Robert O'Brien FitzRoy

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Vice-Admiral SIR Robert O'Brien FitzRoy, K.C.B., F.R.G.S., Royal Navy (2 April, 1839 – 7 May, 1896) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 February, 1872, FitzRoy was promoted to the rank of Captain with seniority of 6 February, 1872.[1]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Invincible on 1 January, 1881.[2]

FitzRoy was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 14 May, 1888, vice Edye.[3]

FitzRoy was placed in command of the Blue Side representing a nation challenging Britain's control of the seas in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1893.[4]

On the occasion of the Queen's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 25 May, 1895.[5]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 8 May, 1896. Issue 34885, col F, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Alexandra
22 Nov, 1876[6] – 1877
Succeeded by
Hilary G. Andoe
Preceded by
Edmund R. Fremantle
Captain of H.M.S. Invincible
1 Jan, 1881[7]
Succeeded by
Claude E. Buckle
Preceded by
New Command
Commodore Second Class in Command of the Training Squadron
21 Sep, 1885[8]
Succeeded by
Albert H. Markham
Preceded by
Francis W. Sullivan
Captain of H.M.S. Active
1 Oct, 1885[9]
Succeeded by
Albert H. Markham
Preceded by
Sir George Tryon
Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves
21 Apr, 1891[10]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Seymour
Preceded by
Henry Fairfax
Senior Officer in Command, Channel Squadron
12 May, 1894[11]
Succeeded by
The Rt. Hon. Lord Walter Kerr
Preceded by
James W. Rivett-Carnac
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
Jul, 1943[12] – Jan, 1946[13]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23826. p. 510. 9 February, 1872.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1881). p. 219.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25817. p. 2829. 18 May, 1888.
  4. "The Naval Manoeuvres of 1893." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 11, 1893; pg. 11; Issue 34000.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26628. p. 3079. 25 May, 1895.
  6. FitzRoy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1252. f. ?.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1881). p. 219.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 22 September, 1885. Issue 31558, col D, p. 12.
  9. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 191.
  10. FitzRoy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 454.
  11. FitzRoy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 454.
  12. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.