Allan Everett (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Allan Everett
Born 22 February 1868
Died 22 January 1938
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1884–1926
Rank Generic-Navy-O11.svg Admiral
Commands held China Station
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Allan Frederic Everett KCMGKCVOCB (22 February 1868 – 22 January 1938) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be First Naval Member & Chief of the Australian Naval Staff.

Naval services[edit]

Born the fourth son of Colonel John Frederic Everett,[1] Everett joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1884.[2] He became Captain of the Fleet for the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet in 1913 and at the start of World War I found himself on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet.[1] He was made Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord in 1915 and Aide-de-Camp to the King in 1916.[1] He became Naval Secretary later that year and served in that role during the closing stages of the War.[3] He was given command of the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron in October 1918.[4] After the War he was given command of the 8th Light Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic[1] before becoming First Naval Member & Chief of the Australian Naval Staff in 1921[5] and then Commander-in-Chief, China Station in November 1924.[6] He suffered a breakdown in April 1925 and was relieved of his command shortly thereafter.[7] He retired in 1926.[2]

He died in London in January 1938.[8]


In 1899 he married Michaelangela Katherine Carr.[2]


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Military offices
Preceded by
Rear Admiral Sir Percy Grant
First Naval Member, Australian Commonwealth Naval Board
Succeeded by
Rear Admiral Percival Hall-Thompson
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Leveson
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Succeeded by
Sir David Anderson
Preceded by
Charles de Bartolomé
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Sir Rudolph Bentinck