Claude Edward Buckle

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Admiral Claude Edward Buckle, Royal Navy (7 February, 1839 – 7 February, 1930) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Buckle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 June, 1859.

Buckle was severely wounded while serving in H.M.S. Calcutta in 1859.

Buckle was promoted to the rank of Commander on 18 June, 1866.[1]

Buckle was promoted to the rank of Captain with seniority of 22 January, 1877.[2]

In July 1879, Buckle was awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal.

An undated note from a Commodore Chapman indicates, "Very cantankerous & very unsuited to be a 1st Lieut. No Sailor."

Flag Rank

Buckle was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1892.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 11 December, 1897, vice Buller.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 6 August, 1903.[5] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List dated 12 August, at his own request.[6]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Buckle" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 8 February, 1930. Issue 45432, col B, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Invincible
1 May, 1884[7]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Fane
Preceded by
Harry W. Brent
Captain of H.M.S. Hercules
20 Apr, 1887[8] – 20 Aug, 1889
Succeeded by
Sir Robert K. Arbuthnot, Bart.
Preceded by
?
Senior Officer, Gibraltar
20 Aug, 1889 – 4 Feb, 1892
Succeeded by
Atwell P. MacL. Lake
Preceded by
Henry C. St. John
Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland
1 Jan, 1895[9] – 5 Jan, 1898
Succeeded by
Atwell P. MacL. Lake

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23128. p. 3539. 19 June, 1866.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 24413. p. 502. 2 February, 1877.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26241. p. 67. 5 January, 1892.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26919. p. 7479. 14 December, 1897.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27584. p. 4985. 7 August, 1903.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27589. p. 5223. 18 August, 1903.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 219.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 211.
  9. "Lord Randolph Churchill". The Standard. Wednesday, 26 December, 1894. Issue 21991, col G, pg. 5.