Stanhope Hawke

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Admiral THE HONOURABLE Stanhope Hawke, Royal Navy, Retired (16 April, 1863 – 1 February, 1936) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Hawke was born on 16 April, 1863, at Willingham, Lincolnshire, the son of the Reverend Edward Henry Julius Hawke, Rector of WIllingham, and Jane, née Dowker.[1]

Hawke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1886.[2]

Hawke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1899.[3]

Captain

Hawke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1905.[4]

On 7 December, 1906, Hawke was appointed in command of the cruiser Thetis.[5] He was appointed in command of the Charybdis on 25 March, 1907.[6]

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Hampshire in December 1909.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Achilles on 18 April, 1911.[7]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Irresistible on 15 April, 1914.[8]

Great War

He was appointed command of battleship Illustrious on 25 July, 1915.[9]

On 15 March, 1916, he was appointed captain of the battleship Prince George.[10]

He then served as captain of the battleship Albion from 14 December, 1916.[11]

Hawke was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 April, 1917.[12] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 27 April.[13]

Hawke was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 6 April, 1922.[14] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 25 October, 1926.[15]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Hawke" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 3 February, 1936. Issue 47288, col D, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert Grant-Dalton
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
16 Jan, 1903[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis W. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
7 Dec, 1906[17] – 24 Mar, 1907[18]
Succeeded by
Herbert Chatterton
Preceded by
Lawrence de W. Satow
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
25 Mar, 1907[19][20] – 7 Dec, 1908[21]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Villiers
Preceded by
George A. Ballard
Captain of H.M.S. Hampshire
31 Dec, 1909[22][23] – 18 Apr, 1911[24]
Succeeded by
Henry G. G. Sandeman
Preceded by
William C. M. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Achilles
18 Apr, 1911[25][26] – 19 Apr, 1913[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Cay
Preceded by
Noel Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Irresistible
15 Apr, 1914[28][29] – 14 Feb, 1915[30]
Succeeded by
Douglas L. Dent
Preceded by
John E. Drummond
Captain of H.M.S. Illustrious
25 Jul, 1915[31][32] – 26 Nov, 1915[33]
Succeeded by
Peter W. E. Hill
Preceded by
Ernest K. Loring
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
15 Mar, 1916[34] – 15 Sep, 1916[35]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Bethune
as Captain of H.M.S. Victorious II
Preceded by
Charles Tibbits
Captain of H.M.S. Albion
14 Dec, 1916[36] – 25 Jun, 1917[37]
Succeeded by
John M. D. E. Warren
 

Footnotes

  1. Copy of birth certificate in The National Archives. ADM 13/219. f. 205.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25660. p. 6612. 31 December, 1886.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27040. p. 84. 6 January, 1899.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27870. p. 24. 2 January, 1906.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 8 December, 1906. Issue 38198, col A, p. 8.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 18 March, 1907. Issue 38283, col E, p. 9.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 272.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 339.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394r.
  10. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  11. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30037. p. 3955. 27 April, 1917.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 30042. p. 4095. 1 May, 1917.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 32672. p. 3030. 14 April, 1922.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 33221. p. 7406. 16 November, 1926.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 284.
  17. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 225.
  18. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  19. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 18 March, 1907. Issue 38283, col E, p. 9.
  20. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  21. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  22. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 225.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 322.
  24. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 225.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1913). p. 272.
  26. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  27. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 339.
  29. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  30. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394r.
  32. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  33. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  34. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 225.
  35. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  36. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.
  37. Hawke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 433.