Norman Craig Palmer

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Admiral Norman Craig Palmer, C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (20 August, 1866 – 12 January, 1926) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

For "special service in effecting the capture of a Slave Dhow on the East Coast of Africa", Palmer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 June, 1888.[1]

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1899.[2]

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1904.[3]

In May 1905, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer.[4]

Directly thereafter, assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Royal Arthur in July 1906, remaining with her about one year.[5]

On the occasion of the visit of the King to Malta Palmer was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 24 April, 1909.[6]

Palmer was appointed a Naval Aide-Camp to King George V dated 4 June, 1913, vice Pakenham.[7] He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 13 October.[8] He was appointed in command of Conqueror on 16 December.[9]

Great War

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 December, 1914, vice Eyres.[10]

Post-War

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 August, 1919.[11] He was placed on the Retired List on 2 August.[12]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 31 July, 1924.[13]

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25825. p. 3185. 8 June, 1888.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27632. p. 25. 1 January, 1904.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28246. p. 3277. 30 April, 1909.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28730. p. 4396. 20 June, 1913.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28764. p. 7148. 14 October, 1913.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 10 December, 1913. Issue 40391, col A, p. 15.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 29011. p. 10816. 18 December, 1914.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 31489. p. 9962. 5 August, 1919.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 31495. p. 10089. 8 August, 1919.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 32962. p. 5889. 5 August, 1924.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Norman Palmer" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 15 January, 1926. Issue 44170, col C, pg. 14.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edmond Hyde Parker
Captain of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
1915 – 1916
Succeeded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene
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