Anson Schomberg

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Anson Schomberg, R.N. (19 November, 1846 – 12 June, 1925) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Anson was the son of Rear-Admiral Herbert Schomberg, R.N..[1]

Schomberg saved a life from drowning in June 1868 for which he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal on 9 September.

Schomberg was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 4 April, 1870.

Schomberg was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1882.

Schomberg was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1889.

Schomberg was appointed in command of the battleship Victorious in September, 1897.

Schomberg was placed on the Retired List on account of age on 20 November, 1901 and promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 30 May, 1903.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
The Hon. Algernon C. Littleton
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
6 Jan, 1887[2] – 31 Dec, 1889
Succeeded by
George A. Primrose
Preceded by
George W. Hand
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
5 Jul, 1894 – 29 Mar, 1895
Succeeded by
James E. C. Goodrich
Preceded by
Orford Churchill
Captain of H.M.S. Dreadnought
30 Mar, 1895
Succeeded by
Horatio N. Dudding
Preceded by
William Marrack
Captain of H.M.S. Collingwood
? – 12 Aug, 1897
Succeeded by
Henry C. Bigge
Preceded by
Edmund S. Poë
Captain of H.M.S. Victorious
25 Sep, 1897[3]c. May, 1900[4][5]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Cross


  1. Email from William Norton on 20191219, citing his genealogical page.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 243.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 311.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 311.
  5. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 545.