Alfred Arthur Chase Parr

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Admiral Alfred Arthur Chase Parr, F.R.G.S., Royal Navy, Retired (14 June, 1849 – 26 February, 1914) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Parr was born in Bromley, Kent and entered naval service on 9 June, 1863.[1]

Parr was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1870 on account of his creditable performance in examinations. Navigation and pilotage marks were the best of any that year, granting Parr the Beaufort Testimonial.[2]

Parr was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 3 November, 1876 for arctic services.[3]

On 24 August, 1880, Parr was appointed Commander of the frigate Inconstant, soon to become flag ship of the Detached Squadron for Particular Service under Rear-Admiral The Earl of Clanwilliam.[4]

Parr was promoted to the rank of Captain on 21 June, 1887.[5]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Melpomene on 17 June, 1890.[6]

Parr was appointed command of the battleship battleship Prince George on 26 November, 1896.[7]

He was reappointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp, to King Edward VII, on 25 February, 1901.[8]

Flag Rank

On 24 May, 1901, he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, vice Wilson.[9] Admiral Sir John Fisher, Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean, recommended Parr as Admiral Superintendent of Malta Dockyard in succession to Burges Watson.[10]

Parr was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 5 July, 1905, vice Jackson.[11] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, dated 8 March, 1906.[12] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 2 December, 1908.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral A. A. C. Parr" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 27 February, 1914. Issue 40458, col E, p. 11.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John R. E. Pattisson
Captain of H.M.S. Melpomene
17 Jun, 1890[14][15] – 14 Feb, 1894[16]
Succeeded by
Henry Leah
Preceded by
Percy M. Scott
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
12 May, 1894[17]
Succeeded by
Henry J. May
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
26 Nov, 1896[18][19] – 28 Jun, 1899[20]
Succeeded by
Arthur Barrow
Preceded by
Reginald F. H. Henderson
Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard Reserve
28 Jun, 1899[21]
Succeeded by
George A. Callaghan
Preceded by
Charles C. Drury
Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee
5 Jun, 1902[22] – 1 Jul, 1905[23]
Succeeded by
Randolph F. O. Foote

Footnotes

  1. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  2. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  3. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1881). p. 218.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 25712. p. 3365. 21 June, 1887.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 235.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 12 November, 1896. Issue 35046, col D, p. 6.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27289. p. 1417. 26 February, 1901.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27318. p. 3637. 28 May, 1901.
  10. Fisher to Fawkes. Copy of letter of 20 October, 1901. Fisher Papers. Churchill Archives Centre. FISR 1/2/97.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 27814. p. 4700. 7 July, 1905.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 27894. p. 1794. 13 March, 1906.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 28201. p. 9182. 1 December, 1908.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 235.
  15. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  16. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  17. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 283.
  19. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  20. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1005.
  21. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 16 June, 1899. Issue 35857, col C, p. 10.
  22. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1005.
  23. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1005.