George Hope (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir George Hope
Vice-admiral Sir George Price Webley Hope, Cb Art.IWMART1751.jpg
1917 portrait by Francis Dodd
Born11 October 1869
Died11 July 1959 (1959-07-12) (aged 89)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Commands heldHMS Magnificent (1894)[1]
HMS Bulwark (1899)[1]
HMS King Alfred (1901)[1]
HMS Superb (1907)[1]
HMS Royal Arthur (1891)[1]
HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913)[1]
Royal Naval College, Greenwich[1]
Battles/warsWorld War I
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

Admiral Sir George Price Webley Hope, KCB, KCMG (11 October 1869 – 11 July 1959) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to become Deputy First Sea Lord during World War I.

Naval career[edit]

Hope joined the Royal Navy. He was promoted to commander on 30 June 1900. In July 1902 he was appointed in command of the light cruise HMS Pioneer, which served in the Mediterranean Fleet.[2]

Promoted to Captain in 1905,[3] Hope served in the First World War.[4] He was appointed Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief of the East Mediterranean Squadron, as well as Aide-de-Camp to the King, in 1915; Director of the Operations Division at the Admiralty in 1916; and Deputy First Sea Lord in 1918.[4] He was present at the signing of the Armistice with Germany on 11 November 1918. After the War, he was promoted to vice-admiral on 26 November 1920,[5] and became Commander of the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron. From 1923 he was President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.[4] He served as Chairman (1925-1951) of the Society for Nautical Research and its President (1936-1951).[6]

Allied representatives at the signing of the Armistice with Germany. Rear-Admiral Hope is seen with fellow Royal Navy officers Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss and Captain Jack Marriott.


In 1899, he married Arabella Phillippa Sams.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g The Dreadnought Project
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36814). London. 8 July 1902. p. 11.
  3. ^ Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904-1945
  4. ^ a b c d The
  5. ^ "No. 32166". The London Gazette. 17 December 1920. p. 12399.
  6. ^ Hugh Murphy & Derek J. Oddy (2010) , The mirror of the sea; a centenary history of the society for nautical research, London, Society for Nautical Research, p.41. ISBN 978-0-902387-01-0

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Herbert Richmond
President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Webb