John Collings-Taswell Glossop

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Vice-Admiral (retired) John Collings-Taswell Glossop, C.B., R.N. (23 October, 1871 – 23 December, 1934) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Glossop was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in June, 1893.[1]

Glossop was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1904.[2]

On 21 January, 1905 he was invalided from the training ship Gibraltar with insomnia.[3]

Glossop was appointed as executive officer in the third class protected cruiser Prometheus on 3 January, 1908. He was criticised for a lack of attention to detail in her inspection.[4]

Glossop was appointed in command of the battleship Hood on 1 September, 1910.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 22 June, 1911.[5]

Great War

Glossop commanded the Australian light cruiser Sydney and successfully brought the German raider Emden to action and destroyed her off the Cocos Islands on 9 November, 1914.[6]

Around 1916, Glossop wrote an official letter with a tone the Admiralty deemed "improper". Another similar case was cited, but the matter was allowed to drop. Glossop was decorate with his C.B. at Buckingham Palace on 4 October, 1916.[7]

Post-War

Glossop was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 20 November, 1921, vice Marshall, and was placed on the Retired List on the following day.[8]

Glossop was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 25 October, 1926.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John C. Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Lizard
17 Aug, 1902[10] – 12 Jul, 1904[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Rudolf W. Bentinck
Captain of H.M.S. Prometheus
3 Jan, 1908[12][13] – 15 Feb, 1910[14]
Succeeded by
Percival H. Warleigh
Preceded by
Arthur T. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Hood
1 Sep, 1910[15] – 25 Jul, 1911[16]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Myburgh
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.A.S. Sydney
10 Mar, 1913[17][18] – 5 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
John S. Dumaresq

Footnotes

  1. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  2. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  3. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  4. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  5. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  6. Naval Operations. Volume I. pp. 381-4.
  7. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 32540. p. 9890. 6 December, 1921.
  9. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  10. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 277a.
  11. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  12. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 362.
  14. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  15. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  16. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  17. Glossop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/218. f. 218.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 399p.