Henry Savile

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Captain Henry Savile, R.N. (2 March, 1854 – 1 November, 1914) served in the Royal Navy.

It appears the single service record we have for him ends before his career does.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Bourchier Wrey Savile.

Savile was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 16 April, 1878.

Savile was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1893.

In November, 1896 he appears to have attracted attention to himself by giving a speech in which he spoke of Admiralty intentions to establish a torpedo boat base at Dartmouth. It was thought that greater reticence should be adhered to in publicising such plans.

Savile died at Portsmouth aboard the H.M. yacht Portia, aged 60.[1]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Leah
Captain of H.M. T.B. 12
28 Apr, 1885[2] – 31 Jul, 1885
Succeeded by
William H. F. Taylor
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Alert
25 Nov, 1897[3] – 1 Feb, 1901
Succeeded by
John B. Eustace


  1. Deaths. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Nov 04, 1914; pg. 1; Issue 40686.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1885). p. 214.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 222.