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William Goodenough

Service/branch: Royal Navy
Years of service: 1882 - 1930
Rank: Admiral
Commands held: HMS Cochrane
HMS Colossus
2nd Light Cruiser Squadron
Africa Station
Nore Command
Battles/wars: World War I
Awards: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Royal Victorian Order

Admiral Sir William Edmund Goodenough GCB, MVO (1867-1945) was a senior Royal Navy officer of World War I.

Naval career

Goodenough joined the Royal Navy in 1882. He was appointed Commander of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1905. He was given command of the cruiser HMS Cochrane in 1910 and of the battleship HMS Colossus in 1911.

He served in World War I and commanded the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron from 1913 to 1916, participating in the battles of Heligoland Bight in August 1914, Dogger Bank in January 1915, and Jutland in May to June 1916.

After the War he became Superintendent at Chatham Dockyard and then, from 1920, Commander-in-Chief at the Africa Station. He was made Vice Admiral commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1923 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1924. He was First and Principal Naval Aide-de-camp to the King from 1929 to 1930. He retired in 1930.

In retirement he was President of the Royal Geographical Society from 1930 to 1933., and Chairman, of Barclays' Bank, where he founded Goodenough Scholarships for the children of employees.

Admiral Sir William Goodenough (1943). A rough record. London and New York: Hutchinson.
Arthur Marder (1965). From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow Volume II, The war years :To the eve of Jutland 1914-1916. London: Oxford University Press.
Robert Massie (2004). Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea. London: Johnathan Cape. ISBN 0224 040928.

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