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 (1948-10-31) (aged 82)
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 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.[6] In May 1902 he transferred with all officers and men to the destroyer HMS Racehorse, which was commissioned for the instructional flotilla.[7][8]

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).[9] He continued his war service as Senior Naval Officer on the River Clyde from October 1917.[10] After the War he became Rear Admiral in the White Sea[11] and then Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland from 1922 before retiring in 1925.[12]


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. ^ "No. 26007". The London Gazette. 31 December 1889. p. 7553. 
  4. ^ "No. 27263". The London Gazette. 4 January 1901. p. 82. 
  5. ^ Private Enterprise Naval Review, February 1949
  6. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36481). London. 14 June 1901. p. 10. 
  7. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36761). London. 7 May 1902. p. 10. 
  8. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36768). London. 15 May 1902. p. 7. 
  9. ^ Royal Navy Honours and Gallantry Awards
  10. ^ Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (June, 1918). p. 4.
  11. ^ Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (November, 1918). p. 7.
  12. ^ "No. 33010". The London Gazette. 9 January 1925. p. 219. 

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