Alexander William Chisholm-Batten

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Admiral Alexander William Chisholm Batten, D.S.O., M.V.O., AdC, R.N., Retired (28 September, 1851 – 2 November, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Early Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1875.[1]

Chisholm-Batten was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1886.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1893.[3]

In August, 1898, Chisholm-Batten was censured by the Commander-in-Chief for grounding Melpomene in Aden Harbour.[4]

He took over command of the battleship Resolution on 24 June, 1901.[5]

Chisholm-Batten took over command of the battleship Formidable in October 1901. He remained in command until paying her off on 30 September, 1904.[6]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Malta Chisholm-Batten was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 27 April, 1903.[7]

Flag Rank

Chisholm-Batten was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 24 May, 1905, vice Atkinson-Willes.[8]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List on 1 May, 1907, at his own request.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List dated 26 October, 1909,[10] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 15 May, 1913.[11]

Great War

He was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 4 June, 1917.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Chisholm-Batten" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 4 November, 1925. Issue 44110, col E, p. 16.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles R. Arbuthnot
Captain of H.M.S. Mariner
17 Nov, 1890[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry Leah
Captain of H.M.S. Melpomene
Mar, 1897[14]
Succeeded by
John Denison
Preceded by
George Le C. Egerton
Assistant Director of Torpedoes
3 Aug, 1899[15] – 24 Jun, 1901[16]
Succeeded by
George Le C. Egerton
Preceded by
William Wilson
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
24 Jun, 1901[17] – 9 Oct, 1901[18]
Succeeded by
James E. C. Goodrich
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Formidable
10 Oct, 1901[19] – 30 Sep, 1904[20]
Succeeded by
Thomas P. Walker

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24200. p. 2136. 16 April, 1875.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January, 1886.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26422. p. 3980. 14 July, 1893.
  4. Chisholm-Batten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 207.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 May, 1901. Issue 36467, col B, p. 4.
  6. Chisholm-Batten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 207.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27560. p. 3525. 2 June, 1903.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27801. p. 4032. 6 June, 1905.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28018. p. 2992. 3 May, 1907.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28306. p. 8246. 9 November, 1909.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28719. p. 3514. 16 May, 1913.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30111. p. 5462. 4 June, 1917.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 234.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 271.
  15. Chisholm-Batten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 207.
  16. Chisholm-Batten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 207.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 May, 1901. Issue 36467, col B, p. 4.
  18. Chisholm-Batten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 254.
  19. Chisholm-Batten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 254.
  20. Chisholm-Batten Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 254.