1st Earl. (1871-1936)
ADMIRAL DAVID BEATTY, 1st Earl. (1871-1936)
"Dread Nought" Toby
Jug Ca. 1917
DIMENSIONS: 10-3/4" high x 5"wide
BACKSTAMP: Wilkinson Ltd., England,
Ca. 1917. Signed by F. Carruthers Gould. Exclusive to Soane &
Smith Ltd. 482 Oxford Street, London
BEATTY, ADMIRAL DAVID, 1st Earl. (1871-1936). Born, Ireland. Served
in Egypt and the Sudan (1896-98), and during the Boxer Rebellion.
Promoted Admiral in 1910, he became private secretary to the
First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill in 1911. Commanded
the battle cruiser squadron of the Home Fleet in 1913 and led
the successful raid into Heligoland Bight, sinking three German
cruisers and a destroyer (28 August 1914). Beatty interecepted
German Admiral Franz von Hipper's battle cruisers after their
third bombardment of coastal English towns, and sank SMS Blucher
near Dogger Bank. Commanded the battle cruisers and the 5th Battle
Squadron of battleships at Jutland, and successfully lured Adm.
Scheer's main fleet into Jellicoe's guns. After Jellicoe was
made First Sea Lord in December, 1916, Beatty was made Commander-in-Chief
of the Grand Fleet.
Signed F Carruthers Gould