Harry Rowlandson Godfrey

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Harry Rowlandson Godfrey, C.B., D.S.O. (11 October, 1875 – 17 February, 1947) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Godfrey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1898.[1]

Godfrey was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1909.[2]

Godfrey was appointed in command of the screw sloop Beagle on 1 February, 1913.

Great War

Godfrey showed great courage in sweeping mines and patrolling inside the Dardanelles and in assisting the embarcation at Cata Telex on April 25/26, 1915.[3]

Godfrey was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1915.[4]

Godfrey was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Vampire on 2 October, 1917.

Post-War

On 4 November, 1919, Godfrey was appointed for temporary duties in the Training & Staff Duties Division to write a destroyer manual. This was done outside the Admiralty and the work extended into 1920, but the rest of the date is not legible. In January, 1921 he was taking a Senior Officers' Technical Course.[5]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Valiant in November, 1924.

Godfrey was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 August, 1926 and placed on the Retired List the following day at his own request.[6]

Godfrey was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 2 April, 1931.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward Secretan
Captain of H.M.S. Teal
5 Feb, 1907[8][9] – 18 Mar, 1910[10]
Succeeded by
Robert J. Buchanan
Preceded by
Lionel J. G. Anderson
Captain of H.M.S. Beagle
3 Feb, 1913[11] – 15 Sep, 1915[12]
Succeeded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Greenwich
15 Feb, 1916[13][14] – Mar, 1917[15]
Succeeded by
Clement L. Long
Preceded by
Walter L. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Ithuriel
Mar, 1917[16]c. Oct, 1917[17]
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir
Preceded by
Walter L. Allen
Captain (D), Fourteenth Destroyer Flotilla
Mar, 1917[18] – 11 Feb, 1919[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Clarence W. E. Trelawny
Captain of H.M.S. Vampire
2 Oct, 1917[20] – 11 Feb, 1919[21]
Succeeded by
Claud F. Allsup
Preceded by
Brien M. Money
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
1 Mar, 1919[22] – 4 Nov, 1919[23]
Succeeded by
George H. Knowles
Preceded by
Alan C. Bruce
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
1 Mar, 1919[24] – 4 Nov, 1919[25]
Succeeded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Preceded by
Richard G. A. W. Stapleton-Cotton
Captain of H.M.S. Dido
24 Feb, 1921[26][27] – 27 Feb, 1923[28]
Succeeded by
Brien M. Money
Preceded by
David T. Norris
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
16 Nov, 1924[29] – after 20 Jan, 1926[30]
Succeeded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn

Footnotes

  1. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  2. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  3. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  4. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  5. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  6. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  7. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  8. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 383.
  10. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  11. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  12. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  13. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  14. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394s.
  15. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  16. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 923a.
  17. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  18. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  19. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 923a.
  21. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  22. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  23. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  24. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  25. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  26. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 748.
  28. Godfrey Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/235. f. 235.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 278.
  30. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 278.