Arthur William Edward Prothero

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Admiral Arthur William Edward Prothero, Royal Navy, Retired (18 April, 1850 – 1 January, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

His last name was sometimes offered as Protheroe.[1] His fiery cousin, Reginald Charles Prothero, became a Vice-Admiral.

Early Life & Career

Born in Worcester, Prothero entered the navy on 8 September, 1863.[2]

Prothero was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 28 August, 1873.[3]

In December 1883, he was appointed to Superb for gunnery duties but on 27 March, 1884, he was appointed to Carysfort for passage to Cygnet for garrison duty in Port Said. In April, however he was sent to rejoin Superb. He remained in her until being superseded at his own request on 27 August, 1885.[4]

Prothero was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1886.[5]

Prothero was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1893.[6]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Arrogant in January, 1899.

In January 1901, Prothero became captain of Royal Oak, staying in that role for a year and a half after which he was appointed to Vivid for command of the Devonport Fleet Reserve on 11 July, 1902, and took command of the ancient ironclad battleship Temeraire and Fleet Reserve on 16 July.[7]

Flag Rank

Prothero was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 February, 1905, vice Walker.[8] 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 11 July.[9]

Prothero was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 2 December, 1908,[10] and on 20 March, 1913, was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List.[11]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Prothero" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 3 January, 1931. Issue 45711, col D, p. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Barossa
21 Jul, 1892[12] – 6 Sep, 1892[13]
Succeeded by
Henry M. T. Tudor
Preceded by
George A. Primrose
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
7 Sep, 1892[14] – 31 Dec, 1892[15]
Succeeded by
Gerard M. Brooke
Preceded by
George Neville
Captain of H.M.S. Pearl
18 Jul, 1894[16] – 22 Aug, 1894[17]
Succeeded by
James E. C. Goodrich
Preceded by
Robert W. Craigie
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
24 Jul, 1895[18] – 28 Aug, 1895[19]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Warren
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
12 Dec, 1895[20] – 4 Feb, 1896[21]
Succeeded by
Frederick Hutchinson
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Intrepid
28 Apr, 1896[22] – 1 Mar, 1897[23]
Succeeded by
John L. Burr
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Venus
15 Jun, 1897[24] – 30 Jul, 1897[25]
Succeeded by
Sir A. Berkeley Milne, Bart.
Preceded by
Charles J. Norcock
Captain of H.M.S. Retribution
14 Feb, 1898[26] – 18 Apr, 1898[27]
Succeeded by
William W. Hewett
Preceded by
Randolph F. O. Foote
Captain of H.M.S. Forte
30 Mar, 1898[28][29] – 15 Dec, 1898[30]
Succeeded by
Edward P. Jones
Preceded by
John Ferris
Captain of H.M.S. Arrogant
18 Jan, 1899[31] – 17 Jan, 1901[32]
Succeeded by
Henry C. B. Hulbert
Preceded by
Walter H. B. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
18 Jan, 1901[33] – 6 Jun, 1902[34]
Succeeded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Preceded by
Sir Edward Chichester, Bart.
Captain of the Devonport Fleet Reserve
11 Jul, 1902[35] – 23 Feb, 1905[36]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir Richard Poore, Bart
Flag Captain, Plymouth Station
11 Jul, 1902[37]
Succeeded by
Cecil F. Thursby
Preceded by
Gerard H. U. Noel
Captain of H.M.S. Temeraire
16 Jul, 1902[38][39]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1063.
  2. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1063.
  3. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1063.
  4. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1063.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 26359. p. 2. 2 January, 1893.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 14 July, 1902. Issue 36819, col F, p. 7.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27766. p. 1279. 21 February, 1905.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27818. p. 4983. 18 July, 1905.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28201. p. 9182. 1 December, 1908.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28703. p. 2159. 21 March, 1913.
  12. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 13.
  13. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 13.
  14. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 13.
  15. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 13.
  16. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1056.
  17. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 13.
  18. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1056.
  19. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 13.
  20. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1056.
  21. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  22. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1056.
  23. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  24. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  25. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  26. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  27. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  28. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 251.
  29. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  30. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  31. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  32. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  33. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  34. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 522.
  35. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1056.
  36. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1056.
  37. Prothero Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1056.
  38. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 14 July, 1902. Issue 36819, col F, p. 7.
  39. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 307.