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 He was superseded in her two days after falling from a gangway and breaking his leg.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
George F. King-Hall
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.