Frederick George Stopford

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Frederick George Stopford, R.N. (10 May, 1852 – 18 January, 1928) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 28 April, 1876.[1]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1889.[2]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December 1897.[3]

In April 1901, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Talbot.

An inspection of Stopford's command Blenheim in 1902 by Rear-Admiral Grenfell was unsatisfactory. He noted that, "uniform not adhered to; bedding fair, signal staff only fairly efficient; Engr. Murray exceeded wine bill; exercise only fair; submerged tube not properly examined; [illeg order] or 12 Oct 07 neglected; Marine detacht not up to standard." Their Lordships conveyed their dissatisfaction, and the message was apparently taken to heard, as a follow-up inspection on 8 December was satisfactory.[4]

As Captain, he was placed in command of Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham on 5 July, 1904.[5] He performed this duty as a Commodore, Second Class from 13 March, 1905.[6]

Stopford was placed on the Retired List due to age on 10 May, 1907. He was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 1 June, 1907 and to ViceRN}} (retired) on 30 July, 1912.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles J. Norcock
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
18 Jul, 1894 – 15 Aug, 1894
Succeeded by
James P. Montgomery
Preceded by
Henry L. Fleet
Captain of H.M.S. Tartar
15 Sep, 1894[8] – 2 Mar, 1897
Succeeded by
William L. Grant
Preceded by
Richard Hyde
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
11 Jul, 1899 – 29 Jan, 1900
Succeeded by
Henry C. A. Baynes
Preceded by
James E. C. Goodrich
Captain of H.M.S. Pearl
29 Jan, 1900[9] – 5 Dec, 1900
Succeeded by
Edward P. Ashe
Preceded by
George A. Primrose
Captain of H.M.S. Talbot
10 Apr, 1901[10] – 11 Jul, 1902
Succeeded by
Lewis Bayly
Preceded by
Frank H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Blenheim
11 Jul, 1902[11] – 5 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Edmund R. Pears
Preceded by
Lewis E. Wintz
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
5 Jul, 1904[12] – 10 May, 1907
Succeeded by
Edward E. Bradford

Footnotes

  1. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/481. 1230.
  2. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/481. 1230.
  3. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/481. 1230.
  4. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/481. 1230.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 13 June, 1904. Issue 37419, col A, p. 12.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 16 March, 1905. Issue 37656, col C, p. 11.
  7. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/481. 1230.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 267a.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1900). p. 279.
  10. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 305.
  11. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 234.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 13 June, 1904. Issue 37419, col A, p. 12.