Oswald Peploe Tudor

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Oswald Peploe Tudor, C.V.O., R.N. (4 March, 1844 – 5 August, 1908) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Tudor was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 28 June, 1866.

Appointed to the corvette Rattlesnake on 28 April 1869, he was invalided to England 9 July 1871. He was placed on the books of Duke of Wellington for six weeks' full pay leave.

On 24 February 1874, Tudor was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal for saving life from drowning.

Tudor was promoted to the rank of Commander on 14 October, 1881.

Tudor was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1888.

Commanded Orontes from 28 July 1891 to her paying off on 13 May 1892.

On 4 November 1893, Malabar touched ground in the Suez Canal. No action was taken against Tudor. However, after she had her hawser fouled by the schooner Welcome Home on 27 November 1893, Tudor was faulted for not being ready to handle the hawser when the schooner approached.

He was invalided from command of Malabar due to an injury to his ankle and congestion in one lung, following an accident which had befallen him on 1 November 1895. The ship landed him at Gibraltar in early December 1895 as it departed for England. He would receive a gratuity of six months' pay for this misfortune.

Placed on the Retired List on account of age on 4 March, 1899, Tudor was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 11 August, 1901 and to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 4 December, 1905.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward A. Bolitho
Captain of H.M.S. Swinger
22 Nov, 1876[1] – 31 May, 1881
Succeeded by
John L. Marx
Preceded by
Charles E. Reade
Captain of H.M.S. Mistletoe
1 Nov, 1885[2] – 1 Sep, 1888
Succeeded by
Henry W. A. Littledale
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Tribune
21 Jul, 1892[3] – 7 Sep, 1892
Succeeded by
Robert L. Groome
Preceded by
John G. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Malabar
19 Feb, 1893[4] – 6 Jul, 1895
Succeeded by
George N. A. Pollard
Preceded by
Charles P. G. Hicks
Captain of H.M.S. Melampus
24 Oct, 1896[5] – 4 Mar, 1899
Succeeded by
Richard N. Gresley


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 243.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 218.
  3. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 16, 1892; pg. 17; Issue 33692.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 269.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 271.