Charles Gage Stuart

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Rear-Admiral Charles Gage Stuart, D.S.O., D.S.C., R.N. (2 February, 1887 – 1970) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Stuart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1909.[1]

Stuart was appointed in command of the T.B. 117 on 5 August, 1911. He pleaded guilty, however, when tried in Court Martial on 27 August, 1912 for being absent without leave and he was dismissed the ship. He was appointed to the light cruiser Glasgow upon her re-commissioning in September.[2]

Stuart served in Glasgow until 28 January, 1916. This stint found him in the ship during the Battle of the Falklands on 5 December, 1914 where he "carried out control well from Secondary position, as respective Batteries came into action" as he was mentioned in despatches.

Stuart was awarded a D.S.C. for meritorious service, including his "zeal & ability in coding work" in the destruction of the light cruiser Dresden on 14 March, 1915. He received Captain Luve's recommendation.[3]

On 28 January, 1916, he left St. Vincent for England at his own expense.

On 1 August, 1916, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Obedient.

Stuart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1917. He was superseded in Obedient on 16 August 1917 but re-appointed in command on 5 September. He left the ship briefly for Mameluke in November, but returned in December. It was probably some action in Obedient which earned him a commendation in 1917 for attacking a submarine in a manner thought to have seriously damaged her.[4]

Stuart was appointed in command of the destroyer Voyager on 29 May, 1918.

Post-War

Stuart remained in command of Voyager until being appointed to Ganges for Shotley Barracks, as first officer, on 10 July, 1920. He received a D.S.O. for distinguished service in command of Voyager in the Baltic in 1919.

Stuart was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1921. He was superseded at Shotley on 11 April, 1922.[5]

Stuart was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1928.[6]

Stuart was appointed in command of the light cruiser Curlew in August, 1930.

On 6 September 1932, he was admitted to Plymouth Hospital with a "functional disorder of the heart." He was deemed fit on 7 November after some time ashore.[7]

World War II

Stuart saw extensive service in World War II.TODO: more in his service record

Stuart was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 January, 1940.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles L. M. M. Crichton
Captain of H.M. T.B. 076
9 Sep, 1910[9][10] – Mar, 1911[11]
Succeeded by
Thomas Connolly
Preceded by
Tom D. Greener
Captain of H.M. T.B. 117
5 Aug, 1911[12][13] – 27 Aug, 1912[14]
Succeeded by
Stafford H. Dillon
Preceded by
Charles G. Naylor
Captain of H.M.S. Nymphe
18 Mar, 1916[15] – 1 Aug, 1916[16]
Succeeded by
George A. Scott
Preceded by
George W. McOran Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Obedient
1 Aug, 1916[17][18] – 16 Aug, 1917[19]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Denison
Preceded by
Edward C. Denison
Captain of H.M.S. Obedient
5 Sep, 1917[20] – 20 Nov, 1917[21]
Succeeded by
James A. Douglas-Hamilton
Preceded by
Edward O. Broadley
Captain of H.M.S. Mameluke
20 Nov, 1917[22] – Dec, 1917[23]
Succeeded by
Basil W. L. Owen
Preceded by
Hugh E. Raymond
Captain of H.M.S. Nymphe
Dec, 1917[24] – 16 Apr, 1918[25]
Succeeded by
Aubrey C. Thursfield
Preceded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Captain of H.M.S. Mischief
16 Apr, 1918[26] – 20 May, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur R. Farquhar
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Voyager
29 May, 1918[28][29] – 10 Jul, 1920[30]
Succeeded by
Ronald H. C. Hallifax
Preceded by
Alexander M. Donovan
Captain of H.M.S. Wild Swan
10 Mar, 1925[31] – 8 May, 1926[32]
Succeeded by
Donal S. McGrath
Preceded by
Austen G. Lilley
Captain of H.M.S. Woolston
8 May, 1926[33] – 10 Sep, 1926[34]
Succeeded by
Donal S. McGrath
Preceded by
Donal S. McGrath
Captain of H.M.S. Wild Swan
10 Sep, 1926[35]
Succeeded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Preceded by
Alan G. D. Twigg
Captain of H.M.S. Snapdragon
25 Jul, 1928[36] – 5 Jan, 1929[37]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Morse
Preceded by
John H. Young
Captain of H.M.S. Lowestoft
3 Sep, 1929[38] – 16 Oct, 1929[39]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
22 Feb, 1930[40] – 24 Jul, 1930[41]
Succeeded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Preceded by
Arthur F. Pridham
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
15 Aug, 1930[42][43] – 30 Aug, 1932[44]
Succeeded by
Bertram C. Watson
Preceded by
Algernon R. Smithwick
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
7 Mar, 1935[45] – 21 May, 1937[46]
Succeeded by
Edye K. Boddam-Whetham
Preceded by
John K. Laird
as Senior Naval Officer and D.N.T.O., Aberdeen
Flag Officer in Charge, Aberdeen
15 May, 1940 – 10 Apr, 1942
Succeeded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Preceded by
Herbert Pott
Flag Officer in Charge, Invergordon
15 May, 1940 – 10 Apr, 1942
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  2. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  3. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  4. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  5. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  6. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  7. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  8. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  9. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  11. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  12. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 400.
  14. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  15. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  16. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  17. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 396g.
  19. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  20. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  21. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  22. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3. Date may be the 26th.
  23. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  24. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  25. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  26. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  27. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  28. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  29. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 896.
  30. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  31. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 289.
  32. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  33. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  34. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  35. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  36. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  37. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  38. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  39. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  40. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  41. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  42. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  43. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 228.
  44. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  45. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.
  46. Stuart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/3. f. 3.