Archibald James Pocklington

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Admiral Archibald James Pocklington, Royal Navy, Retired (9 June, 1851 – 16 October, 1922) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Pocklington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1874.[1]

Pocklington was promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 June, 1887.[2]

Pocklington was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1894.[3]

He commanded Andromache during Manœuvres commencing on 8 July, 1896.[4]

Pocklington was appointed in command of the Calypso on 8 May, 1897.[5]

He was placed in command of the first class protected cruiser Europa on 23 November, 1899. He was superseded in her two days after falling from a gangway and breaking his leg. He was treated at Haslar Hospital and then was to be left unemployed for two months. He would be found unfit in a series of surveys before finally being found well on 25 January, 1901. He was appointed as Flag Captain in Sans Pareil on 26 February.[6]

Pocklington was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 11 July, 1905, vice Prothero.[7] 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 16 February, 1906.[8]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 30 April, 1910,[9] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 3 June, 1913.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Death of Admiral Pocklington" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 18 October, 1922. Issue 43165, col B, p. 18.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
H.S.H. Prince Louis of Battenberg
Captain of H.M.S. Andromache
8 Jul, 1896[11] – 20 Aug, 1896[12]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Preceded by
Assheton G. Curzon-Howe
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
8 May, 1897[13]
Succeeded by
Herbert Lyon
Preceded by
Harry L. F. Royle
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
8 May, 1897[14] – 9 Mar, 1899[15]
Succeeded by
Frederick M. Walker
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Argonaut
11 Jul, 1899[16]
Succeeded by
George H. Cherry
Preceded by
Frank H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Europa
23 Nov, 1899[17] – 20 Mar, 1900[18]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Horsley
Preceded by
Henry C. Bigge
Captain of H.M.S. Sans Pareil
26 Feb, 1901[19][20] – 8 Sep, 1903[21]
Succeeded by
Ernest J. Fleet
Preceded by
Henry C. Bigge
Flag Captain at the Nore
26 Feb, 1901[22][23] – 8 Sep, 1903[24]
Succeeded by
Arthur Y. Moggridge
Preceded by
Alvin C. Corry
Captain of the Medway Fleet Reserve
1 Nov, 1903[25] – 1 Jun, 1905[26]
Succeeded by
Position Abolished

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24082. p. 1923. 31 March, 1874.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25712. p. 3365. 21 June, 1887.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26534. p. 4154. 20 July, 1894.
  4. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  5. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  6. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27818. p. 4983. 18 July, 1905.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27890. p. 1436. 27 February, 1906.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28362. p. 3063. 3 May, 1910.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28725. p. 3914. 3 June, 1913.
  11. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  12. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 238.
  14. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  15. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  16. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  17. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  18. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  19. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 February, 1901. Issue 36384, col D, p. 10.
  21. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 February, 1901. Issue 36384, col D, p. 10.
  23. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  24. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  25. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  26. Pocklington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.