Lot Archive


№ 371


6 May 1992

Hammer Price:

A most unusual group awarded to Engineer Vice-Admiral Sir George Goodwin, Royal Navy, Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet during the latter half of the Great War

THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH, K.C.B., Civil, neck badge and breast star in silver, gilt and enamel; BRITISH WAR MEDAL (Eng. V. Adml. Sir); U.S.A., NAVY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL, gilt and enamel breast badge; Japan, ORDER OF THE SACRED TREASURE, 4th class breast badge in silver gilt and enamel, with rosette; Russia, ORDER OF ST. STANISLAS, Grand Cross set of insignia by Eduard comprising sash badge in gold and enamels, and breast star in silver, gilt and enamels, the badge with enamel chip to lower arm, the star lacking one letter of legend, otherwise good very fine (7)

George Goodwin Goodwin (1862-1945) entered the Royal Navy in 1882. He held the positions of Chief Engineer at Chatham Dockyard, 1904; Deputy Engineer-in-Chief at the Admiralty, 1907 and Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet from 1917 until his retirement in 1922. He was Past President of the Institute of Metals and of the Institute of Marine Engineers; Hon Vice-President of the Institution of Naval Architects and Hon. Life Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He was appointed C.B. in 1913 and K.C.B. in 1918.