Eric James Patrick Brind

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Admiral SIR Eric James Patrick Brind, G.B.E., K.C.B., R.N., Retired (12 May, 1892 – 1963) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Brind was the son of a Colonel.

Brind was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1914.

Brind was appointed to H.M.S. Malaya on 8 January, 1916 and was in her "B" turret during the Battle of Jutland and recorded a written account of the experience.

He served as the monitor Sir John Moore's gunnery lieutenant from 8 October, 1918 until 17 February, 1919.


Brind was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1922.

Brind was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1927.

Brind was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1933.

World War II

Brind was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 February, 1942.

Brind was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 16 October, 1945

Brind was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 20 March, 1949.

Placed on the Retired List on 22 June, 1953.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward de F. Renouf
Captain of H.M.S. Orion
1 Apr, 1936 – 31 May, 1937
Succeeded by
Harold R. G. Kinahan
Preceded by
Charles F. Harris
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
3 Jan, 1938 – 15 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
Alexander C. G. Madden
Preceded by
Arthur F. E. Palliser
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
15 May, 1940 – 2 Dec, 1940
Succeeded by
Oliver Bevir
Preceded by
Arthur D. Read
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Fourth Cruiser Squadron
Oct, 1944 – 4 Jan, 1946
Succeeded by
Sir John H. Edelsten
Preceded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
3 Oct, 1946 – Dec, 1948
Succeeded by
Geoffrey N. Oliver
Preceded by
Sir Denis W. Boyd
Commander-in-Chief, Far Eastern Fleet
11 Jan, 1949 – Feb, 1951
Succeeded by