Archibald Lucius Douglas

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Admiral SIR Archibald Lucius Douglas, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., Royal Navy (8 February, 1842 – 12 March, 1913) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 May, 1862.[1]

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 May, 1872.[2]

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Captain on 19 July, 1880.[3]

He was appointed command of Edinburgh on 6 September, 1890.[4]

Douglas was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria dated 1 January, 1893, vice Church.[5]

Douglas was appointed Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station on 15 January, 1898.[6]

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 June, 1901, vice St. John.[7]

Douglas was knighted and appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 26 June, 1902.[8]

Between December 1902 and February, 1903, Douglas blockaded Venezuelan ports as part of the Venezuela Crisis in a manner that pleased the Admiralty.[9]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 3 March, 1905, vice FitzGerald.[10] In July, he was appointed President of the committee to consider questions connected to the New Scheme for training officers.

On the occasion of the visit of the French fleet to Britain he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) on 11 August.[11]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 8 February, 1907.[12]

Douglas was appointed an Ordinary Member of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross, of the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 2 January, 1911.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Archibald Douglas" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 13 March, 1913. Issue 40158, col E, p. 9.
  • Douglas, Archibald C. (1938). Life of Admiral Sir Archibald Lucius Douglas, G.C.B., G.C.V.O.. Totnes: Mortimer Bros.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert W. Dowding
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
22 Aug, 1887[14]
Succeeded by
Henry J. May
Preceded by
Henry St. L. B. Palliser
Captain of H.M.S. Edinburgh
6 Sep, 1890[15][16] – 16 Dec, 1891[17]
Succeeded by
John W. Brackenbury
Preceded by
Henry J. Carr
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
1 Jan, 1892[18][19] – 3 Jul, 1894[20]
Succeeded by
Richard H. Hamond
Preceded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
3 Jul, 1894[21][22] – 9 Nov, 1895[23]
Succeeded by
Edmund F. Jeffreys
Preceded by
Ernest Rice
Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee
1 Feb, 1896[24] – 15 Jan, 1898[25]
Succeeded by
Albert B. Jenkings
Preceded by
Edmund C. Drummond
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
15 Jan, 1898[26][27] – 19 Jul, 1899[28]
Succeeded by
Day H. Bosanquet
Preceded by
The Rt. Hon. Lord Walter Kerr
Second Naval Lord
18 Aug, 1899[29][30] – 5 Jun, 1902[31]
Succeeded by
Sir John A. Fisher
Preceded by
Sir Frederick G. D. Bedford
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
10 Jun, 1902[32] – 8 Oct, 1904[33]
Succeeded by
Sir Day H. Bosanquet
Preceded by
Sir John A. Fisher
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Station
20 Oct, 1904[34][35] – 8 Feb, 1907[36]
Succeeded by
Sir Day H. Bosanquet

Footnotes

  1. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 330.
  2. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 330.
  3. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 217.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26364. p. 265. 17 January, 1893.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 8 January, 1898. Issue 35408, col C, p. 10.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27325. p. 4183. 21 June, 1901.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4189. 26 June, 1902.
  9. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 27772. p. 1845. 7 March, 1905.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 27826. p. 5532. 11 August, 1905.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 27993. p. 899. 8 February, 1907.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28452. p. 2. 2 January, 1911.
  14. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  15. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 217.
  17. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  18. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 2 January, 1892. Issue 33524, col F, p. 6.
  19. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  20. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  21. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 13 June, 1894. Issue 34289, col G, p. 11.
  22. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  23. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  24. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  25. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  26. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  27. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 88.
  28. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  29. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 119. 14 August given here.
  30. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  31. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  32. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 May, 1902. Issue 36763, col E, p. 10.
  33. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  34. "Important Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 20 June, 1904. Issue 37425, col A, p. 10.
  35. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.
  36. Douglas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 337.