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For his services at Shimonoseki Tracey was specially promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 18 November, 1864.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/22913/pages/5473 no. 22913.  p. 5473.]  18 November, 1864.</ref>
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The son of Commander Tracey, R.N. entered the navy as a naval cadet in 1852.  As a cadet in {{UK-Boscawen}}, he sailed to the Baltic in a fleet under Sir Charles Napier in operations against Russian forces.
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For his services at Shimonoseki, where he participated in the bombardment of the forts of the Prince of Chosen, Tracey was specially promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 18 November, 1864.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/22913/pages/5473 no. 22913.  p. 5473.]  18 November, 1864.</ref>
  
 
In accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 5 February, 1872]], on 8 February of that year Tracey was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} with seniority of 29 December, 1871.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/23826/pages/510 no. 23826.  p. 510.]  9 February, 1872.</ref>
 
In accordance with the provisions of the [[Order in Council of 5 February, 1872]], on 8 February of that year Tracey was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} with seniority of 29 December, 1871.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/23826/pages/510 no. 23826.  p. 510.]  9 February, 1872.</ref>

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Admiral SIR Richard Edward Tracey, K.C.B., Royal Navy (24 January, 1837 – 7 March, 1907) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Commander Tracey, R.N. entered the navy as a naval cadet in 1852. As a cadet in Boscawen, he sailed to the Baltic in a fleet under Sir Charles Napier in operations against Russian forces.

For his services at Shimonoseki, where he participated in the bombardment of the forts of the Prince of Chosen, Tracey was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 18 November, 1864.[1]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 February, 1872, on 8 February of that year Tracey was promoted to the rank of Captain with seniority of 29 December, 1871.[2]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria dated 7 April, 1885, vice Fremantle.[3]

Tracey was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1888.[4]

Tracey was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 23 June, 1893,[5] after the death of Sir George Tryon.

On the occasion of the Queen's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 21 May, 1898.[6] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 29 November, vice Richards.[7]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 24 January, 1902.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 9 March, 1907. Issue 38276, col B, p. 8.

Service Records

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 22913. p. 5473. 18 November, 1864.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23826. p. 510. 9 February, 1872.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25461. p. 1670. 14 April, 1885.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25772. p. 15. 3 January, 1888.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26419. p. 3843. 7 July, 1893.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 26969. p. 3229. 21 May, 1898.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27029. p. 7818. 2 December, 1898.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27401. p. 582. 28 January, 1902.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1890). p. 187.
  10. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 8.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  12. Tracey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1320.