Arthur Murray Farquhar

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Admiral SIR Arthur Murray Farquhar, K.C.B.C.V.O., R.N. (19 January, 1855 – 16 November, 1937) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Farquhar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from the Victoria and Albert with seniority of 18 August, 1876.[1]

He was appointed Flag Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral Sir William M. Dowell, Commander-in-Chief on the China Station, on 3 January, 1884.[2]

Farquhar was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1889.[3] On 20 December he was appointed to the turret ship Ajax, additional, for the Highlands and Islands Commission.[4]

Farquhar received his first shipboard command when he was appointed to command the screw sloop Buzzard in September, 1893.[5]

Farquhar was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1896.[6]

After completing a gunnery course at Excellent, he was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Wallaroo in February, 1899.[7]

On 15 January 1901, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Diana and remained in her until being superseded on 25 April, 1902. On 20 May, he was appointed to command Renown and assumed command on 14 June. He commanded her for almost two years, paying her off on 15 April, 1904. In July, 1905, he was awarded the Legion of Honour, Fourth Class. He was appointed in command of the battleship Magnificent on 16 July, 1904 and was commended for greatly improving her gunnery before paying her off in late 1906.[8]

Flag Rank

Farquhar was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 17 November, 1906, vice Langley.[9]

Farquhar succeeded Rear-Admiral Inglefield in command of the Fourth Cruiser Squadron on 8 February, 1909.[10] In late 1910, he took the squadron to Buenos Aires and was commended for a successful cruise.[11]

Farquhar was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 17 July, 1911, vice Poore.[12]

On 12 February, 1912 he was appointed to a Signal Course.[13]

Farquhar was 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 1 January, 1914.[14] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral dated 14 September.[15] He was placed on the Retired List on 9 June, 1916, at his own request, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903.[16]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 17 November, 1937. Issue 47844, col C, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Spencer H. M. Login
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Portsmouth Division, Home Fleet
1907 – 1908
Succeeded by
Paul W. Bush

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William L. H. Browne
Captain of H.M.S. Buzzard
26 Sep, 1893[17] – after Feb, 1896[18]
Succeeded by
Leicester F. G. Tippinge
Preceded by
George N. A. Pollard
Captain of H.M.S. Wallaroo
Feb, 1899[19] – 13 Jan, 1900[20]
Succeeded by
Francis C. M. Noel
Preceded by
Henry C. Bigge
Captain of H.M.S. Diana
15 Jan, 1901[21] – 25 Apr, 1902[22]
Succeeded by
Edmond J. W. Slade
Preceded by
The Hon. Hugh Tyrwhitt
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
20 May, 1902[23] – 15 Apr, 1904[24]
Succeeded by
Thomas D. L. Sheppard
Preceded by
Sackville H. Carden
Captain of H.M.S. Magnificent
16 Jul, 1904[25] – 5 Nov, 1906[26]
Succeeded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Preceded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Fourth Cruiser Squadron
8 Feb, 1909[27] – 8 Feb, 1911[28]
Succeeded by
Edward E. Bradford
Preceded by
Sir Frederick S. Inglefield
Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
1 Jan, 1913[29] – 1 Jun, 1915[30]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Sir Alexander E. Bethell

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24356. p. 4673. 22 August, 1876.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1884). p. 197.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25969. p. 4738. 30 August, 1889.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 8 January, 1890. Issue 32903, col C, p. 6.
  5. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 19.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 3. 1 January, 1897.
  7. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 19.
  8. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27969. p. 7817. 20 November, 1906.
  10. Hazell's Annual, 1910. p. 199.
  11. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28514. p. 5353. 18 July, 1911.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 19 January, 1912. Issue 39799, col G, p. 11.
  14. Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12630. p. 7. 2 January, 1914.
  15. The London Gazette: no. 28984. p. 9690. 24 November, 1914.
  16. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5828. 13 June, 1916.
  17. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  18. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 208.
  19. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/87. f. 19.
  20. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  21. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  22. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  23. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  24. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  25. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  26. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  27. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 5 February, 1909, 1914. Issue 38875, col B, p. 7.
  28. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.
  29. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 31 December, 1912. Issue 40096, col F, p. 4.
  30. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 444.