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

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
?
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
1 Jul, 1890[15] – ?
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John W. Brackenbury
Second-in-Command, Channel Squadron
1 Jun, 1899[16] – ?
Succeeded by
Albert B. Jenkings
Preceded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Commander-in-Chief, Australian Station
16 Jan, 1903[17] – ?
Succeeded by
Wilmot H. Fawkes
Preceded by
Robert H. Harris
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1 Oct, 1906[18] – ?
Succeeded by
John Durnford
Preceded by
Day H. Bosanquet
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Station
23 Mar, 1908[19] – ?
Succeeded by
Assheton G. Curzon-Howe

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.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 200.
  16. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 1 June, 1899. Issue 35844, col D, p. 11.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 17 January, 1903. Issue 36980, col B, p. 9.
  18. Fanshawe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 443.
  19. Fanshawe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 443.

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