Louis Henry Keppel Hamilton

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Admiral SIR Louis Henry Keppel Hamilton, K.C.B., D.S.O.*, R.N. (31 December, 1890 – 27 June, 1957) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1913.

Hamilton was appointed in command of the destroyer Taurus on 18 April, 1918.[1]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Strenuous on 29 December, 1920.[2]

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1921.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1926.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1932.

World War II

Hamilton was appointed to the new battleship Prince of Wales in October 1940, to assume command upon her commissioning. He was superseded on 15 February, 1941.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1941.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 31 December, 1943.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 16 May, 1947.

Placed on the Retired List on 26 September, 1948.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John C. Hodgson
Captain of H.M.S. Moorsom
12 Apr, 1916 – 31 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
Hubert S. Braddyll
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Taurus
12 Apr, 1917 – 31 Aug, 1917
Succeeded by
John C. Hodgson
Preceded by
John Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Viking
12 Sep, 1917[3] – 15 Mar, 1918
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John C. Hodgson
Captain of H.M.S. Taurus
18 Apr, 1918[4] – 24 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Cuthbert P. Blake
Preceded by
Charles M. Blackman
Captain of H.M.S. Strenuous
29 Dec, 1920[5] – 19 May, 1922
Succeeded by
Robin B. Martin
Preceded by
Donal S. McGrath
Captain of H.M.S. Wanderer
6 Jan, 1927
Succeeded by
Donal S. McGrath
Preceded by
Charles G. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Wild Swan
c. 1927 – 12 Sep, 1928
Succeeded by
Colin C. L. Mackenzie
Preceded by
Ambrose T. N. Abbay
Captain of H.M.S. Ambuscade
12 Sep, 1928 – Sep, 1929
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Drew
Preceded by
Henry E. C. Blagrove
Captain of H.M.S. Norfolk
late Jan, 1935 – 6 Sep, 1937
Succeeded by
John M. Mansfield
Preceded by
Henry H. Bousfield
Captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
20 Sep, 1937 – 25 Aug, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles H. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Delhi
25 Aug, 1939 – Dec, 1939
Succeeded by
Alfred S. Russell
Preceded by
Gervase B. Middleton
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
22 Jan, 1940 – Oct, 1940
Succeeded by
William G. Agnew
Preceded by
W. Frederic Wake-Walker
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Cruiser Squadron
24 Feb, 1942 – 1 Sep, 1943[6]
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur F. E. Palliser
as Vice-Admiral Commanding, First Cruiser Squadron

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 914.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 868.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 399c.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 914.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 868.
  6. Superseded that day. Palliser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/290. f. 663.