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Revision as of 15:27, 25 April 2014

Andrew Kennedy Bickford, C.M.G., seen as a Vice-Admiral in Full Dress.

Admiral Andrew Kennedy Bickford, C.M.G., Royal Navy (16 July, 1844 – 9 October, 1927) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1884.[1]

On 15 June, 1887, he was appointed in command of the troop ship Assistance.[2]

He was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Katoomba.

Bickford was appointed in command of the battleship Resolution on 1 February, 1895.[3]

He was appointed in command of the second class battleship Trafalgar on 13 October, 1897.[4]

On 11 January, 1898, he was appointed Captain Superintendent of Sheerness Dockyard.[5]

Flag Rank

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 22 June, 1899, vice Palliser.[6]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 10 February, 1904, vice Rose.[7]

Bickford was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 22 March, 1908, vice Bosanquet,[8] and was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 12 May.[9]


  1. The London Gazette: no. 25429. p. 26. 2 January, 1885.
  2. The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th January, 1888. p. 195.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 30 January, 1895. Issue 34487, col B, p. 10.
  4. Bickford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 100.
  5. Clowes. VII. p. 7.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27093. p. 4008. 27 June, 1899.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27645. p. 941. 12 February, 1904.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2260. 24 March, 1908.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28138. p. 3669. 19 May, 1908.


  • "Admiral A. K. Bickford" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 11 October, 1927. Issue 44709, col C, pg. 9.
  • Bickford, Richard E. (1996). Light Airs and Gentle Breezes: A Victorian Naval Life Story. Dumfries: Tartan Edge. ISBN 0952175010.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John C. Burnell
Captain Superintendent of Sheerness Dockyard
1898 – 1899
Succeeded by
Reginald F. H. Henderson

Preceded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Commander-in-Chief on the Pacific Station
1900 – 1903
Succeeded by
Command Abolished