Herbert Algernon Adam

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Captain Herbert Algernon Adam, C.B.E., Royal Navy (3 January, 1872 – 27 September, 1920) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life

Adam was the younger son of the Reverend Benjamin W. Adam, D.D., of the Rectory, Bantry, Co. Dublin.[1]

Adam was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 July, 1892.[2]

He married Emily Banner Clough Johnstone on 30 December, 1898.[3]

Adam was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1903.[4]

Adam was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1910.[5]

In September 1911, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Dido.

He was appointed to command the battleship Prince George for manœuvres on 2 July, 1912.[6]

He was appointed as captain of H.M.S. Jupiter in October, 1912.

Adam was appointed as captain of the battleship Vengeance on 9 January 1913.[7]

On 1 May, 1914, he was appointed to command the battleship Queen on 1 May, 1914.[8] He commanded her until June, 1916. She operated with the Fifth Battle Squadron during operations off Gallipoli, where she contributed to shore bombardments. He submitted a report in October 1915 covering the methods employed in bombarding targets which were hard to see from the guns.[9] Adams was superseded in command of Queen in June, 1916.

After a week in command of Prince of Wales, Adam was ordered to return home, but was actually appointed to St. George, additional, to serve as Principal Naval Transport Officer, Salonika. Ordered home in January 1917, no service is indicated in his record until his next appointment, in command of the armoured cruiser Cornwall, dated 5 July, 1917.[10]

He was appointed to command the battleship Neptune on 10 January, 1919.[11]

Adams died "suddenly" on 27 September, 1920 at the age of forty-eight.[1]

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Wednesday, 29 September, 1920. Issue 42528, col A, pg. 1.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles H. H. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Trafalgar
8 Apr, 1907[12] – 5 Mar, 1908[13]
Succeeded by
Maurice S. FitzMaurice
Preceded by
Murray F. Sueter
Captain of H.M.S. Barham
5 Mar, 1908[14] – 19 Feb, 1910[15]
Succeeded by
W. A. Howard Kelly
Preceded by
Henry G. G. Sandeman
Captain of H.M.S. Dido
5 Sep, 1911[16][17] – Aug, 1912[18]
Succeeded by
Berwick Curtis
Preceded by
Charles D. Roper
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
2 Jul, 1912[19] – 4 Oct, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
John B. Sparks
Preceded by
Arthur G. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Jupiter
4 Oct, 1912[21] – 9 Jan, 1913[22]
Succeeded by
Octavius H. Daniel
Preceded by
Francis E. M. Garforth
Captain of H.M.S. Vengeance
9 Jan, 1913[23][24] – 1 May, 1914[25]
Succeeded by
Bertram H. Smith
Preceded by
John W. L. McClintock
Captain of H.M.S. Queen
1 May, 1914[26][27] – Jun, 1916[28]
Succeeded by
Ernest A. Taylor
Preceded by
Robert N. Bax
Captain of H.M.S. Prince of Wales
early Jun, 1916[29] – 8 Jun, 1916[30]
Succeeded by
Douglas L. Dent
Preceded by
Maurice S. FitzMaurice
Principal Naval Transport Officer, Salonika
Jun, 1916[31] – 26 Jan, 1917[32]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Walter M. Ellerton
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwall
5 Jul, 1917[33][34] – 1 Jan, 1919[35]
Succeeded by
Henry K. Kitson
Preceded by
John R. Segrave
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
10 Jan, 1919[36][37] – 31 Mar, 1919[38]
Succeeded by
William B. Macdonald
Preceded by
Louis H. Crozier
Captain of H.M.S. Hercules
1 Apr, 1919[39] – 31 Jul, 1919[40]
Succeeded by
James T. Bush
Preceded by
Cecil S. Hickley
Senior Naval Officer, Harwich
15 Aug, 1919[41] – 31 Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
Francis G. St. John

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Wednesday, 29 September, 1920. Issue 42528, col A, p. 1.
  2. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/215. f. 232.
  3. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/215. f. 232.
  4. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/215. f. 232.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 2.
  6. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/215. f. 232.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 388.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 375c.
  9. The National Archives. ADM 1/8440/335, Enclosure 1.
  10. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/215. f. 232.
  11. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, 7 January, 1919. Issue 41991, col C, p. 3.
  12. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  13. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  14. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  15. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  16. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  17. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 301.
  18. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  19. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  20. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  21. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  22. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 388.
  24. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  25. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397f.
  27. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  28. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  29. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  30. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  31. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/215. f. 232.
  32. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/215. f. 232.
  33. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 766.
  34. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  35. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  36. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 7 January, 1919. Issue 41991, col C, p. 3.
  37. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  38. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  39. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  40. Adam Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 232.
  41. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 798.