Frederick Samuel Vander-Meulen

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Admiral (retired) Frederick Samuel Vander-Meulen, J.P., R.N. (20 November, 1839 – 13 February, 1913) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Vander-Meulen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 6 November, 1860.

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 February, 1872, on 8 February of that year Vander-Meulen was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 29 December, 1871.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain with seniority of 25 March, 1878.[2]

Vander-Meulen was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 June, 1893, vice Tracey,[3] following the death of Sir George Tryon. He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 26 October, 1899, vice Bowden-Smith.[4]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 16 June, 1904.[5]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral F. S. Vander-Meuelen" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 14 February, 1913. Issue 40135, col B, p. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Percy P. Luxmoore
Captain of H.M.S. Devastation
28 Jul, 1887[6] – 8 May, 1890
Succeeded by
Charles L. Ottley
Preceded by
Robert H. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
9 May, 1890 – 31 Aug, 1890
Succeeded by
Charles S. Cardale
Preceded by
Arthur T. Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
22 May, 1891[7] – 22 Aug, 1893
Succeeded by
Charles J. Balfour

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23826. p. 510. 9 February, 1872.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 24569. p. 2394. 5 April, 1878.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26419. p. 3843. 7 July, 1893.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27131. p. 6532. 31 October, 1899.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27692. p. 4259. 5 July, 1904.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 204.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 229.