Charles Ferdinand Henderson

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Admiral Charles Ferdinand Henderson, Royal Navy, Retired (7 March, 1866 – 15 July, 1935) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.[1]

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1906.[2]

He was appointed in command of Crescent on 22 October, 1907.[3]

In late 1912, he was appointed to Penguin, then operating as a depot and receiving ship at Sydney.[4]

Great War

On 2 October, 1917, Ferdinand was appointed Captain of the Dockyard and Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master at Rosyth Royal Dockyard.[5]

He was succeeded as Captain of the Dockyard by Captain Harry M. K. Betty on 1 April, 1919.[6]

Henderson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, vice Eustace, on 25 August, 1918. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 26 August.[7] His future in the Navy had been decided at a meeting of the Board of Admiralty on 15 June, when all five Sea Lords voted that he be retired on promotion to Flag Rank under Section III of the Order-in-Council of 9 March, 1914.[8]

Retirement

He was promoted to Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 November, 1923.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 August, 1927.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Henderson" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 16 July, 1935. Issue 47117, col C, p. 18.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert Grant-Dalton
Captain of H.M.S. Crescent
22 Oct, 1907[11][12] – 25 Jan, 1910[13]
Succeeded by
Philip Streatfeild
Preceded by
John Denison
Captain of H.M.S. Melpomene
25 Jan, 1910[14] – 15 Jan, 1912[15]
Succeeded by
Henry M. Doughty
Preceded by
John P. Rolleston
Captain of H.M.S. Penguin
7 Dec, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
Herbert MacI. Edwards
Preceded by
John P. Rolleston
Naval Officer in Charge, Sydney
7 Dec, 1912[17] – Jan, 1917[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William F. Slayter
Captain of Rosyth Dockyard
15 Oct, 1917[19] – 1 Apr, 1919[20]
Succeeded by
Harry M. K. Betty
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27982. p. 31. 1 January, 1907.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 297.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399l.
  5. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 557.
  6. "Naval Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 2 April, 1919. Issue 42064, col G, p. 23.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 30881. p. 1039. 3 September, 1918.
  8. The National Archives. ADM 167/52.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 32878. p. 7658. 9 November, 1923.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 297.
  12. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  13. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  14. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  15. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399l.
  17. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  18. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  19. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  20. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.