John Coombe Hodgson

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Rear-Admiral John Coombe Hodgson, D.S.O., R.N. (17 July, 1881 – 9 February, 1936) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hodgson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1903.[1]

In May 10, Hodgson was the subject of complaints that he'd directed Cheerful ad Leopard to use a civil vessel's (S.Y. Hebe) moorings.[2]

Hodgson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1911.[3]

Hodgson was appointed in command of the destroyer Jackal on 18 January, 1912.[4]

Great War

Hodgson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[5]

Hodgson commanded the destroyer Moorsom at the Battle of Jutland.[6] His service record note that Hodgson "led destroyer attack on enemy Battle Cruisers in Battle of Jutland, but was unable to come within range becoming engaged with enemy destroyers : after beating these off attacked enemy Battle Fleet & fired 4 torpedoes under very hot fire of enemy Battleships secondary armament." He was awarded the D.S.O. for his deeds.[7]

Hodgson was mentioned in despatches for his role in the 5 June, 1917 action against German destroyers off the Belgian Coast in which the German torpedo boat S 20 was sunk. On 24 September, the Admiralty against praised Hodgson for the "promptitude shown in taking Sharpshooter under tow after she was mined."[8]

He was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Bruce on 11 April, 1918.[9]

Post-War

Hodgson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1920.[10]

In November, 1929, Hodgson was appointed in command of the battleship Marlborough.

Hodgson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 16 October, 1932 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edwin A. Homan
Captain of H.M.S. Ferret
6 Feb, 1909[12][13] – 10 Sep, 1909[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
James U. Farie
Captain of H.M.S. Cheerful
10 Sep, 1909[15][16] – 15 Aug, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
Reginald G. Talbot
Preceded by
Richard M. King
Captain of H.M.S. Recruit
15 Aug, 1910[18][19]c. Mar, 1911[20]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Crutchley
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Wear
4 Apr, 1911[21][22] – 18 Jan, 1912[23]
Succeeded by
Frederic G. Schurr
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Jackal
18 Jan, 1912[24][25] – 6 Jan, 1915[26]
Succeeded by
John C. Tovey
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Moorsom
6 Jan, 1915[27] – 31 Jan, 1917[28]
Succeeded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Skate
31 Jan, 1917[29] – 27 Mar, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
Joseph H. L. Yorke
Preceded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Taurus
13 Apr, 1917[31][32] – 15 Oct, 1917[33]
Succeeded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Bruce
11 Apr, 1918[34][35] – 1 Oct, 1919[36]
Succeeded by
Rowland H. Bather
Preceded by
Cyril St. C. Cameron
Captain of H.M.S. Bruce
15 Aug, 1922[37][38] – 6 Jul, 1923[39]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Cyril St. C. Cameron
Captain (D), Ninth Destroyer Flotilla
15 Aug, 1922[40][41] – 6 Jul, 1923[42]
Succeeded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Preceded by
Frank F. Rose
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
6 Jul, 1923[43] – 31 Dec, 1924[44]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Captain (D), Third Destroyer Flotilla
6 Jul, 1923[45][46] – Oct, 1923[47][Inference]
Succeeded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Preceded by
Eric G. Robinson
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
Aug, 1923[48][49] – 31 Dec, 1924[50]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Gordon Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
6 May, 1925[51] – 2 May, 1927[52]
Succeeded by
Basil G. Washington
Preceded by
Gordon Campbell
as Captain in Charge, Simonstown
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
6 May, 1925[53] – 2 May, 1927[54]
Succeeded by
Basil G. Washington
as Senior Naval Officer, Simonstown
Preceded by
Charles D. Burke
Captain of H.M.S. Marlborough
1 Nov, 1929[55] – 21 Jan, 1931[56]
Succeeded by
George W. Taylor

Footnotes

  1. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  2. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  3. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 340.
  5. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  6. Naval Operations. Volume III. p. 430.
  7. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  8. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 746.
  10. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  11. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  12. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 316.
  14. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  15. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 292.
  17. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  18. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 365.
  20. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124. Date is not fully legible.
  21. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 23, 1911; pg. 14; Issue 39540.
  22. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  23. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  24. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 340.
  26. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396d.
  28. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  29. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  30. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  31. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  32. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398e.
  33. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  34. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  35. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 746.
  36. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  37. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  38. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 729.
  39. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  40. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  41. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 729.
  42. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  43. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  44. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  45. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  46. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 729.
  47. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  48. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  49. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 221.
  50. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  51. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  52. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  53. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  54. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  55. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.
  56. Hodgson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/124. f. 124.