George Egerton (Royal Navy officer)
|Sir George Egerton|
|Born||17 October 1852|
|Died||30 March 1940|
|Years of service||1866 – 1916|
|Commands held||Cape of Good Hope Station
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Knight Commander, Order of Bath|
Egerton joined the Royal Navy in 1866. He served on the Arctic Expedition of 1875-76. In 1893 he was appointed a Naval Attaché before serving with the Naval Brigade in Mombasa in 1895 and he was Chief of Staff for the Benin Expedition in 1897.
In June 1901, by then a Captain, he was transferred to the President for service as Assistant Director of Torpedoes at the Admiralty, a position he left the following February when he transferred to the torpedo school ship Vernon.
He was appointed Second-in-Command of the Atlantic Fleet in 1906: Egerton flew his flag on HMS Victorious, with Captain Robert Scott as his flag captain. He became Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station in 1908 and Second Sea Lord in 1911. He served in World War I as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth. He had previously served as ADC to King Edward VII, and retired in 1916.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 30 May 1901. (36468), p. 4.
- "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Thursday, 16 January 1902. (36666), p. 7.
- Preston, Diana: A First Rate Tragedy: Captain Scott's Antarctic Expeditions Constable (pb edition), page 86, London, 1999 ISBN 0-09-479530-4 OCLC 59395617
- The Peerage.com
- The Dreadnought Project: George Egerton (Royal Navy officer)
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