John Gorham Hewitt

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Rear-Admiral (retired) John Gorham Hewitt (24 November, 1858 – 28 December, 1913) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hewitt was appointed to the destroyer Pelican on 23 May, 1881. He was invalided from her with a hernia on 23 June, 1882. While unfit, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1882. He was not found fit before 26 October, 1882. On 4 January, 1883, he reported to the Royal Naval College for study. On 1 September, he was appointed to Repulse, but at the end of the year joined Iris in the Mediterranean.[1]

On 8 March, 1887, Iris paid off and Hewitt started 44 days of leave at full pay. Before this elapsed, he was appointed to Lily of the North America squadron as first lieutenant.[2]

Hewitt was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1895 and appointed to Sirius in lieu of a lieutenant.[3]

Hewitt was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1901.[4]

Hewitt elected to travel to England for an operation, arriving home in Oceana on 11 December 1904. He was fit on 7 April, 1905.[5]

Hewitt was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Juno on 27 June, 1905.[6]

Hewitt was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 14 June, 1906 and promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 January, 1911.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert H. S. Stokes
Captain of H.M.S. Caledonia, Boys' Training Ship
16 Jan, 1899[8]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Robert F. Boyle
Preceded by
Francis C. M. Noel
Captain of H.M.S. Wallaroo
? – 7 Feb, 1904[9]
Succeeded by
William Stokes Rees
Preceded by
John G. M. Field
Captain of H.M.S. Katoomba
8 Feb, 1904[10] – 26 Oct, 1904[11]
Succeeded by
Douglas L. Dent
Preceded by
Edward P. Ashe
Captain of H.M.S. Argonaut
20 May, 1905[12] – 26 Jun, 1905[13]
Succeeded by
Edmund H. Smith
Preceded by
Arthur H. Christian
Captain of H.M.S. Juno
27 Jun, 1905[14] – 10 Oct, 1905[15]
Succeeded by
John de M. Hutchison
Preceded by
Spencer V. Y. de Horsey
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
14 Dec, 1905[16] – 1 Jun, 1906[17]
Succeeded by
Albert S. Lafone

Footnotes

  1. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  2. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  3. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  4. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  5. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 625.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 22 June, 1905. Issue 37740, col B, p. 10.
  7. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 625.
  8. Hewitt service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556.
  9. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  10. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  11. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  12. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  13. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  14. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  15. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  16. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.
  17. Hewitt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/556. f. 619.