John Green (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir John Green
Rear-admiral John Frederick Ernest Green, Cb Art.IWMART1741.jpg
1918 portrait by Francis Dodd
Born 8 August 1866
Died 30 October 1948
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1882–1925
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Essex (1901)[1]
HMS Royal Arthur (1891)[1]
HMS Natal (1905)[1]
HMS New Zealand
Coast of Scotland
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir John Frederick Ernest Green KCMG CB (8 August 1866 – 30 October 1948) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.

Naval career[edit]

Green joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1882,[2] was promoted to Lieutenant in 1890[3] and went on to command the gunboat HMS Pigmy during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 for which role he was mentioned in despatches and promoted to Commander 1 January 1901.[4][5] He served in World War I taking part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916 as Captain of the Battlecruiser HMS New Zealand (flagship to the Rear-Admiral Commanding the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron).[6] He continued his war service as Senior Naval Officer on the River Clyde from October 1917.[7] After the War he became Rear Admiral in the White Sea[8] and then Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland from 1922 before retiring in 1925.[9]


In 1901 he married Maud Kathleen McInnoy.[2]


  1. ^ a b c The Dreadnought Project
  2. ^ a b Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904-1945
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26007. p. 7553. 31 December 1889. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27263. p. 82. 4 January 1901.
  5. ^ Private Enterprise Naval Review, February 1949
  6. ^ Royal Navy Honours and Gallantry Awards
  7. ^ Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (June, 1918). p. 4.
  8. ^ Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (November, 1918). p. 7.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33010. p. 219. 9 January 1925. Retrieved 5 June 2011.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Herbert Heath
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
Succeeded by
Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt