George William McOran Campbell

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Vice-Admiral (retired) George William McOran Campbell, R.N. (12 June, 1877 – 23 February, 1948) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1899.[1]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1911.[2][3]

Upon being superseded in command of Tartar in January 1912, Campbell started a series of appointments in battleships, starting with Cæsar on 30 January and moving to Bulwark upon her re-commissioning in April. He was then sent to join the armoured cruiser Roxburgh on 4 June, remaining with her for nearly two years.[4]

Campbell was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 99 on 15 April, 1914.

Great War

Campbell remained in command of T.B. 99 until being superseded by William Gilbert Howard on 8 January, 1916, at which time Campbell was appointed in command of the "M" Class destroyer Obedient.[5]

Campbell commanded the destroyer Obedient at the Battle of Jutland as part of the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla.[6]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.[7]

On 28 August, 1916, Campbell was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Blake.

Post-War

Campbell was appointed in command of the battleship Thunderer in August, 1924.

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1928 and placed on the Retired List the following day.[8]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 24 September, 1932.[9]

World War II

Campbell was appointed to the Liverpool Convoy Pool on 14 March, 1940 with the rank of Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R.. He reverted to the Retired List on 22 October, 1940.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cyril Asser
Captain of H.M.S. Ostrich
22 May, 1905[11] – Jul, 1905[12]
Succeeded by
David C. H. Dalrymple
Preceded by
David C. H. Dalrymple
Captain of H.M.S. Fairy
Jul, 1905[13] – 23 Jan, 1907[14]
Succeeded by
Henry Purdy
Preceded by
Joseph A. Shuter
Captain of H.M.S. Swordfish
23 Jan, 1907[15][16] – 21 Jan, 1909[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Benson
Preceded by
Percy G. Brown
Captain of H.M.S. Osprey
21 Jan, 1909[18][19] – 23 Jul, 1909[20]
Succeeded by
Ralph V. Eyre
Preceded by
Henry C. D. Field
Captain of H.M.S. Leven
27 Jul, 1909[21] – 19 Oct, 1909[22]
Succeeded by
Henry T. Dorling
Preceded by
Claude Seymour
Captain of H.M.S. Erne
19 Oct, 1909[23][24] – 7 Dec, 1910[25]
Succeeded by
Arthur Marsden
Preceded by
Lionel G. Preston
Captain of H.M.S. Tartar
7 Dec, 1910[26][27] – 4 Jan, 1912[28]
Succeeded by
Nigel K. W. Barttelot
Preceded by
George P. England
Captain of H.M. T.B. 99
15 Apr, 1914[29][30] – 8 Jan, 1916[31]
Succeeded by
William G. Howard
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Obedient
8 Jan, 1916[32] – 1 Aug, 1916[33]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Stuart
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Parker
10 Aug, 1916[34] – 28 Aug, 1916[35]
Succeeded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Preceded by
John B. Sparks
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
28 Aug, 1916[36][37] – 1 Mar, 1919[38]
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Stancomb
Preceded by
Brien M. Money
Captain of H.M.S. Wallace
4 Apr, 1919[39] – 1 Dec, 1920[40]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Betty
Preceded by
Brien M. Money
Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla
4 Apr, 1919[41] – 1 Dec, 1920[42]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Betty
Preceded by
Wyndham L. Bamber
Assistant Director of the Mobilisation Department
4 Apr, 1922[43] – 4 Apr, 1924[44]
Succeeded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Preceded by
The Hon. William S. Leveson-Gower
Captain of H.M.S. Woolwich
4 Apr, 1924[45][46] – 26 Aug, 1924[47]
Succeeded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Preceded by
Oliver E. Leggett
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
26 Aug, 1924[48] – 14 Sep, 1925[49]
Succeeded by
Hubert S. Monroe

Footnotes

  1. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 13.
  3. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  4. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  5. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  6. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  7. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  8. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 221.
  9. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 221.
  10. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  11. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  12. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  13. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  14. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  15. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 381.
  17. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  18. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 351.
  20. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  21. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  22. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  23. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 309.
  25. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  26. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  27. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 382.
  28. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  29. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  30. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401a.
  31. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  32. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  33. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  34. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  35. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  36. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  37. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 742.
  38. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  39. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  40. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  41. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  42. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  43. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  44. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  45. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  46. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 290.
  47. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  48. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.
  49. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 341.