Daniel McNab Riddel

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Daniel McN. Riddel as Captain of Renown.
Navy & Army Illustrated.

Vice-Admiral (retired) Daniel McNab Riddel, R.N. (3 November, 1848 – 31 December, 1941) was an officer of the Royal Navy. He served as Flag Captain to Vice-Admiral Sir John A. Fisher on the North America and West Indies Station from 1897 to 1899.

Early Life & Career

Daniel McNab Riddel was born on 3 November, 1848, in Hamilton, Canada, the son of John Riddel.[1]

Riddel was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1872.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1885.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain dated 30 June, 1892.[4]

He was appointed in command of Renown on 3 August, 1897.[5]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 3 November, 1903.[6] He was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1905,[7] and to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 5 November, 1908.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral D. McN. Riddel" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 1 January, 1942. Issue 49122, col E, pg. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard W. Hope
Captain of H.M.S. Pelican
19 Nov, 1889[9]c. Jul, 1892
Succeeded by
Charles H. Cochran
Preceded by
Thomas MacGill
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
18 Jul, 1894 – 1 Oct, 1894
Succeeded by
George R. Lindley
Preceded by
George R. Lindley
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
8 Jul, 1896 – 1 Jan, 1897
Succeeded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Preceded by
John M. McQuhae
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
1 Jan, 1897 – 3 Aug, 1897
Succeeded by
Lewis E. Wintz
Preceded by
Arthur W. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
3 Aug, 1897[10][11] – 19 Mar, 1900
Succeeded by
The Hon. Hugh Tyrwhitt
Preceded by
The Hon. Francis C. B. Addington
Captain of H.M.S. Edinburgh
10 Jul, 1900
Succeeded by
Cecil G. Treherne
Preceded by
Edward H. M. Davis
Commodore-in-Charge, Jamaica
23 Mar, 1901[12] – 10 Jul, 1903
Succeeded by
Frederic W. Fisher

 

Footnotes

  1. The Canadian Men and Women of the Time (1912). p. 941.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23933. p. 6509. 31 December, 1872.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January, 1886.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 28 July, 1897. Issue 35267, col E, p. 13.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 277612. p. 6781. 6 November, 1903.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27751. p. 151. 6 January, 1905.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 241.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 287.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 28 July, 1897. Issue 35267, col E, p. 13.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 25 March, 1902. Issue 36411, col C, p. 10.