Charles Rodney Blane, Fourth Baronet

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Commander SIR Charles Rodney Blane, Fourth Baronet, Royal Navy (28 October, 1879 – 31 May, 1916) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Neston, Cheshire. Charles was the Fourth and last Blane Baronet, succeeding to that title 5 July, 1911. His father, Arthur Rodney Blane (1834 – 1891) also served in the Royal Navy.

Blane was was promoted to Lieutenant on 15 March, 1900. In 1905 he supplied reports on French gun mountings.[1]

Blane was was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1908.[Inference]

Blane was was promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1912.[2][3]

Blane served in Barham and Marlborough in 1915 and early 1916, but he was appointed as Commander in H.M.S. Queen Mary on 15 March, 1916 and was killed when that ship sank at the Battle of Jutland.[4]

His widow, Lady Amy Henrietta Blane, O.B.E., later became lady-in-waiting to Princess Helena Victoria and later to Princess Marie Louise.[5] She died "suddenly" at The London Clinic on 7 January, 1970.[6] Her funeral service was held at 1430 at St. Luke's Church, Chelsea on Monday, 12 January, officiated at by the Reverend E.M. Loasby.[7]

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Monday, 5 June, 1916. Issue 41185, col E-F, pg. 11.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
The Hon. Hubert G. Brand
Captain of H.M.S. Arab
21 Jul, 1903[8][9] – 23 Aug, 1903[10]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Craufurd
Preceded by
Geoffrey C. Candy
Captain of H.M. T.B. 110
14 Jul, 1904[11][12] – 1 Sep, 1904[13]
Succeeded by
Malcolm Murray
Preceded by
Francis H. Mitchell
Captain of H.M.S. Eclipse
16 Feb, 1915[14] – 6 Mar, 1915[15]
Succeeded by
Richard K. Philpott
Preceded by
George B. Lewis
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
early Apr, 1915 – late Apr, 1915
Succeeded by
Tom K. Triggs
 

Footnotes

  1. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  3. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.
  4. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.
  5. "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 9 January, 1970. Issue 57763, col G, p. 10.
  6. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Thursday, 8 January, 1970. Issue 57762, col B, p. 16.
  7. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Wednesday, 14 January, 1970. Issue 57767, col B, p. 12.
  8. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.
  9. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  10. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.
  11. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.
  12. "Appointments for the Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 09, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37442.
  13. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.
  14. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.
  15. Blane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/64. f. 64.