Orford Churchill

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Orford Churchill (24 December, 1842 – 1 December, 1909) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Churchill was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 March, 1866.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 14 January, 1881.

Churchill was appointed in command of the composite screw sloop Wanderer on 1 May, 1884.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 14 November, 1887.

Churchill commanded ships during the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890, 1892 and 1893.

He was appointed in command of the second class battleship Nile on 1 February, 1896.

Churchill was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 June, 1901.

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 July, 1905.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Ariel
4 Jul, 1873[2]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Wilding
Preceded by
Evelyn W. Shirley
Captain of H.M.S. Merlin
27 Jul, 1877
Succeeded by
Alaric F. Grant
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Wanderer
1 May, 1884[3] – 6 Jul, 1887
Succeeded by
George A. Giffard
Preceded by
Richard Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Crocodile
1 May, 1890[4] – 7 May, 1893
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur D. Fanshawe
Captain of H.M.S. Gorgon
before 22 Jul, 1890
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Pique
11 Jul, 1893 – 23 Aug, 1893
Succeeded by
Michael P. O'Callaghan
Preceded by
Arthur W. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Dreadnought
13 Mar, 1894[5] – 5 Sep, 1894
Succeeded by
Anson Schomberg
Preceded by
William H. C. St. Clair
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
1 May, 1895 – 31 Jan, 1896
Succeeded by
Herbert W. S. Gibson
Preceded by
James L. Hammet
Captain of H.M.S. Nile
1 Feb, 1896 – 12 Jan, 1898
Succeeded by
William H. Henderson

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (September, 1886). p. 247.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1876). p. 187.
  3. The Navy List. (September, 1886). p. 247.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 269.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 215.