Geoffrey Blake (Royal Navy officer)


Geoffrey Blake (Royal Navy officer)

Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Blake KCB, DSO (16 September 1882-18 July 1968) was an officer in the Royal Navy.Blake was born at Alverstoke in Hampshire, the son of Thomas Blake and Fanny Leatry. As a boy, he attended Winchester College before entering the Royal Navy in 1896. In 1911, Blake married Jean St. John Carr; with whom he had two daughters.

At the Battle of Jutland, Blake served as gunnery commander aboard HMS Iron Duke. In 1919, he was appointed naval attaché in Washington D.C., a position he held until 1921. Blake later commanded the Battle Cruiser Squadron from aboard HMS Hood during 1936 & 1937.

Later in life he held the post of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod - Sergeant at Arms of the House of Lords.

External links

* [http://www.hmshood.com/crew/biography/blake_bio.htm Brief Biography of Geoffrey Blake by the HMS Hood Association]
* [http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=4B37 Entry in the New Zealand Dictionary of National Biography]


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