Percy Grant (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Percy Grant
Born (1867-09-23)23 September 1867
Died 8 September 1952(1952-09-08) (aged 84)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held Admiral Superintendent Portsmouth Dockyard
Australia Station
Chief of the Australian Naval Staff
HMS Ramillies[1]
HMS Marlborough
HMS King Edward VII[1]
HMS Falmouth[1]
HMS Gibraltar[1]
HMS Arrogant[1]
HMS Halcyon[1]
Battles/wars Anglo-Egyptian War
Brazilian Naval Mutiny
First World War
Second World War
Awards Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Edmund Percy Fenwick George Grant KCVOCB (23 September 1867 – 8 September 1952) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be First Naval Member & Chief of the Australian Naval Staff.

Naval career[edit]

Grant saw service in the Egyptian War of 1882 as well as the Brazilian Naval Mutiny in 1893.[2] He went on to serve during the First World War initially as Flag Captain to Vice Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly in HMS Marlborough and then as Flag Captain and Chief of Staff to Admiral Sir Cecil Burney who was then Second in Command of the Grand Fleet.[2] In that capacity he saw his ship torpedoed and crippled at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.[3]

After the war he was appointed First Naval Member & Chief of the Australian Naval Staff.[2] In 1921 he went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station and Advisor on defence to Billy Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia at the Empire Conference in London that same year.[2] He was appointed Admiral Superintendent at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1922 and retired in 1928.[2] He was recalled during the Second World War to serve as Captain at the Port of Holyhead.[2]


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Military offices
Preceded by
Rear Admiral Sir William Creswell
First Naval Member, Australian Commonwealth Naval Board
Succeeded by
Vice Admiral Sir Allan Everett