Admiral Sir George Patey
|Title||Admiral Sir George Patey|
|Maker||Power, H Septimus (Artist)|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Measurement||framed: 93 cm x 80.4 cm x 10.5 cm|
Admiral Sir George Edwin Patey, KCMG, KCVO, was the first Commander of Australian Fleet, from his arrival in 1913 until 1915. In his flagship, the battle-cruiser HMAS Australia, he was in charge of naval operations during the seizure of German New Guinea by the hurriedly-raised Australian Navy and Military Expeditionary Force shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914.