Arthur Dalrymple Fanshawe

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Admiral of the Fleet SIR Arthur Dalrymple Fanshawe, G.C.B.G.C.V.O., R.N. (2 April, 1847 – 21 January, 1936) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

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Life & Career

Arthur Dalrymple Fanshawe was born on 2 April, 1847, the son of Admiral Sir Edward Gennys Fanshawe, grandson of General Edward Fanshawe and nephew of Edward Cardwell, First Viscount Cardwell.[1] He entered the Royal Navy in September, 1860, passing the entrance examination at Royal Naval College, Portsmouth, coming twentieth out of forty-nine new scheme entrants.[2] He was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant in June, 1867 and advanced to the rank of Lieutenant in September, 1868.[1]

On 5 January, 1874 Fanshawe was promoted to the rank of Commander after only five years as a Lieutenant, in the haul down vacancy of his father on the North America and West Indies Station.[3] Fanshawe was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1881,[4] at the relatively early age of thirty-four. From May, 1894 to February, 1897 he served as assistant to the Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves, and in January, 1895 was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria.[1]

Flag Rank

Fanshawe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 February, 1897, vice Domvile,[5] aged forty-nine years and ten months. On 1 June, 1899, he succeeded J. W. Brackenbury as second-in-command of the Channel Squadron.[6]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 25 January, 1902, vice Domvile.[7]

He succeeded Beaumont as Commander-in-Chief on the Australia Station at Sydney on 16 January, 1903, hoisting his flag in the Royal Arthur.[8] On 9 November, 1904, he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in the King's birthday honours.[9] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 22 July, 1905, vice Jackson.[10]

Fanshawe succeeded Admiral Sir Robert H. Harris as President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich on 1 October, 1906.[11]

On 30 April, 1910, Fanshawe was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet, vice Sir Edward H. Seymour.[12]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[13]

Fanshawe was placed on the Retired List on 2 April, 1917.[14]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Sir A. D. Fanshawe" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 22 January, 1936. Issue 47278, col D, p. 13.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 12 September, 1860. Issue 23723, col B, p. 10.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 24053. p. 137. 13 January, 1874.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25055. p. 4. 3 January, 1882.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26827. p. 1168. 26 February, 1897.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 1 June, 1899. Issue 35844, col D, p. 11.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27405. p. 844. 11 February, 1902.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 17 January, 1903. Issue 36980, col B, p. 9.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27732. p. 7255. 9 November, 1904.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 27822. p. 5222. 28 July, 1905.
  11. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 24 August, 1906. Issue 38107, col D, p. 8.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28362. p. 3063. 3 May, 1910.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 30008. p. 3206. 3 April, 1917.

Bibliography

  • "Sir A. D. Fanshawe" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 22 January, 1936. Issue 47278, col D, p. 13.

Papers

  • Papers in the possession of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. MSS 1994/292.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John W. Brackenbury
Second-in-Command,
Channel Squadron

1899 – 1900
Succeeded by
Albert B. Jenkings

Preceded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Commander-in-Chief
on the Australian Station

1903 – 1905
Succeeded by
Sir Wilmot H. Fawkes

Preceded by
Sir Robert H. Harris
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1906 – 1908
Succeeded by
Sir John Durnford

Preceded by
Sir Day H. Bosanquet
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
1908 – 1910
Succeeded by
The Hon. Sir Assheton G. Curzon-Howe

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