Robert Frederick Hammick

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Vice-Admiral Robert Frederick Hammick, R.N., Retired (23 October, 1843 – 3 December, 1922) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hammick was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 12 February, 1864 in recognition of his services at Rangoon. On 15 July 1864, he was gazetted for services in action with New Zealanders near Te Papa, sustaining severe wounds in the effort. There is no note made as to his wounds or his convalescence.

Hammick was promoted to the rank of Commander on 17 September, 1877.

In 1883, Hammick was involved in the Niger Expedition, this being his third time up river. He was in chief command at Aboh. On 8 January, 1884, the Admiralty expressed its approval of his services in the expedition.

Hammick was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1884.

Hammick was placed on the Retired List on account of age on 23 October, 1898. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 22 June, 1899 and then to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 10 February, 1904.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
8 Jul, 1875[1]
Succeeded by
William Wilson
Preceded by
Hedworth Lambton
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
24 May, 1892[2] – 24 May, 1895
Succeeded by
Frederick R. Boardman
Preceded by
Robert Woodward
Captain of H.M.S. Nelson
14 Apr, 1896 – 8 Jul, 1896
Succeeded by
Harry H. Stileman
Preceded by
Swinton C. Holland
Captain of the Medway Fleet Reserve
8 Jul, 1896[3] – 23 Oct, 1898
Succeeded by
Angus MacLeod
Preceded by
Ernest Rice
Captain of H.M.S. Pembroke
8 Jul, 1896[4] – 23 Oct, 1898
Succeeded by
Seymour E. Erskine


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1876). p. 188.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 268.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 277.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 277.