Charles Gauntlett Dicken

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Admiral Charles Gauntlett Dicken, Royal Navy, Retired (26 April, 1854 – 7 September, 1937) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Dicken was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 30 January, 1877.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 6 January, 1888.[2]

Dicken was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1894.[3]

He was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Royal Arthur dated 4 November, 1897.[4]

Dicken was appointed to Duke of Wellington as Inspecting Captain of Torpedo Boat Destroyers on 24 February, 1902, and appointed Commodore-in-Charge at Hong Kong on 1 January, 1904.[5]

On 5 July, 1905, he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, vice Parr.[6] 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 on 1 October, 1908.[7]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 30 April, 1910,[8] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 3 June, 1913.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Dicken" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 8 September, 1937. Issue 47784, col B, p. 14.

Papers

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of Wild Swan
20 Jul, 1893[10] – 11 Aug, 1893[11]
Succeeded by
Adolphus H. Williamson
as Captain of H.M.S. Columbine
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hermione
24 Jul, 1895[12] – 5 Oct, 1895[13]
Succeeded by
Charles R. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Henry D. Barry
Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence, Foreign Division
1 Nov, 1895[14] – 20 Oct, 1897[15]
Succeeded by
Robert S. Lowry
Preceded by
Frank Finnis
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
4 Nov, 1897[16][17] – 15 Apr, 1901[18]
Succeeded by
Thomas P. Walker
Preceded by
Casper J. Baker
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
15 Apr, 1901[19] – 15 Jul, 1901[20]
Succeeded by
William F. De Salis
Preceded by
Charles G. Robinson
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
1 Jan, 1904[21] – 11 Nov, 1905[22]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Williams
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24413. p. 502. 2 February, 1877.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25774. p. 243. 6 January, 1888.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7580. 29 December, 1893.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 October, 1897. Issue 35340, col C, p. 10.
  5. Visitations of England and Wales. II. p. vii.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27814. p. 4700. 7 July, 1905.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28183. p. 7224. 6 October, 1908.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28362. p. 3063. 3 May, 1910.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28725. p. 3914. 3 June, 1913.
  10. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 147.
  11. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 147.
  12. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 147.
  13. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 147.
  14. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 327.
  15. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 449.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 291.
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 October, 1897. Issue 35340, col C, p. 10.
  18. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 449.
  19. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 327.
  20. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 449.
  21. Visitations of England and Wales. II. p. vii.
  22. Dicken Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 449.