George Bennett Weston Young

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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
John S. Dumaresq
Captain of H.M.S. Swift
1 Aug, 1912[9]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Wintour
Preceded by
Herbert MacI. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. Ariadne
1 Aug, 1914[10]
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Shipway
Preceded by
Ernest Wigram
Captain of H.M.S. Empress of Britain
29 Jan, 1915[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles W. Trousdale
Captain of H.M.S. Andes
26 May, 1915[12]
Succeeded by
Cyril T. Hewlett-Cooper

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. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 380.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401k.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401jjj.

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