Colin Richard Keppel

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Admiral SIR Colin Richard Keppel, G.C.V.O., K.C.I.E., C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (3 December, 1862 – 6 July, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Early Life & Career

Keppel was appointed to the Alexandra as Flag Lieutenant to the Duke of Edinburgh, Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean, on 24 December, 1886.[1]

Keppel was appointed to the Undaunted on 18 February, 1890.[2] On 4 August, 1890, he followed the Duke of Edinburgh to Plymouth as Flag Lieutenant.[3]

For his services in the Sudan, Keppel was noted for promotion to the rank of Captain upon completing the necessary sea time.[4]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Grafton in March 1902.

On 12 May, 1904, Keppel was appointed in command of the battleship Implacable.[5]

Keppel was appointed in command of the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert on 4 August, 1905.[6]

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) on 26 June, 1908.[7]

Flag Rank

Keppel was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1908, vice Greet.[8] He succeeded Rear-Admiral William B. Fisher as Rear-Admiral in the Atlantic Fleet on 26 August, 1909.[9]

Keppel was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 7 December, 1913, vice Denison.[10] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 December.[11]

He was appointed an Extra Equerry to King George V on 1 June, 1915.[12]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 26 April, 1917.[13]

He was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on 1 January, 1930.[14]

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles McCrea
Captain of H.M.S. Skipjack
16 Jan, 1896[15][16] – Jan, 1897[17]
Succeeded by
Montague G. Cartwright
Preceded by
Henry L. Tottenham
Captain of H.M.S. Harrier
Jan, 1897[18] – 18 Jun, 1897[19]
Succeeded by
Philip Walter
Preceded by
Frederic E. E. Brock
Captain of H.M.S. Rainbow
10 Jul, 1900[20]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Smith-Dorrien
Preceded by
Thomas P. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
1 Nov, 1900[21] – 1901[22]
Succeeded by
John L. Marx
Preceded by
Frederic W. Fisher
Captain of H.M.S. Grafton
1901[23] – 1903[24]
Succeeded by
James E. C. Goodrich
Preceded by
Reginald C. Prothero
Captain of H.M.S. Implacable
12 May, 1904[25][26] – 17 Jun, 1905[27]
Succeeded by
George E. Patey
Preceded by
Sir. Archibald Berkeley Milne, Bart.
Captain of H.M.Y. Victoria and Albert
4 Aug, 1905[28] – 11 Aug, 1909[Inference]
Succeeded by
Norman C. Palmer
Preceded by
Sir A. Berkeley Milne, Bart.
Rear-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
4 Aug, 1905[29] – 11 Aug, 1909[30]
Succeeded by
Norman C. Palmer
as Commodore, Second Class Commanding, H.M. Yachts
Preceded by
William B. Fisher
Second-in-Command, Atlantic Fleet
26 Aug, 1909[31] – 12 Sep, 1910[32]
Succeeded by
Sackville H. Carden

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1886). p. 193.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 4 February, 1890. Issue 32926, col E, p. 6.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 264.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27023. p. 6692. 15 November, 1898.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 16 May, 1904. Issue 37395, col A, p. 7.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 28 July, 1905. Issue 37771, col E, p. 8.
  7. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28164. p. 5731. 4 August, 1908.
  9. Hazell's Annual, 1910. p. 199.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28780. p. 9083. 9 December, 1913.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28783. p. 9338. 19 December, 1913.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 29177. p. 5205. 1 June, 1915.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 30037. p. 3955. 27 April, 1917.
  14. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33566. p. 6. 1 January, 1930.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 18 January, 1896. Issue 34790, col A, p. 10.
  16. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  17. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  18. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  19. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  20. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  21. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  22. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  23. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  24. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  25. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 16 May, 1904. Issue 37395, col A, p. 7.
  26. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  27. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 392.
  29. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  30. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  31. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.
  32. Keppel Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 168.