William Henry Somerset

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Captain (retired) William Henry Somerset, R.N. (10 October, 1849 – 18 August, 1922) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Somerset was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1874.

In 1885, Somerset's evaluation noted he was a man of rich cultural talents. He spoke French and was gifted at drawing, painting and music.

Somerset was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1890.

Somerset was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Captain on 10 October, 1899.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James Brant
Captain of H.M.S. Firm
25 Feb, 1889[1] – 31 Dec, 1890
Succeeded by
Ernest Duncombe
Preceded by
Alexander E. Stewart
Captain of H.M.S. Raven
12 Jan, 1895[2] – 2 Nov, 1897
Succeeded by
Alexander Meldrum


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 216.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 253.