Charles Ramsay Arbuthnot

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Arbuthnot as Flag-Captain of H.M.S. Orlando.
Photo by Herbst of Sydney.

Admiral Charles Ramsay Arbuthnot, F.R.G.S., Royal Navy, Retired (5 February, 1850 – 30 September, 1913) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Arbuthnot became a naval cadet in September, 1863 at age 13, achieving the rank of Sub-Lieutenant in December 1869.[1] He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from the Royal Yacht on 7 September, 1871.[2]

Arbuthnot was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1883.[3]

Arbuthnot was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1891.[4]

Arbuthnot was placed in command of the armoured cruiser Orlando on the Australian Station in 1892.[5]

He was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Crescent in January 1895, remaining in that ship until March.[6]

In January 1896, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Hermione.[7]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Resolution in April, 1898, staying there until March, 1900.[8]

Arbuthnot was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII on 9 September, 1901, vice Poë.[9]

Flag Rank

Arbuthnot was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1904.[10]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Arbuthnot was placed on the Retired List on 1 July, 1907.[11] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 22 March, 1908,[12] and to Admiral on 18 September, 1911.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral C. R. Arbuthnot" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 1 October, 1913. Issue 40331, col B, p. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John Durnford
Captain of H.M.S. Mariner
8 Dec, 1887[14] – late 1890
Succeeded by
Alexander W. Chisholm-Batten
Preceded by
Charles J. Barlow
Captain of H.M.S. Orlando
12 Sep, 1892[15] – Jan, 1895[16]
Succeeded by
Cyprian A. G. Bridge
Preceded by
Frederic W. Fisher
Captain of H.M.S. Crescent
Jan, 1895[17] – 11 Mar, 1895[18]
Succeeded by
Francis Powell
Preceded by
Charles G. Dicken
Captain of H.M.S. Hermione
14 Jan, 1896[19] – 19 Jul, 1897[20]
Succeeded by
George A. Callaghan
Preceded by
Arthur C. B. Bromley
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
19 Jul, 1897[21] – 14 Apr, 1898[22]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Winsloe
Preceded by
John H. Bainbridge
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
14 Apr, 1898[23][24] – 24 Aug, 1900[25]
Succeeded by
William Wilson
Preceded by
Robert W. Craigie
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
24 Aug, 1900[26][27] – 24 Aug, 1903[28]
Succeeded by
Francis J. Foley

 

Footnotes

  1. The Town and Country Journal, 24 December, 1892. p. 19.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23775. p. 3933. 12 September, 1871.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25303. p. 1. 1 January, 1884.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26188. p. 4069. 31 July, 1891.
  5. The Town and Country Journal, 24 December, 1892. p. 19.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27359. p. 6292. 27 September, 1901.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 27632. p. 25. 1 January, 1904.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28036. p. 4522. 2 July, 1907.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2260. 24 March, 1908.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 230.
  15. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 39.
  16. Inferred from his next appointment.
  17. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  18. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 39.
  19. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.
  20. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.
  21. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.
  22. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 289.
  24. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 40.
  25. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.
  26. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 13 August, 1900. Issue 36219, col F, p. 5.
  27. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.
  28. Arbuthnot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 11.