Noel Grant

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Rear-Admiral Noel Grant, C.B., (13 September, 1868 – 6 March, 1920) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Kensington, Noel Grant gained five months' time on passing out of Britannia in December 1883. His early career had him serving in Northumberland, Bacchante and Calypso.

In September 1888, he went to Excellent for exams, emerging with a second-class certificate in torpedoes in May 1889. He was then loaned to T.B. 52 from 18 July until she paid off on 3 September, 1889. He then went to the Mediterranean, first spending a year in Fearless, from which he produced a useful report on fortifications in Algiers. He was then appointed to Edinburgh on 1 December 1891. His time in her was abbreviated when he was invalided on 29 August, presumably with Mediterranean Fever.[1]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1891 before he was found fit on 4 January, 1892 and received an appointment to Jackal in the Home Fleet as her navigating officer. The rest of the 1890s would be a succession of appointments in this role, taking him to China, Portsmouth and North America before he was again hazarded in Mediterranean climes, being placed in Andromeda on 5 September 1899 and then Ramillies in 1902.[2]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 31 December, 1902 and re-appointed in Ramillies.[3]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1908.

On 8 February, 1910, he was made captain of the second class protected cruiser Leander.[4]

Grant became Captain (D) of the Fifth Destroyer Flotilla on 20 December, 1910.[5]

He served as captain of the battleship Irresistible for a little over a year, beginning his command in March 1913.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Cochrane on 30 June, 1915.[6]

Grant was admitted to Chatham Naval Hospital with a stomach disease on 19 January, 1917.[7]

In January, 1918, Grant was appointed as Senior Naval Officer, Bristol Channel. On 7 June, he was moved to be S.N.O., Cardiff. In late July, he was judged fit only for shore service.[8]

Post-War

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 27 January, 1920 and was placed on the Retired List the following day. He died very soon after on the sixth of March.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Brian H. F. Barttelot
Captain of H.M.S. Syren
15 Dec, 1903[9][10] – 8 Feb, 1905[11]
Succeeded by
Francis R. Wood
Preceded by
Henry H. Bruce
Naval Officer in Charge, Bermuda Royal Dockyard
20 Mar, 1906[12][13] – 9 Jan, 1909[14]
Succeeded by
Basil H. Fanshawe
Preceded by
Herbert E. Holmes-à-Court
Captain of H.M.S. Leander
8 Feb, 1910[15][16] – 20 Dec, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
Raymond A. Nugent
Preceded by
Herbert E. Holmes-à-Court
Captain of H.M.S. Sapphire
20 Dec, 1910[18][19] – 20 Dec, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
Francis G. St. John
Preceded by
Herbert E. Holmes-à-Court
Captain (D), Fifth Destroyer Flotilla
20 Dec, 1910[21][22] – 20 Dec, 1912[23]
Succeeded by
Edward G. Lowther-Crofton
Preceded by
Maurice Woollcombe
Captain of H.M.S. Irresistible
26 Mar, 1913[24]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Stanhope Hawke
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Carmania
4 Aug, 1914[25][26] – 30 Jun, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
John E. T. Harper
Preceded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene
Captain of H.M.S. Cochrane
30 Jun, 1915[28][29] – 9 Feb, 1916[30]
Succeeded by
Eustace La T. Leatham
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Bristol Channel
11 Jan, 1918[31] – 7 Jun, 1918[32]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Senior Naval Officer, Cardiff
7 Jun, 1918[33] – 28 Jan, 1920[34]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  2. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 338.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 21 November, 1910. Issue 39435, col F, p. 8.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392s.
  7. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  8. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  9. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 381.
  11. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  12. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1906). p. 551.
  14. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  15. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 338.
  17. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  18. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 372.
  20. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  21. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 21 November, 1910. Issue 39435, col F, p. 8.
  22. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  23. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 332.
  25. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401f.
  27. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  28. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392s.
  30. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  31. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  32. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  33. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.
  34. Grant Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/69. f. 36.