Frederic Edward Errington Brock

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Admiral Sir Frederic Brock.
Portrait: Francis Dodd, 1917.

Admiral SIR Frederic Edward Errington Brock, G.B.E., K.C.M.G., C.B., Royal Navy (15 October, 1854 – 1 November, 1929) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Brock was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 8 December, 1879.[1]

Brock was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1893.[2]

On 12 December, 1895, Brock was appointed to the new battleship Magnificent.[3] He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1898.[4]

Commissioned Bacchante on 25 November, 1902 in Chatham[5][6] retaining command for just a month before being superseded by Christopher Cradock.[7]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George V on 13 February, 1907, vice Startin.[8]

Flag Rank

Brock was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 22 March, 1908, vice Foote.[9]

Brock relieved Rear-Admiral Paul Bush as Rear-Admiral Commanding the Portsmouth Division, Home Fleet on 17 November, 1909.[10]

Brock was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 21 September, 1912.[11]

On 15 May, 1913, he was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral, vice Fisher.[12]

Great War

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1916.[13] He was appointed Vice-Admiral Commanding, Orkneys and Shetlands on 20 January.[14] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 2 April, 1917, vice Callaghan.[15]

Brock was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 25 August, 1918.[16]

Post-War

On 3 July, 1926, Brock was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (G.B.E.) dated 5 June.[17]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 24791. p. 7324. 12 December, 1879.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26359. p. 2. 2 January, 1893.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 18 November, 1895. Issue 34737, col E, pg. 7.
  4. London Gazette: no. 26983. p. 3983. 1 July, 1898.
  5. Brock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 220.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 26 November, 1902. Issue 36935, col F, pg. 12.
  7. Cradock Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 699.
  8. London Gazette: no. 27995. p. 1067. 15 February, 1907.
  9. London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2261. 24 March, 1908.
  10. Hazell's Annual, 1910. p. 199.
  11. London Gazette: no. 28648. p. 7107. 27 September, 1912.
  12. London Gazette: no. 28719. p. 3514. 16 May, 1913.
  13. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29423. p. 83. 1 January, 1916.
  14. ADM 196/19. f. 221.
  15. London Gazette: no. 30008. p. 3206. 3 April, 1917.
  16. London Gazette: no. 30881. p. 1039. 3 September, 1918.
  17. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33179. p. 4406. 3 July, 1926.

Bibliography

  • "Sir Frederic Brock" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 4 November, 1929. Issue 45351, col B, pg. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Paul W. Bush
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Portsmouth Division, Home Fleet
1909 – 1910
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Limpus
Preceded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Senior Officer and Admiral Superintendent, Gibraltar
1912 – 1915
Succeeded by
Heathcoat S. Grant
Preceded by
The Hon. Sir Stanley C. J. Colville
Admiral Commanding, Orkneys and Shetlands
1916 – 1918
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert G. King-Hall