George Pirie Thomson

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Rear-Admiral George Pirie Thomson, C.B., C.B.E., R.N. (30 January, 1887 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Jubbalpore, India.

Winner of the King's Gold Medal, 1903. Thomson was talented in languages, being an acting interpreter in German, Danish and French and a fully qualified interpreter in Dutch.

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 29 February, 1908.

Thomson's first command, the A 11, collided with the barge Rosa in September, 1910, but he was not subjected to any disciplinary action.

Thomson was appointed in command of the submarine C 24 on 25 July, 1911.[1]

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 29 February, 1916.

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1920.

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1927.

Lent to the Royal Australian Navy from 16 January, 1937 until 16 August, 1939.

World War II

Thomson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 January, 1939 and was placed on the Retired List the following day. He was appointed Director of the Censorship Division of the Ministry of Information on 5 September, 1939. He held this position until he reverted to the Retired List on 28 December 1945.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Bertram E. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. A 11
8 Aug, 1910[2] – 25 Jul, 1911
Succeeded by
Walter E. Scott
Preceded by
John F. Hutchings
Captain of H.M.S. C 24
25 Jul, 1911[3] – 10 Feb, 1914
Succeeded by
Vincent M. Cooper
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. E 35
1 Apr, 1916 – 19 Jul, 1917
Succeeded by
Guy D'Oyly-Hughes
Preceded by
Henry J. Hearn
Captain of H.M.S. J 3
19 Jul, 1917 – 9 Sep, 1918
Succeeded by
Henry K. B. Mitchell
Preceded by
Thomas F. P. Calvert
Captain of H.M.S. K 11
9 Sep, 1918 – 22 Jul, 1919
Succeeded by
George P. Thomson
Preceded by
Charles G. Brodie
Captain of H.M.S. K 14
27 Jul, 1919 – 27 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
Samuel M. G. Gravener
Preceded by
George P. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. K 11
27 Oct, 1919[4] – 27 Sep, 1920
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Captain of H.M.S. K 26
29 Oct, 1923[5] – 12 Sep, 1924
Succeeded by
Anthony B. Lockhart
Preceded by
John B. Glencross
Captain of H.M.S. Vulcan
1 Sep, 1926 – 14 Jan, 1928
Succeeded by
Alexander B. Greig
Preceded by
John B. Glencross
Captain (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
1 Sep, 1926 – 14 Jan, 1928
Succeeded by
Alexander B. Greig
as Commander (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
17 Dec, 1928 – Dec, 1930
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain (S), First Submarine Flotilla
17 Dec, 1928[6] – Dec, 1930
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
4 Aug, 1931 – 21 Jan, 1933
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
Herbert Fitzherbert
Captain of H.M.S. Devonshire
12 Dec, 1935 – Nov, 1936[7]
Succeeded by
Gerard C. Muirhead-Gould

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 395a.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 344.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 395a.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 796.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 249.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 233.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.