John Sturmy

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Admiral
Sir John Sturmy
Born?
Kingdom of England
Died?
England
AllegianceRoyal Arms of England.png Kingdom of England
Service/branchFlag Kingdom of England.gif English Navy
Years of service1314-1325
RankAdmiral
UnitNorthern Fleet
Commands heldAdmiral of the North

Admiral Sir John Sturmy was an English Knight and naval commander who served as Admiral of the North 1314 to 1315 and again from 1324 to 1325 under King Edward II of England.[1]

Career

Sir John Sturmy was an English naval commander in the early 14th century. He was appointed Admiral of the Northern Fleet and the administration of the Northern Admiralty from 1314 to 1315.[1] In 1314 he was naval commander in chief for King Edward II's campaign to Scotland.[2] In 1324 he was once again appointed Admiral of the Northern Fleet until 1325.[1] Prior to the creation of a single Admiralty Office in 1414 covering all of England, the English Navy was divided into geographical commands or Regional Admiralties.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rodger, N.A.M. (2004). The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain. 660 to 1649. New York: W.W. Norton. pp. 504–506. ISBN 9780140297249.
  2. Cushway, Graham (2011). Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377. Woodbridge, United Kingdom: Boydell Press. p. 8. ISBN 9781843836216.

Bibliography

  • Cushway, Graham (2011). Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377. Woodbridge, United Kingdom: Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843836216.
  • Rodger, N.A.M. (2004). The safeguard of the sea : a naval history of Britain. 660 to 1649. New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 9780140297249.