James Andrew Fergusson

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Admiral Sir James A. Fergusson, 1930.
Photograph: © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral SIR James Andrew Fergusson, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., Royal Navy (16 April, 1871 – 13 April, 1942) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Contents

Life & Career

On 21 July, 1892 he was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant, dated 14 February, 1891.[1] On the same day, he was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 67 for manoeuvres.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1893.[3]

Fergusson was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 October, 1900, for services in South Africa.[4]

Captain

Fergusson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1905.[5]

Great War

He was appointed in command of the dreadnought Thunderer on 14 August, 1915,[6] and directed her operation as part of the Second Battle Squadron at the Battle of Jutland.[7] His report on the battle appears in the Official Despatches.

Fergusson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 27 April, 1917.[8]

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1918.[9]

Post-War

Fergusson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 6 April, 1922, vice Pakenham.[10]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 25 October, 1926, vice Tothill.[11] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 11 June, 1928.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir James Fergusson" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 16 April, 1942. Issue 49211, col E, p. 7.

Service Records

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Rear-Admiral Commanding,
Devonport Reserve

1919
Succeeded by
Maurice Woollcombe

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles F. Sowerby
Captain of H.M. T.B. 67
21 Jul, 1892[13] – ?
Succeeded by
Herbert R. L. Edwards
Preceded by
James de C. Hamilton
Captain of H.M. T.B. 35
May, 1894[14] – ?
Succeeded by
Harold F. B. Handley
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Shannon
10 Mar, 1908[15] – ?
Succeeded by
George H. Baird
Preceded by
Charles L. Vaughan-Lee
Captain of H.M.S. Warrior
1 Dec, 1911[16] – ?
Succeeded by
George H. Borrett
Preceded by
New Commission
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
14 May, 1914[17] – ?
Succeeded by
Henry W. Parker
Preceded by
Charles L. Vaughan-Lee
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
14 Aug, 1915[18] – ?
Succeeded by
Thomas D. Gilbert
Preceded by
Cecil F. Lambert
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Second Light Cruiser Squadron
9 May, 1918[19] – ?
Succeeded by
Arthur A. M. Duff
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Devonport Reserve
18 Mar, 1919[20] – ?
Succeeded by
Maurice Woollcombe
Preceded by
Sydney R. Fremantle
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
1 May, 1919[21] – ?
Succeeded by
Osmond de B. Brock
Preceded by
Alexander L. Duff
Assistant Chief of Naval Staff
24 Jul, 1919[22] – ?
Succeeded by
Alfred E. M. Chatfield
Preceded by
Walter H. Cowan
Rear-Admiral Commanding, First Light Cruiser Squadron
1920 – ?
Succeeded by
Hubert G. Brand
Preceded by
Michael Culme-Seymour
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
1924 – ?
Succeeded by
Walter H. Cowan
as Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26310. p. 4249. 26 July, 1892.
  2. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26422. p. 3981. 14 July, 1893.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27244. p. 6779. 6 November, 1900.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27870. p. 25. 2 January, 1906.
  6. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 199.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 43.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 30042. p. 4095. 1 May, 1917.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30451. p. 79. 1 January, 1918.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 32672. p. 3030. 14 April, 1922.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 33221. p. 7406. 16 November, 1926.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 33394. p. 4107. 15 June, 1928.
  13. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  14. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1894. p. 196.
  15. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 199.
  16. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 199.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 281.
  18. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 199.
  19. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. f. 25.
  20. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 199.
  21. Fergusson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 199.
  22. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 123.

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