Richard Sullivan

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Captain Richard Sullivan, R.N., Retired (17 August, 1866 – 4 June, 1928) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in the Vicarage, Kempton, Herts the second son of Sir Francis William Sullivan, Sixth Baronet and later an Admiral.

At the examinations for naval cadetships in mid 1879, Forster placed thirty-sixth out of thirty-seven successful candidates.[1]

Sullivan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January, 1889.

Sullivan was promoted to the rank of Commander in June, 1901.

Appointed in command of the ironclad frigate Agincourt from 20 August, 1901 to 8 January, 1902.

Sullivan was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 21 October, 1913 and appointed to the Southsea Coastguard.

He performed censorship work during the war, appointed W/T Censor, Valencia from 20 August, 1914 through 22 September, 1915, at which time he was transferred to the Press Bureau by the Chief Censor. He worked there until being reverted to the Retired List on 2 February, 1919.

Sullivan died in South Africa in 1928, where he been for some seven years.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James C. Tancred
Captain of H.M.S. Pandora
1 Jan, 1906[2] – 1 Jan, 1908
Succeeded by
Alexander P. Davidson
Preceded by
Henry W. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
14 Jan, 1908[3] – 21 Oct, 1908
Succeeded by
Herbert W. James


  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 25 June, 1879. Issue 29603, col E, p. 7.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 352.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 366.