Charles Henry Cross

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Admiral Charles Henry Cross, Royal Navy, Retired (18 May, 1852 – 1 January, 1915) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cross was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 17 December, 1873.[1]

He was appointed in command of the schooner gunboat Undine on the Australian Station on 18 July, 1884. He remained in command until being promoted.[2]

Cross was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1887.[3]

Cross was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1894.[4]

In March of 1900, he was placed in command of Victorious, remaining there for nearly three years.

Cross was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 June, 1905, vice Rainier.[5]

Flag Rank

He was appointed to succeed Robert L. Groome as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Portsmouth Reserve Division on 15 November, 1905.[6]

He was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard on 31 March, 1908, in succession to Vice-Admiral Charles J. Barlow.[7]

Cross was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 January, 1910, vice MacLeod.[8] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 16 May, 1913, vice Giffard,[9] and, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 17 May.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral C. H. Cross" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 2 January, 1915. Issue 40741, col D, p. 5.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John M. McQuhae
Captain of H.M.S. Cossack
3 Jan, 1891[11] – 1 Jan, 1894[12]
Succeeded by
William B. Fisher
Preceded by
Assheton G. Curzon-Howe
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
24 Jul, 1895[13] – 28 Aug, 1895[14]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Cross
Preceded by
Charles H. Cross
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
8 Jul, 1896[15] – 15 Aug, 1896[16]
Succeeded by
John Denison
Preceded by
John Ferris
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
5 Oct, 1896[17] – 25 Sep, 1898[18]
Succeeded by
Frederick O. Pike
Preceded by
Count Frederick C. Metaxa
Captain of H.M.S. Galatea
25 Sep, 1898[19] – 22 Mar, 1900[20]
Succeeded by
Robert D. B. Bruce
Preceded by
George F. King-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
23 Mar, 1900[21] – 15 May, 1900[22]
Succeeded by
George F. King-Hall
Preceded by
Anson Schomberg
Captain of H.M.S. Victorious
16 May, 1900[23] – 22 Feb, 1903[24]
Succeeded by
Henry P. Routh
Preceded by
Michael P. O'Callaghan
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Britannia
2 Apr, 1903[25] – 30 Apr, 1905[26]
Succeeded by
William E. Goodenough
Preceded by
Robert L. Groome
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Portsmouth Reserve Division
15 Nov, 1905[27] – 15 Nov, 1906[28]
Succeeded by
Spencer H. M. Login
Preceded by
Charles J. Barlow
Admiral Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard
31 Mar, 1908[29] – 4 Oct, 1910[30]
Succeeded by
Robert H. S. Stokes

Footnotes

  1. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 267.
  2. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 267.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25660. p. 6612. 31 December, 1886.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7580. 29 December, 1893.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27812. p. 4557. 30 June, 1905.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 2 November, 1905. Issue 37854, col A, p. 8.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 21 February, 1908. Issue 38575, col E, p. 7.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 30. 4 January, 1910.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28720. p. 3591. 20 May, 1913.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28722. p. 3753. 27 May, 1913.
  11. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 267.
  12. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 267.
  13. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 411.
  14. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 411.
  15. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 267.
  16. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 267.
  17. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 267.
  18. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 267.
  19. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 411.
  20. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 411.
  21. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 411.
  22. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 411.
  23. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 545.
  24. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 545.
  25. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 268.
  26. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 545.
  27. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 2 November, 1905. Issue 37854, col A, p. 8.
  28. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 545.
  29. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 21 February, 1908. Issue 38575, col E, p. 7.
  30. Cross Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 545.