Andrewes, Sir William G.
[VAdm TF-95 RN]

Task Force 95



Rear Admiral Sir William G. Andrewes, KBE, CB, DSO, RN, Flag Officer Second in Command, Far Eastern Station


William G. Andrewes entered the Royal Naval College at the age of 13 years. He served at sea during the First World War and had achieved the rank of Lieutenant by the end of the conflict in 1918. During World War II he commanded the seaplane carrier HMS Albatross and a cruiser, as well as taking part in the invasion of Italy and in Pacific Ocean operations. Captain Andrewes commanded the aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable after the war.

When the Korean War began June 1950, he was a Rear Admiral serving in the Far East and commanded British Commonwealth naval forces during the first part of that conflict. Promoted to Vice Admiral in 1950, he briefly led the United Nations' Blockading and Escort Force. He subsequently commanded of the British Navy's Atlantic-West Indies Station and was NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic. Admiral Andrewes died in Winchester, Hampshire, England, on 22 November 1974, at the age of 75.

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William Gerrard Andrewes
Born (1899-11-03)3 November 1899
St Giles Hill, Winchester, Hampshire
Died 21 November 1974(1974-11-21) (aged75)
St Cross, Winchester, Hampshire
Allegiance biographyUnited Kingdom
Service/branch biography Royal Navy
Yearsof service 19121957
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Albatross
5th Cruiser Squadron
British and Commonwealth Naval Forces, Korea
United Nations Task Force 95
America and West Indies Squadron
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Korean War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Otherwork Company director

Admiral Sir William Gerrard "Bill" Andrewes KBE CB DSO (3 November 1899 21 November 1974) was a Royal Navy officer who served in World War I and World War II, commanded the British and Commonwealth Naval Forces and United Nations Task Force 95 during the Korean War, and went on to command of the America and West Indies Squadron and served as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic.