Bernard St. George Collard

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Vice-Admiral Bernard St. George Collard, C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (27 February, 1876 – 12 April, 1962) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Collard was rated Midshipman on 15 November, 1892.

He was appointed Acting Sub-Lieutenant on 15 May, 1896.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1897.

On 30 June, 1909, he was promoted to the rank of Commander.

Great War

Collard remained in Intelligence Division until 3 April, 1915, when he was appointed to Queen Elizabeth for disembarkation duties at the Dardanelles, and to Lord Nelson for the same duty on 15 May. He ceased this duty on 23 June. On 30 June, 1915, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, and on 10 August he was appointed to President to assist the Director of Intelligence Division, where he remained until 16 November, when he was appointed in command of the monitor Lord Clive.

He remained in command of Lord Clive until January, 1918, when he was appointed Deputy Director of Operations Division (H) at the Admiralty. For operations on the Belgian coast he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 26 April.[1]


Collard was superseded in the Operations Division on 5 February, 1920, having been surveyed by the Medical Director-General and found unfit on 26 January. He was found fit on 26 April, then went on half pay.

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1926.

On 1 October, 1927, he was appointed Rear-Admiral in the First Battle Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet, and assumed command on 7 November, flying his flag in the battleship Royal Oak.

Royal Oak


  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30654. p. 5058. 26 April, 1918.


  • "Vice-Adml. B. St. G. Collard" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 13 April, 1962. Issue 55365, col B, p. 15.

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