Charles Holcombe Dare

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Admiral SIR Charles Holcombe Dare, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (9 November, 1854 – 6 August, 1924) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dare was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1879.[1]

In December, 1880, Dare took and passed a three month short course in Gunnery at H.M.S. Excellent, followed immediately by the 6 week short course in torpedoes at H.M.S. Vernon.[2]

Dare was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1894.[3]

Captain

Dare was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1900.[4]

Dare assumed command of the new armoured cruiser Berwick in November 1903.

After a brief stint in command of the battleship Ramillies in 1906, he was appointed to President for command of the Eastern Coast Guard District on 12 September, 1906.[5]

Dare was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 12 March, 1909, vice Fegen.[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 12 July.[7]

Great War

On 7 November, 1914, Dare was granted a temporary Commission as Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve.[8]

On 20 February, 1915, Dare was appointed Senior Naval Officer at Milford Haven, and took up the appointment on 26 February.[9] On 5 March he was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List.[10] On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 4 June, 1917.[11] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 25 August, 1918.[12]

Post-War

On 27 May, 1919, Dare was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.), "For valuable service in command of the important Auxiliary Patrol Base of Milford Haven since 1915."[13] He received the honour of knighthood at Buckingham Palace on 12 June.[14] His appointment at Milford Haven terminated on 31 July, and he reverted to the Retired List on 15 August. He died at Shotley on 6 August, 1924.[15]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir C. Dare" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 11 August, 1924. Issue 43727, col D, p. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur A. C. Galloway
Captain of H.M.S. Lapwing
4 Jan, 1892[16] – 1 Apr, 1894[17]
Succeeded by
Richard H. Story
Preceded by
Charles E. Kingsmill
Captain of H.M.S. Archer
27 Aug, 1898[18]
Succeeded by
John P. Rolleston
Preceded by
Paul W. Bush
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
1 Jun, 1899[19]
Succeeded by
Hubert Grant-Dalton
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Assistance
14 Dec, 1900[20]
Succeeded by
Louis J. MacHutchin
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
9 Dec, 1903[21][22] – 12 Mar, 1906[23]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Horace L. A. Hood
Preceded by
Robert G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
16 Mar, 1906[24] – 11 Sep, 1906[25]
Succeeded by
Casper J. Baker
Preceded by
Henry P. Routh
as Captain-in-Charge of the Eastern Coast Guard District
Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the Eastern Coast Guard District
12 Sep, 1906[26] – 29 Apr, 1909[27]
Succeeded by
William O. Story
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24797. p. 2. 2 January, 1880.
  2. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 234.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7581. 29 December, 1893.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 360.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28233. p. 2037. 16 March, 1909.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28271. p. 5463. 16 July, 1909.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28969. p. 9130. 10 November, 1914.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 3.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 29094. p. 2365. 9 March, 1915.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30111. p. 5454. 4 June, 1917.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 30881. p. 1039. 3 September, 1918.
  13. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 13451. p. 1790. 30 May, 1919.
  14. "Court Circular" (Court and Social). The Times. Friday, 13 June, 1919. Issue 42125, col A, p. 15.
  15. ADM 196/38. f. 292.
  16. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 234.
  17. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 234.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 225.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 229.
  20. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 230.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 283.
  22. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 231.
  23. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 231.
  24. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 231.
  25. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 231.
  26. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 231.
  27. Dare Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 231.