Francis Thomas Barr

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Captain (retired) Francis Thomas Barr, R.N. (4 March, 1853 – 28 November, 1926) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Barr was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 12 July, 1878.

On 14 September 1892 Barr was appointed to the H.M.S. Camperdown, transferring into her when she replaced Agamemnon on the Mediterranean Station. Barr would provide important testimony to the collision precipating the sinking of the Mediterranean flagship H.M.S. Victoria in collision with Camperdown.

After receiving strongly positive recommendations from Admiral Oxley and Captain Jones of Grafton, Barr was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1897.

Barr was placed on the Retired List on account of age on 4 March, 1903 and was re-appointed to Wildfire as Chart Officer at Sheerness.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain pon the Retired List on 31 December, 1912.

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Naval Appointments
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Assistant King's Harbour Master, Dover
14 Feb, 1907[1] – 15 May, 1913[2]
Succeeded by
George H. Bevan
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Assistant Principal Naval Transport Officer, Dover
13 Oct, 1914[3] – 15 Jun, 1918[4]
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Senior Naval Officer, Avonmouth
1 Aug, 1918[5] – 2 Feb, 1919[6]
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Footnotes

  1. Barr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/88. f 83.
  2. Barr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/88. f 84.
  3. Barr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/88. f 83.
  4. Barr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/88. f 83.
  5. Barr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/88. f 83.
  6. Barr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/88. f 83.