Baldwin Wake Walker, Second Baronet

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Vice-Admiral SIR Baldwin Wake Walker, Second Baronet, C.M.G., C.V.O. Royal Navy (24 September, 1846 – 28 June, 1905) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Walker was promoted to the rank of Captain on 4 February, 1886.[1]

Walker was appointed Captain of H.M.S. Vernon on 1 November, 1893.[2]

On 2 January, 1893, Walker was appointed a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) for his services with the Newfoundland Fisher Patrol.[3]

Walker was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 21 March, 1900, vice Hastings.[4] He served as one of the three umpires for the 1901 naval manœuvres.[5] On 1 October of that year he hoisted his flag in the Sans Pareil, port guardship at Sheerness, as Second-in-Command of the Reserve Squadron.[6]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Gibraltar Walker was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 13 April, 1903.[7]

Walker was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 20 February, 1905, vice FitzGerald.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 29 June, 1905. Issue 37746, col F, p. 5.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard H. Hamond
Captain of H.M.S. Emerald
1 Mar, 1889[9]
Succeeded by
John S. Luard
Preceded by
Henry J. Carr
Captain of H.M.S. Conqueror
11 Jul, 1893 – c. mid Aug, 1893[Inference]
Succeeded by
Frederick R. Boardman
Preceded by
Charles L. Ottley
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
1 Nov, 1893[10]
Succeeded by
John Durnford
Preceded by
The Hon. Maurice A. Bourke
Assistant Director of Torpedoes
12 Nov, 1895[11]
Succeeded by
Ernest A. Simons
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hannibal
10 May, 1898[12][13] – Apr, 1900[14][15]
Succeeded by
Gerald W. Russell
Preceded by
Harry T. Grenfell
Second-in-Command, Reserve Squadron
1 Oct, 1901[16]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25557. p. 621. 9 February, 1886.
  2. Blond. Technology and Tradition. p. 167.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26359. p. 2. 2 January, 1893.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27178. p. 2131. 30 March, 1900.
  5. List of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels, and Torpedo Boats Engaged in the Naval Manœuvres (July, 1901). p. 10.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 2 October, 1901. Issue 36575, col D, p. 10.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27560. p. 3524. 2 June, 1903.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27766. p. 1279. 21 February, 1905.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 218.
  10. Blond. Technology and Tradition. p. 167.
  11. Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/16 f. 508.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 254.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 11 May, 1898. Issue 35513, col E, p. 9.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 255.
  15. Russell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1130.
  16. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 2 October, 1901. Issue 36575, col D, p. 10.