Henry William Grant

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Admiral Henry William Grant, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (24 January, 1870 – 15 April, 1949) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Charlton, Grant passed out of Britannia with a commendable eleven months' seniority in December 1884. His first appointment lasted nearly two years, in Triumph in the Pacific.

Grant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant January, 1892.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 31 December, 1902.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1907.[3]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Albemarle on 25 August, 1908.[4] He was again appointed to command her on 15 May, 1913.[5]

Grant was appointed Captain in Command of the Portsmouth Navigation School on 1 February, 1910.[6]

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Hampshire in January 1914.[7]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 22 February, 1919, vice Blackett and placed on the Retired List the following day.[8]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1925,[9] and to Admiral on 27 February, 1929.[10]

Grant died of heart failure.

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Admiral H. W. Grant" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 20 April, 1949. Issue 51360, col E, p. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter C. Chaytor
Captain of H.M.S. Harrier
22 Feb, 1906[11][12] – 18 Oct, 1907[13]
Succeeded by
Richard Hyde
Preceded by
The Most Hon. The Marquess of Bristol
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
18 Dec, 1907[14] – 14 Jan, 1908[15]
Succeeded by
Richard Sullivan
Preceded by
William E. Goodenough
Captain of H.M.S. Albemarle
25 Aug, 1908[16][17] – 26 Aug, 1909
Succeeded by
Henry W. Grant
Preceded by
Henry W. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Albemarle
25 Aug, 1908[18][19] – 26 Aug, 1909[20]
Succeeded by
A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Preceded by
Laurence E. Power
Captain of H.M.S. Dryad
1 Feb, 1910[21][22] – 5 Jan, 1912[23]
Succeeded by
Edward L. Booty
Preceded by
Laurence E. Power
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
1 Feb, 1910[24][25] – 5 Jan, 1912[26]
Succeeded by
Edward L. Booty
Preceded by
The Hon. Herbert E. Holmes-à-Court
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
5 Jan, 1912[27][28] – 15 May, 1913[29]
Succeeded by
Constantine H. Hughes-Onslow
Preceded by
Rowland Nugent
Captain of H.M.S. Albemarle
15 May, 1913[30][31] – 29 Dec, 1913[32]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Sir Alexander E. Bethell
Preceded by
Marcus R. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Hampshire
Jan, 1914[33] – 14 May, 1915[34]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. Savill
Preceded by
?
Assistant Director of Operations Division
19 May, 1915[35] – 11 Jun, 1917[36]
Succeeded by
Charles P. R. Coode
Preceded by
?
Deputy Director of Operations Division
11 Jun, 1917[37] – 18 Jan, 1918[38]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28096. p. 34. 3 January, 1908.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 274.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 275.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 7 January, 1910. Issue 39163, col D, p. 17.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 322a.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 31223. p. 3295. 11 March, 1919.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 33010. p. 219. 9 January, 1925.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 33474. p. 1575. 5 March, 1929.
  11. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 304.
  13. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  14. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  15. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  16. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 274.
  18. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 274.
  20. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  21. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 304.
  23. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  24. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  25. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 7 January, 1910. Issue 39163, col D, p. 17.
  26. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  27. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  28. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 367.
  29. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  30. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 275.
  32. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  33. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 394m.
  34. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  35. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  36. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  37. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.
  38. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 76.