Francis Charles Bathurst Addington

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Captain THE HONOURABLE Francis Charles Bathurst Addington (14 June, 1861 – 12 February, 1905) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1884.[1]

Addington was appointed in command of the gunboat Plover on 1 September, 1892.

Addington was admonished to exercise greater care after grounding Plover on 7 March, 1895. He was superseded in Plover on 26 November, 1895 and returned to England, arriving home on Christmas Day. Addington was appointed in command of the torpedo gunboat Circe on 3 March, 1896.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1896.[3]

Around the year 1902, he was commended for resolving complaints that a Mr. Lodge raised against a Mr. Campbell in the Ellice and Gilbert Islands.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December 1903.[4]

On 3 January 1905, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Eclipse but he died just a little over a month later.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lewis K. Bell
Captain of H.M.S. Plover
1 Sep, 1892[5] – 26 Nov, 1895[6]
Succeeded by
Spencer V. Y. de Horsey
Preceded by
Henry J. Keane
Captain of H.M.S. Circe
3 Mar, 1896[7] – 3 Feb, 1897[8]
Succeeded by
William H. du C. Chads
Preceded by
William G. Van Ingen
Captain of H.M.S. Edinburgh
28 Apr, 1900[9] – 1901
Succeeded by
Cecil G. Treherne
Preceded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Captain of H.M.S. Phoebe
19 Feb, 1901[10]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Preceded by
Robert H. S. Stokes
Captain of H.M.S. Eclipse
3 Jan, 1905[11] – 12 Feb, 1905[12]
Succeeded by
Cyril E. Tower

Footnotes

  1. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  2. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  3. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  4. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  5. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  6. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  7. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  8. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 251.
  10. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 291.
  11. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.
  12. Addington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/10. f. 17.