.M.S. Seal
2 Oct, 1905[11] – 30 Jul, 1906[12]
Succeeded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Preceded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Captain of H.M.S. Banshee
30 Jul, 1906[13][14] – 1908[15]
Succeeded by
Henry G. L. Oliphant
Preceded by
Richard O. B. Bridgeman
Captain of H.M.S. Bramble
19 Mar, 1910[16][17] – 29 Mar, 1912[18]
Succeeded by
Bernard E. Prichard
Preceded by
Arthur N. Gouldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Spanker
11 Apr, 1913[19][20] – 31 Dec, 1913[21]
Succeeded by
Norman M. C. Thurstan
Preceded by
Thomas H. Binney
Naval Assistant to the Fourth Sea Lord
15 Mar, 1920[22] – 31 Mar, 1922[23]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Casper B. Ballard
Captain of H.M.S. Durban
10 May, 1922[24][25] – May, 1924[26]
Succeeded by
John C. Hamilton
Preceded by
John C. Hodgson
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
25 Mar, 1927[27] – 13 May, 1929[28]
Succeeded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Preceded by
Gerard A. Wells
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
3 Aug, 1929[29] – 15 Sep, 1930[30]
Succeeded by
James M. Pipon

Footnotes

  1. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  2. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  3. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  4. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  5. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  6. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  7. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  8. [http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/person/25263.html Uboat.net.
  9. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  10. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  11. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  12. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 282.
  14. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  15. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  16. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 287.
  18. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 377.
  20. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  21. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  22. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  23. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  24. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 752.
  26. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  27. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  28. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  29. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.
  30. Washington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/514. f. 517.