Cecil Edward Eden Carey

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Captain Cecil Edward Eden Carey, R.N. (13 September, 1865 – 19 September, 1905) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Southsea, the son of a Major General.

Awarded the Egyptian Medal in 1883.

Carey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 December, 1885 and was awarded the Goodenough Medal of 1886, being the Sub-Lieutenant who achieved the highest gunnery examination for the year and while also achieving a first-class certificate in seamanship.

Carey was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1898.

Carey was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904.

Recently appointed the Head of Mobilisation Division, Carey was immediately given a month's sick leave at the end of which he was placed on the Retired List as unfit on 25 February, 1905. He died later that year of tongue cancer and exhaustion.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert A. S. Fyler
Captain of H.M. T.B. 59
4 Jul, 1888[1] – 25 Aug, 1888
Succeeded by
Robert K. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Harry Jones
Captain of H.M. T.B. 58
18 Jul, 1889 – 23 Sep, 1889
Succeeded by
Arthur P. James
Preceded by
James de C. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
14 Aug, 1903[2] – 30 Jun, 1904
Succeeded by
Cole C. Fowler
Preceded by
Charles L. Ottley
Head of Mobilisation Division
1 Feb, 1905[3]
Succeeded by
Charles L. Vaughan-Lee


  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 300.
  3. Carey service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/269. Carey was granted one month's sick leave on 24 January, and was placed on the Retired List on 25 February. This concurs with the date of Vaughan-Lee taking up the appointment. Carey therefore could not have taken up his appointment, contrary to the impression given in Cobb, Preparing for Blockade, 276.