Casper Joseph Baker

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Casper Joseph Baker (8 May, 1852 – 4 August, 1918) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Baker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1875.[1]

Baker was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1891.[2]

Baker was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December 1898.[3]

In February 1901, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Astræa.

In November 1902, he was placed in command of the second class protected cruiser Flora.

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Edgar in February 1905 and of the battleship Ramillies in September 1906.

He retired on 8 May, 1907 on account of age.[4]

Baker was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 18 May, 1908 and then to Vice-Admiral on 15 May, 1913.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick G. Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
24 Jul, 1895
Succeeded by
James P. Montgomery
Preceded by
Charles H. Cochran
Captain of H.M.S. Sappho
11 Jul, 1899[6] – 24 Aug, 1899[7]
Succeeded by
Cecil Burney
Preceded by
Francis A. R. Bowles
Captain of H.M.S. Hero
10 Jul, 1900[8] – 11 Aug, 1900[9]
Succeeded by
George B. Hutton
Preceded by
Arthur L. Winsloe
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
30 Oct, 1900[10] – 3 Feb, 1901[11]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Dicken
Preceded by
Alfred W. Paget
Captain of H.M.S. Astræa
4 Feb, 1901[12] – Nov, 1902[13]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Preceded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
11 Nov, 1902[14] – 16 Jan, 1905[15]
Succeeded by
Hubert Grant-Dalton
Preceded by
John E. Bearcroft
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
1 Feb, 1905[16][17] – 11 Sep, 1906[18]
Succeeded by
Laurence E. Power
Preceded by
Charles H. Dare
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
12 Sep, 1906[19] – 8 May, 1907[20]
Succeeded by
Price V. Lewes

Footnotes

  1. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 383.
  2. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 383.
  3. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 386.
  4. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  5. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 386.
  6. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  7. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  8. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  9. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  10. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  11. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 227.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  15. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 306.
  17. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  18. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  19. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.
  20. Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 391.