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

Born in Tollington Park, Holloway, Fleet entered the naval service on 9 August, 1864.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1874.[2]

Fleet was appointed to the composite-hulled gunboat Condor (later of "Well done, Condor!" fame) on 17 July, 1877.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 June, 1887 and married Alice Mary Elliot on 25 October, 1887.[4]

Fleet was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1895. In 1897, he was appointed captain of the ironclad monitor Magdala. His appointment was extended by twelve months and he was superseded on 2 November, 1899.[5]

He was appointed in command of Howe on 13 January, 1900 and assumed command on 19 January.[6] He remained with Howe until 12 October, 1901,[7] when he became captain of the pre-dreadnought battleship Empress of India.

Fleet was appointed captain of battleship Resolution from 1903.

See Also

Bibliography

  • "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
Henry H. Dyke
Captain of H.M.S. Empress of India
Jan, 1900[8]
Succeeded by
John Ferris
Preceded by
Edward H. M. Davis
Captain of H.M.S. Howe
? – 12 Oct, 1901[9]
Succeeded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Preceded by
New Command
Captain-in-Charge of the Western Coast Guard District
21 May, 1903[10]
Succeeded by
James E. C. Goodrich
as Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the Western Coast Guard District
Preceded by
John E. Bearcroft
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
1903[11]
Succeeded by
Arthur Hayes-Sadler
Preceded by
Arthur C. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
Mar, 1921[12]
Succeeded by
Reginald H. S. Bacon

Footnotes

  1. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  2. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1880). p. 203.
  4. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  5. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  6. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  7. Naval & Military Intelligence The Times (London). Thursday, 10 October 1901. Issue 36582, p. 8.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. Naval & Military Intelligence The Times (London). Thursday, 10 October 1901. Issue 36582, p. 8.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 419.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 22 March, 1902. Issue 36722, col B, p. 14.

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