Frederic St. Leger Luscombe

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Captain Frederic St. Leger Luscombe, C.B. (28 April, 1857 – 11 February, 1904) was an officer of the Royal Navy. One Service Record abbreviates his first name as "Fredk".

Early Life & Career

Luscombe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1880.

In 21 July, 1885 Luscombe was officer of the middle watch aboard H.M.S. Hecla shortly before she collided with and sank the small passenger ship Cheerful in the foggy early morning hours. He was required to offer testimony in the Court Martial of Captain Albert H. Markham and Sub-Lieutenant Nicholson.[1][2][3][4]

Luscombe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1894.

Luscombe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1899 and was appointed Principal Transport Officer, Natal from that date, being superseded on 31 October, 1902. He was awarded his C.B. for this work.

Luscombe was in poor health. An appointment to a Signals Course in 1903 was cancelled on this account.

He died suddenly in Bath.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. "The Collision with H.M.S. Hecla." The Times (London, England), 1 Aug. 1885, p. 5.
  2. "The Collision with H.M.S. Hecla." The Times (London, England), 1 Aug. 1885, p. 5.
  3. "The Collision with H.M.S. Hecla." The Times (London, England), 3 Aug. 1885, p. 4.
  4. "The Collision with H.M.S. Hecla." The Times (London, England), 4 Aug. 1885, p. 6.