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Hibbard, Godfrey Musgrave

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number (nk)
 
Birth 01/09/1897 Death 00/00/1972
Place Quebec City Place Charlottetown
Area QC Area PE
Country Canada Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CBE;
Awards
Qualifications
 
Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1913. He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Third term) 1913. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 02/08/1915). He served in H.M.S. Erin for Training 1916. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/08/1917). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/08/1918). He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1918). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/02/1919). He served in H.M.S. Royal Arthur 1920. He served in HMCS Aurora 1920. He served in HMCS Stadacona 1922. He served in H.M.S. Vernon for RN Long Torpedo Course 1925. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/11/1926). He served in HMCS Naden 1928. He served in HMCS Naden as Torpedo Officer and HMCS Armentieres (In command) 1929. He served in HMCS Vancouver (I) (In command) 1930. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Torpedo Officer 1931. He served in H.M.S. Glorious 1933. He was seconded to the RCMP as Marine Superintendent 1934-36. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1936). He served on Special Service 1936-37. He served in HMCS Venture (In command) 08/06/1938. He served in HMC Dockyard Halifax as Naval Superintendent 1939. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1942). He served in NSHQ as Chief Naval Equipment and Supply and later as 4th Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1941. He was appointed as a A/Commodore (2nd Class) RCN 1944. He served in HMCS Scotian as Commodore Superintendent (Halifax and East Coast) 1944. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1946). (He was retired.) (He was qualified as a Torpedo Officer.)
 
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Anecdotes
He was appointed to the new position of Commodore Superintendent Halifax 10/1943 as one of the measures designed to improve the organisation of ship refits on the East Coast.
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-01

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