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 His appointment was extended by twelve months and he was superseded on 2 November, 1899.[5]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 in command of the Western Coast Guard District on 21 May, 1903 and assumed command on 29 June. His appointment there ended when he was placed on the Retired List on account of age one 1 May, 1905.[8]

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[9]
Succeeded by
John Ferris
Preceded by
Edward H. M. Davis
Captain of H.M.S. Howe
? – 12 Oct, 1901[10]
Succeeded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Preceded by
New Command
Captain-in-Charge of the Western Coast Guard District
21 May, 1903[11]
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[12]
Succeeded by
Arthur Hayes-Sadler
Preceded by
Arthur C. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
Mar, 1921[13]
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. Fleet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 101.
  9. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  10. Naval & Military Intelligence The Times (London). Thursday, 10 October 1901. Issue 36582, p. 8.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 419.
  12. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 22 March, 1902. Issue 36722, col B, p. 14.

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