George Francis Hyde

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Admiral SIR George Francis Hyde, K.C.B.C.V.O.C.B.E. (19 July, 1877 – 28 July, 1937) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant R.N.R. on 11 June, 1901. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 19 July, 1902.

Hyde was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 19 July, 1902.[1]

Hyde transferred to the Royal Navy on 11 July, 1905 from the Royal Naval Reserve.[2]

On 21 December, 1906, Hyde was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 6.[3]

On 23 December, 1910, he left England to take up an appointment under the Australian government.[4]

Hyde retired from the Royal Navy at his own request on 30 June, 1912, under the provisions of the Order in Council of 18 October, 1909,[5] to be promoted to the rank of Commander upon turning 40.

Hyde was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1911.[6] On 21 June, 1913, he was appointed Commander (second-in-command) of the battle cruiser Australia.[7]

Great War

Hyde was appointed in command of the scout cruiser Adventure on 14 July, 1915.[8] On 26 August, 1915 he grounded Adventure in Killybegs Harbour and was cautioned to be more careful in future. On 16 May 1916 he received an expression of Their Lordships' approbation for his services in connection with the "Sinn Fein outbreak in Ireland."

Hyde was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 April, 1917.[9] From 9 December to 6 June, 1918, he served in the Mercantile Movements Division of the Naval Staff. On 6 June he was appointed as S.N.O., Holyhead. He was superseded on 23 July, and was given permission to return to H.M.S. Cerberus.[10]

Post-War

Hyde was appointed in command of the light cruiser Brisbane on 27 August, 1919.[11]

On 23 February, 1928, he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral.[12]

In 1931 he became First Naval Member of the Commonwealth Naval Board, and Chief of Naval Staff. and was promoted to Admiral in 1936.

He died on 28 July, 1937, at the age of 60 from bronchial pneumonia, a few months before he was to be superseded as First Naval Member.

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Francis Hyde" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursdya, 29 July, 1937. Issue 47749, col B, p. 16.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 6
21 Dec, 1906[13] – 29 Sep, 1908[14]
Succeeded by
Bernard M. Harvey
Preceded by
Christopher P. Metcalfe
Captain of H.M.S. Rother
29 Sep, 1908[15][16] – 18 Oct, 1909[17]
Succeeded by
Claud F. Allsup
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.A.S. Warrego
16 Mar, 1912[18]
Succeeded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Preceded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Captain of H.M.S. Adventure
14 Jul, 1915[19][20] – 26 Nov, 1917[21]
Succeeded by
Harold V. Dundas
Preceded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Captain of H.M.A.S. Brisbane
27 Aug, 1919[22]
Succeeded by
Ralph S. Sneyd
Preceded by
Ronald Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
22 Oct, 1924[23] – Oct, 1925[24]
Succeeded by
Ronald Howard

Footnotes

  1. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97.
  2. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 318.
  4. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28623. p. 4749. 2 July, 1912.
  6. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97.
  7. The Navy List. 1st April, 1914. p. 17.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 391c.
  9. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97.
  10. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 947.
  12. The Navy List. 1st July, 1928. p. 21.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 318.
  14. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97. f. 51.
  15. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97. f. 51.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 368.
  17. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97. f. 51.
  18. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 398a.
  19. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97. f. 51.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 391c.
  21. Hyde Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/97. f. 51.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 947.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 283.
  24. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.