Admiral of the Fleet
Sir George Astley Callaghan,
g.C.B., G.C.V.O.,
BATH KING OF ARMS

Updated 18-Oct-2007

Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Astley Callaghan


Personal Details
Event Date / details Source
Date of Birth 21 December 1852 2
Place of Birth ?County Cork? 2
Name of father Frederick M. Callaghan, J.P. 2
Profession of father    
Wife's Name Edith Saumarez 2
Date of Marriage 1976 2
Place of Marriage    
Date of Death    
Place of Burial    


Rank History
Rank Date attained Source
Naval Cadet 10 December 1865 2
Sub-Lieutenant 15 April 1872 2
Lieutenant 15 April 1875 2
Commander 31 December 1887 2
Captain 1 January 1894 4
Rear-Admiral 1 July 1905 4
Vice-Admiral 27 April 1910 4
Admiral 17 May 1913 4
Admiral of the Fleet 2 April 1917 4


Honours and Knighthoods
Honour or Knighthood Date awarded Date Gazetted Source
M.I.D. November 1900   2
C.B. 9 November 1900 9 November 1900 3
A.D.C. 25 April 1904 13 May 1904 3
C.V.O. 3 August 1907 6 August 1907 3
K.C.V.O. 24 April 1909 30 April 1909 3
K.C.B. 24 June 1910 23 June 1910 3
G.C.V.O. 11 May 1911 14 May 1912 3
G.C.B. 3 June 1916 2 June 1916 3
Bath King of Arms 16 May 1919 16 May 1919 3


Rewards & Distinctions
Source: ADM 196/
 
 


Examinations
Source: ADM 196/
 
 


Special Attainments or Qualifications
Source: ADM 196/
Interpreter in Hindustani (Source = 2 - Time Obituary)
 


Service / Appointments History
Ship Station Date of
appointment
Date of
discharge
Cause Source
Ruby East Indies 1879     2
Naval Adviser to the Inspector-General of Fortifications   1887     2
Hermione         2
Endymion   1900     2
Edgar         2
Caesar         2
Prince of Wales         2
Rear-Admiral, Illustrious Channel Fleet 16/11/06     2
5th Cruiser Squadron   1907? Nov 1908   2
Second in Command, Mediterranean Fleet Mediterranean 1909 Aug 1910?   2
Vice-Admiral, 2nd Division Home Fleet       2
Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet Home Fleet 05/12/11 04/08/14   2
Admiralty War Staff Admiralty 04/08/14     2
Commander-in-Chief, Nore Nore 10/01/15     2
Retired   March 1918     2


Reports
Source: ADM 196/
Date of Report General Conduct Ability Professional knowledge, specifying any particular branch Whether temperate habits Special knowledge or acquirements (Languages, Drawing, & c.) Remarks, mentioning any special defects or high qualifications as regards Zeal, Judgment, Physical Qualities, & c., and if specially recommended for advancement. Remarks
               
   


Special Reports or Service
Source: ADM 196/
 
 


Captain's Confidential Reports
Source: ADM 196/ -Captain's Confidential Report
Date
Remarks Reporting Officer
     
     


Commander's Confidential Reports
Source: ADM 196/
Date
Remarks Reporting Officer
     
     


Sources
1 ADM 196/ - Service History National Archives
2 Times obituary 24 November 1920 Worcestershire County Council Library Service
3 London Gazette (various dates) www.gazettes-online.co.uk
4 Navy Lists National Archives