Herbert Gerald Briggs

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Captain (retired) Herbert Gerald Briggs, D.S.O., R.N. (4 May, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Briggs underwent examinations in July, 1897 and gained entrance to Britannia's term of August, 1897, his 1307 marks placing him twenty-fourth among the sixty-three candidates accepted as naval cadets.[1]

He would obtain second-class certificates in Gunnery and Torpedoes, and a third-class in Navigation.

Briggs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1905.

In 1912, Briggs was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal for saving life from drowning.[2]

Briggs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1913.[Fact Check]

Briggs was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.

His D.S.O. was for patrol services, gazetted 27[?] May 1917.

He was reported sick on 10 October 1917 and likely to be out of service for six weeks. Accordingly, he ceded command of Ness. On the 29th, his diagnosis was spelled out as being gonorrhea. Initially cleared for shore duty only, he was finally fit for any duty on 30 April, 1918. He was appointed to the first class protected cruiser Blake for two months, where he was executive officer to Captain George W. McO. Campbell. In May 1918, he was appointed to the armoured cruiser Shannon, as X.O. under Captain Arthur C. S. H. D'Aeth who reported Briggs as a "a most excellent & loyal 2nd in command."

Retired at his own request on 1 October 1922, he was promoted to the rank of Captain on 4 May 1928.

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Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Kenneth D. W. Macpherson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 73
3 Jan, 1905[3] – 1905
Succeeded by
Evan Bruce-Gardyne
Preceded by
Leveson G. B. A. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
8 Feb, 1909[4] – 11 Mar, 1909[5]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Philip L. Goddard
Captain of H.M.S. Snapper
12 Mar, 1909[6][7] – 18 Oct, 1909[8]
Succeeded by
Norman M. C. Thurstan
Preceded by
Henry T. Dorling
Captain of H.M.S. Fairy
19 Oct, 1909[9] – 28 Aug, 1910[10]
Succeeded by
John Fawcett
Preceded by
John Fawcett
Captain of H.M.S. Vulture
29 Aug, 1910[11][12] – 14 Jan, 1913
Succeeded by
Richard S. Robinson
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Hollyhock
5 Jun, 1915[13] – 9 Jun, 1915[14]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Preston
Preceded by
Lionel G. Preston
Captain of H.M.S. Skipjack
Jun, 1915[15] – Jul, 1915[16]
Succeeded by
James H. Neild
Preceded by
The Hon. Cyril A. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. Lyra
31 Jul, 1915[17] – 26 Aug, 1915[18]
Succeeded by
Arthur Henniker-Heaton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Daffodil
26 Aug, 1915[19][20] – 29 Jan, 1917[21]
Succeeded by
Cyril J. L. Noakes
Preceded by
Adrian St. V. Keyes
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
9 Feb, 1917[22][23] – 15 Oct, 1917[24]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Dauglish
Preceded by
Michael H. Wilding
Captain of H.M.S. Europa
17 Mar, 1919 – c. Apr, 1919[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gerald V. C. Knox
Captain of H.M.S. Dalhousie
16 May, 1919 – 12 Jul, 1919[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Colin Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
Feb, 1921[26] – Apr, 1921[27]
Succeeded by
Oliver E. Leggett

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 13, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35281.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1911). p. 961.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 399.
  4. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  5. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  6. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 376.
  8. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  9. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  10. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  11. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  12. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 396.
  13. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  14. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  15. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  16. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  17. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  18. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/143/124. f. ?.
  19. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/126/152. f. ?.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 393m.
  21. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/126/152. f. ?.
  22. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/126/152. f. ?.
  23. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395x.
  24. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/126/152. f. ?.
  25. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/126/152. f. ?.
  26. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/126/152. f. ?.
  27. Briggs Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/126/152. f. ?.