John Harvey Rainier

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Admiral John Harvey Rainier, Royal Navy, Retired (29 April, 1847 – 21 November, 1915) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Rainier entered the service with the December 1860 intake term at Britannia, scoring first of thirty-four candidates accepted for naval cadetships.[1]

Rainier was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1887.[2]

Rainier was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 17 March, 1901, vice Fellowes.[3]

Rainier was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 26 June, 1905, vice Meggs Davis.[4] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 1 August.[5] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 5 November, 1908.[6]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral J. H. Rainier" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 23 November, 1915. Issue 41019, col E, p. 11.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Kingfisher
11 Nov, 1884[7]
Succeeded by
Raymond B. Needham
Preceded by
Mather Byles
Captain of H.M.S. Tourmaline
6 Oct, 1889[8]
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Poore, Bart.
Preceded by
Charles J. Norcock
Captain of H.M.S. Iris
11 Jul, 1893 – c. 20 Aug, 1893[Inference]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Adair
Preceded by
Burges Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
30 May, 1894[9]
Succeeded by
John R. E. Pattisson
Preceded by
William M. Lang
Captain of the Devonport Fleet Reserve
31 Mar, 1898[10]
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Chichester, Bart.

Footnotes

  1. "Military And Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 12, 1860; pg. 10; Issue 23801.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25660. p. 6612. 31 December, 1886.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27297. p. 2022. 22 March, 1901.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27812. p. 4557. 30 June, 1905.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27824. p. 5376. 4 August, 1905.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 220.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 258.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 256.
  10. Rainier Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1080.