Allan Everett (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral Sir Allan Frederic Everett KCMG, KCVO, CB (22 February 1868 – 22 January 1938) was a Royal Navy officer who served as First Naval Member and Chief of the Australian Naval Staff from 1921 to 1923.

Sir Allan Everett
Born22 February 1868
Died22 January 1938 (aged 69)
London, England
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchRoyal Navy
Years of service1884–1926
Commands heldChina Station (1924–25)
Chief of the Australian Naval Staff (1921–23)
8th Light Cruiser Squadron (1919–21)
4th Light Cruiser Squadron (1918–19)
HMS Neptune (1911–13)
HMS Hercules (1911)
HMS King Edward VII (1910–11)
HMS Cumberland (1908–10)
HMS Exe (1904–06)
HMS Myrmidon (1904)
Battles/warsFirst World War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Naval services

Born the fourth son of Colonel John Frederic Everett,[1] Everett joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1884.[2] He became Captain of the Fleet for the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet in 1913 and at the start of the First World War found himself on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet.[1] He was made Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord in 1915 and Aide-de-Camp to the King in 1916.[1] He became Naval Secretary later that year and served in that role during the closing stages of the war.[3] He was given command of the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron in October 1918.[4] After the war he was given command of the 8th Light Cruiser Squadron in the Atlantic,[1] before becoming First Naval Member and Chief of the Australian Naval Staff in 1921[5] and then Commander-in-Chief, China Station in November 1924.[6] He suffered a breakdown in April 1925 and was relieved of his command shortly thereafter.[7] He retired in 1926.[2]

He died in London in January 1938.[8]


In 1899 he married Michaelangela Katherine Carr.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Edward Walford, The county families of the United Kingdom, or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (Volume ed.59, yr.1919). (page 122 of 416)
  2. ^ a b c Royal Navy Flag Officers
  3. ^ "Royal Air Force flag: timeline for introduction". Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  4. ^ The Grand Fleet 1914–1918
  5. ^ Farewell to Sir Allan Everett The Melbourne Argus, 30 August 1923
  6. ^ The China Squadron The Straits Times, 16 September 1924
  7. ^ Letter to the Prime Minister Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 14 May 1925
  8. ^ Death of Admiral Sir Allan Everett The Melbourne Argus, 24 January 1938

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Leveson
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Succeeded by
Sir David Anderson
Preceded by
Sir Percy Grant
Chief of the Australian Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Percival Hall-Thompson
Preceded by
Charles de Bartolomé
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Sir Rudolph Bentinck
Commonwealth Naval Forces
First Naval Members,
Australian Commonwealth Naval Board
Chiefs of the Naval Staff
Chiefs of Navy


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