William George Ainslie Kennedy

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Captain (retired) William George Ainslie Kennedy, R.N. (16 September, 1873 – 25 November, 1938) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Kennedy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1896.

Kennedy was appointed in command of the destroyer Boxer in June, 1905.[1]

Kennedy was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1907.

Kennedy was appointed in command of the destroyer Syren on 4 June, 1913.[2]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Thetis on 30 January, 1914.[3]

Kennedy was interned in Norway following the loss of the armed merchant cruiser India under his command on 8 August, 1915.

On 11 March, 1919, Kennedy was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Diadem.[4]

Kennedy was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 22 October, 1921.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ernest O. Ballantyne
Captain of H.M.S. Surly
3 Jan, 1905 – 28 Mar, 1905
Succeeded by
Ernest G. W. Davidson
Preceded by
John C. H. Lindsay
Captain of H.M.S. Lively
28 Mar, 1905 – May, 1905
Succeeded by
Norman H. Carter
Preceded by
Bertram O. F. Phibbs
Captain of H.M.S. Boxer
Jun, 1905[5] – 10 Jul, 1907
Succeeded by
Vaughan A. E. Hanning-Lee
Preceded by
George J. Todd
Captain of H.M.S. Euryalus
19 Dec, 1911 – 10 May, 1912
Succeeded by
Herbert A. S. Fyler
Preceded by
Herbert A. S. Fyler
Captain of H.M.S. Andromeda
10 May, 1912 – 29 Jun, 1912
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Herbert J. T. Marshall
Captain of H.M.S. Hyacinth
3 Jul, 1912 – 13 Dec, 1912
Succeeded by
Reginald L. Crichton
Preceded by
Robert Jeffreys
Captain of H.M.S. Star
20 Mar, 1913 – 4 Jun, 1913
Succeeded by
Kenneth F. Sworder
Preceded by
Kenneth F. Sworder
Captain of H.M.S. Syren
4 Jun, 1913[6] – 15 Aug, 1913
Succeeded by
Gilbert C. W. Crispin
Preceded by
Valentine E. B. Phillimore
Captain of H.M.S. Thetis
30 Jan, 1914[7] – 8 Mar, 1915
Succeeded by
Ralph S. Wykes-Sneyd
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. India
23 Mar, 1915 – 8 Aug, 1915[8]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Ernest G. H. Du Boulay
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
11 Mar, 1919[9] – Feb, 1921
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John E. P. Bickford
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
Feb, 1921 – 11 Mar, 1921
Succeeded by
Philip H. Waterer

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 286.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 381.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 382.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 759.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 286.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 381.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 382.
  8. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 40.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 759.