George Herbert Knowles

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Rear-Admiral George Herbert Knowles, D.S.O. (20 November, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903.[1]

Knowles was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Racehorse on 24 January, 1910.[2]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1911.[3]

Great War

Knowles was appointed in command of the destroyer Lydiard on 27 October, 1914.[4]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[5]

He was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Grenville on 22 March, 1918.[6]

Post-War

Knowles was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Douglas on 9 July, 1920.[7]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1921.[8]

In May, 1924, Knowles was appointed in command of the light cruiser Capetown.

In 1932, an A.B. was killed in a boat handling accident aboard Cornwall. Knowles was found to have been negligent in part.[9]

Knowles was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 October, 1933 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Archibald T. Stewart
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
19 Nov, 1907[11][12] – 24 Jan, 1910[13]
Succeeded by
Reginald Watkins Grubb
Preceded by
George B. Hartford
Captain of H.M.S. Racehorse
24 Jan, 1910[14][15] – 3 Apr, 1910[16]
Succeeded by
Frederic B. Coppin
Preceded by
Albert M. H. Phillips
Captain of H.M.S. Wear
5 Apr, 1910[17][18] – 4 Apr, 1911[19]
Succeeded by
John C. Hodgson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ruby
4 Apr, 1911[20] – 1 Feb, 1912[21]
Succeeded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Preceded by
Cecil R. Hemans
Captain of H.M.S. Lydiard
3 Oct, 1914[22][23] – 3 May, 1916[24]
Succeeded by
Ian C. S. Hilton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Paladin
3 May, 1916[25] – May, 1916[Inference]
Succeeded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain of H.M.S. Goshawk
May, 1916[26][27] – 1 Dec, 1916[28]
Succeeded by
Hugh B. Wrey
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Rosalind
7 Dec, 1916[29][30] – 22 Mar, 1918[31]
Succeeded by
Donal S. McGrath
Preceded by
Harold V. Dundas
Captain of H.M.S. Grenville
22 Mar, 1918[32][33] – 3 Mar, 1920[34]
Succeeded by
Leonard L. P. Willan
Preceded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
9 Jul, 1920[35][36] – 4 May, 1921[37]
Succeeded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Preceded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Captain of H.M.S. Vampire
4 May, 1921[38] – 7 Jan, 1922[39]
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Bernard Buxton
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
Nov, 1923[40] – late Nov, 1923
Succeeded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Preceded by
Henry J. S. Brownrigg
Captain of H.M.S. Lowestoft
c. late Nov, 1923[41] – 29 Feb, 1924[42]
Succeeded by
John S. G. Fraser
Preceded by
Kenneth G. B. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Capetown
15 May, 1924[43][44] – Jun, 1926[45]
Succeeded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Preceded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
26 Aug, 1926[46] – 2 Jan, 1928[47]
Succeeded by
Reginald B. Darke
Preceded by
Arthur N. Dowding
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwall
2 Mar, 1931[48][49] – 1 Jan, 1933[50]
Succeeded by
Richard B. Davies

Footnotes

  1. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 364.
  3. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 351.
  5. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 805.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 761.
  8. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  9. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  10. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  11. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 386.
  13. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  14. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 364.
  16. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  17. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 397.
  19. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  20. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  21. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  22. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395p.
  24. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  25. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  26. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394s.
  28. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  29. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397o.
  31. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  32. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 805.
  34. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  35. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  36. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 761.
  37. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  38. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  39. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  40. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  41. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  42. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  43. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  44. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 222.
  45. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  46. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  47. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  48. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 225.
  49. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.
  50. Knowles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/52. f. 257.