James Andrew Gardiner Troup

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Vice-Admiral SIR James Andrew Gardiner Troup, K.B.E., C.B., Royal Navy (7 March, 1883 – 11 May, 1975) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Troup was appointed to President on 1 February, 1923, for service in the Admiralty, and as Head of Tactical Section from 15 February.[1]

He was appointed Captain of the Portsmouth Navigation School on 17 December, 1928.[2]

Troup was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 16 January, 1935, vice im Thurn.[3] In June his appointment as Director of Naval Intelligence (D.N.I.) was announced. He was appointed to the Admiralty, dated 26 August, and his appointment as D.N.I. was dated 9 September.[4]

Troup was a contributor to The Naval Review under his initials, J.A.G.T.


  • Schofield, Vice-Admiral B. B. (1977). Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. Havant: Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd. ISBN 085937-087-9.
  • "Vice-Admiral Sir J. A. G. Troup" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 14 May, 1975. Issue 59395, col G, pg. 18.
  • Troup, Captain J. A. G. (1934). On the Bridge. London: Rich and Cowan.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur C. Strutt
Master of the Fleet
? – 15 Aug, 1922[5]
Succeeded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Preceded by
Edward O. Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
Nov, 1926[6]
Succeeded by
Herbert Pott
Preceded by
John D. Campbell
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
17 Dec, 1928[7]
Succeeded by
Wilbraham T. R. Ford
Preceded by
Charles W. Round-Turner
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
Jun, 1930[8]
Succeeded by
Stephen D. Tillard


  1. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 6 January, 1923. Issue 43232, col A, p. 13.
  2. Schofield. p. 192.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 34125. p. 458. 18 January, 1935.
  4. "New Director of Naval Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 11 June, 1935. Issue 47087, col D, p. 9.
  5. Superseded that day. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.