Gerald Lord Hodson

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Captain (retired)Gerald Lord Hodson, D.S.O.*, R.N. (28 August, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Thomas Hodson was born in Merriott, Somerset.

Hodson was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1903 for war services in South Africa.

Hodson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1911.

Appointed in command of the minesweeper Folkestone from 17 March, 1915 to 28 April, 1915.

Appointed in command of the screw minesweeper Whitby Abbey from 28 April, 1915 to 6 December, 1915.

Hodson was appointed in command of the monitor M.16 on 24 July, 1917.[1]

Post-War

Hodson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.

On 27 July, 1920, he was appointed in command of the gunboat Bee.[2]

Retired at his own request upon his relief on 1 February, 1923.

Hodson was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 28 August, 1928.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James F. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Aster
9 Feb, 1916[3] – 4 Jul, 1917[4]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Barry V. Sturdee
Captain of H.M.S. M.16
24 Jul, 1917[5] – Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Harold F. B. Handley
Captain of H.M.S. Gnat
7 May, 1919[6] – 11 May, 1920
Succeeded by
Cosmo B. Hastings
Preceded by
Cosmo B. Hastings
Captain of H.M.S. Bee
27 Jul, 1920[7] – 9 Sep, 1921
Succeeded by
Ralph Elioty

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 837.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 731.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391l.
  4. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 95.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 837.
  6. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 803.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 731.