Henry Louis Fleet

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Vice-Admiral Henry L. Fleet as a Commander, ca. 1893.
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Vice-Admiral Henry Louis Fleet, C.B.E., R.N., Retired (1 May, 1850 – 17 September, 1923) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Fleet was appointed to the composite-hulled gunboat Condor (later of "Well done, Condor!" fame) on 17 July, 1877.[1]

Fleet was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1895.

He commanded Howe until 12 October, 1901,[2] when he became captain of the pre-dreadnought battleships Empress of India. He was captain of battleship Resolution from 1903.[3]

See Also


  • "Admiral H. L. Fleet" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 19 September, 1923. Issue 43450, col B, p. 16.
  • Fleet, Vice-Admiral H. L., C.B.E. (1922). My Life, and a Few Yarns. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd..

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain-in-Charge of the Western Coast Guard District
1903 – 1905
Succeeded by
James E. C. Goodrich

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry H. Dyke
Captain of H.M.S. Empress of India
Jan, 1900[4] – ?
Succeeded by
Cecil Burney
Preceded by
Edward H. M. Davis
Captain of H.M.S. Howe
12 Oct, 1901[5] – ?
Succeeded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Preceded by
John E. Bearcroft
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
1903[6] – ?
Succeeded by
Arthur Hayes-Sadler
Preceded by
Arthur C. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
Mar, 1921[7] – ?
Succeeded by
Reginald H. S. Bacon


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1880). p. 203.
  2. Naval & Military Intelligence The Times (London). Thursday, 10 October 1901. Issue 36582, p. 8.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Naval & Military Intelligence The Times (London). Thursday, 10 October 1901. Issue 36582, p. 8.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 22 March, 1902. Issue 36722, col B, p. 14.