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'''George Bennett Weston Young''' ( – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} '''George Bennett Weston Young''', D.S.O., R.N. (16 January, 1873 – 11 August, 1941) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Young was born in Briton Berry, Glamorgan, the son of a Major J. W. Young.  He gained ten month's time on passing out of {{UK-1Britannia}} in July 1888.<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/320.|D7602647}}  f. 352.</ref>
  
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Young was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} in December, 1894.<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/320.|D7602647}}  f. 352.</ref>
  
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He married Beatrice Hilda Price on 5 December, 1900.<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/320.|D7602647}} f. 352.</ref>
  
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Young was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} in June, 1906.<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/320.|D7602647}} f. 352.</ref>
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Young was appointed in command of the {{UK-Swift|f=t}} on 1 August, 1912.{{NLJul13|p. 380}}
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In April, 1912, Commodore Arbuthnot indicated that Young spoke some French and was "careful and painstaking but not much dash.  handles ship well but am doubtful of his making gd captain in the Fleet."<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/320.|D7602647}}  f. 352.</ref>  Nonetheless, Young was appointed to a very "hot" asset when placed in command of the {{UK-Swift|f=t}} on 1 August, 1912.
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==Great War==
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Young was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} in December, 1915.<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/320.|D7602647}} f. 352.</ref>
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==Service Records==
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He was awarded the D.S.O. for his conduct in command of the {{UK-Andes|f=t}}, gazetted in June, 1918.
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==Post-War==
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He was blamed for wedging {{UK-Conqueror|f=p}} between dock and basin while serving at [[Portsmouth Royal Dockyard|Portsmouth]] as Assistant King's Harbour Master.<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/320.|D7602647}}  f. 352.</ref>
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He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 January, 1924.<ref>Young Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/43/320.|D7602647}}  f. 352.</ref>
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Latest revision as of 17:14, 4 November 2017

Captain George Bennett Weston Young, D.S.O., R.N. (16 January, 1873 – 11 August, 1941) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Young was born in Briton Berry, Glamorgan, the son of a Major J. W. Young. He gained ten month's time on passing out of Britannia in July 1888.[1]

Young was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December, 1894.[2]

He married Beatrice Hilda Price on 5 December, 1900.[3]

Young was promoted to the rank of Commander in June, 1906.[4]

In April, 1912, Commodore Arbuthnot indicated that Young spoke some French and was "careful and painstaking but not much dash. handles ship well but am doubtful of his making gd captain in the Fleet."[5] Nonetheless, Young was appointed to a very "hot" asset when placed in command of the flotilla leader Swift on 1 August, 1912.

Great War

Young was promoted to the rank of Captain in December, 1915.[6]

He was awarded the D.S.O. for his conduct in command of the armed merchant cruiser Andes, gazetted in June, 1918.

Post-War

He was blamed for wedging H.M.S. Conqueror between dock and basin while serving at Portsmouth as Assistant King's Harbour Master.[7]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 January, 1924.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Captain of H.M.S. Cossack
4 Apr, 1910[9][10] – 1 May, 1912[11]
Succeeded by
Albert M. H. Phillips
Preceded by
Basil H. Fanshawe
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
1 May, 1912[12] – 26 Jun, 1912[13]
Succeeded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Preceded by
Arthur G. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Endymion
26 Jun, 1912[14] – 1 Aug, 1912[15]
Succeeded by
E. Hyde Parker
Preceded by
John S. Dumaresq
Captain of H.M.S. Swift
1 Aug, 1912[16][17] – 5 Dec, 1913[18]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Wintour
Preceded by
Ernest Henslowe
Captain of H.M.S. Albion
27 Jun, 1914[19] – 1 Aug, 1914[20]
Succeeded by
Algernon W. Heneage
Preceded by
Herbert MacI. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. Ariadne
1 Aug, 1914[21][22] – 31 Dec, 1914[23]
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Shipway
Preceded by
Octavius H. Daniel
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
31 Dec, 1914[24] – 14 Jan, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
Charles Mure
Preceded by
Thomas D. Pratt
Captain of H.M.S. Active
14 Jan, 1915[26] – 29 Jan, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
Ernest Wigram
Captain of H.M.S. Empress of Britain
29 Jan, 1915[28][29] – 20 Apr, 1915[30]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles W. Trousdale
Captain of H.M.S. Andes
26 May, 1915[31][32] – 15 Jun, 1918[33]
Succeeded by
Cyril T. Hewlett-Cooper
Preceded by
Eric V. F. R. Dugmore
Captain of H.M.S. Galatea
1 Jul, 1920[34] – 10 Jan, 1921[35]
Succeeded by
Frederick N. Eardley-Wilmot
Preceded by
Peter W. E. Hill
Assistant Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard
10 May, 1921[36] – 1 Feb, 1923[37]
Succeeded by
Sydney K. Smyth
Preceded by
Peter W. E. Hill
Assistant Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard
10 May, 1921[38] – 1 Feb, 1923[39]
Succeeded by
Sydney K. Smyth

Footnotes

  1. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  2. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  3. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  4. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  5. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  6. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  7. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  8. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  9. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 296.
  11. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  12. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  13. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  14. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  15. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  16. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 380.
  18. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  19. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  20. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  21. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  22. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  23. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  24. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  25. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  26. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  27. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  28. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401k.
  30. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  31. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401jjj.
  33. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  34. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  35. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  36. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  37. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  38. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.
  39. Young Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/320. f. 352.