John Green (Royal Navy officer)
|Sir John Green|
1918 portrait by Francis Dodd
|Born||8 August 1866|
|Died||30 October 1948 (aged 82)|
|Years of service||1882–1925|
|Commands held||HMS Essex (1901)
HMS Royal Arthur (1891)
HMS Natal (1905)
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
Green joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1882, was promoted to Lieutenant in 1890 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. He was appointed in command of the destroyer HMS Mermaid on 13 June 1901, and used this as flagship when he was in charge of the Medway Instructional Flotilla. In May 1902 he transferred with all officers and men to the destroyer HMS Racehorse, which was commissioned for the instructional flotilla.
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). He continued his war service as Senior Naval Officer on the River Clyde from October 1917. After the War he became Rear Admiral in the White Sea and then Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland from 1922 before retiring in 1925.
In 1901 he married Maud Kathleen McInnoy.
- The Dreadnought Project
- Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904-1945
- "No. 26007". The London Gazette. 31 December 1889. p. 7553.
- "No. 27263". The London Gazette. 4 January 1901. p. 82.
- Private Enterprise Naval Review, February 1949
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36481). London. 14 June 1901. p. 10.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36761). London. 7 May 1902. p. 10.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36768). London. 15 May 1902. p. 7.
- Royal Navy Honours and Gallantry Awards
- Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (June, 1918). p. 4.
- Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (November, 1918). p. 7.
- "No. 33010". The London Gazette. 9 January 1925. p. 219.
- The Dreadnought Project: John Green
Sir Herbert Heath
|Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt