Francis John Foley

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Vice-Admiral Francis John Foley, Royal Navy (2 December, 1855 – 5 March, 1911) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Foley was promoted to Lieutenant on 9 March, 1876[1] and appointed to Vernon on 9 September, 1883 to qualify as a torpedo Lieutenant.[2]

He was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 72 and additional to the Pembroke for torpedo duties on 30 October, 1888.[3] He was appointed to the sloop Basilisk on 12 August, 1893.[4]

Foley was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1895.[5]

On 12 March 1901, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Andromeda.[6]

Foley next served as captain of Illustrious from March 1902 through July 1903.

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII on 24 May, 1905, vice Chisholm-Batten.[7]

He was captain of the New Zealand from January to July of 1906.

Flag Rank

Foley was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 July, 1906.[8]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 3 January, 1911, vice Graham.[9]

His only son, Lieutenant Thomas Algernon Fitzgerald Foley of the 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, was killed in action on 25 October, 1914.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 6 March, 1911. Issue 39525, col E, p. 11.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Somerset A. G. Calthorpe
Captain of H.M. T.B. 72
30 Oct, 1888[11] – 18 Feb, 1889[12]
Succeeded by
Paul W. Bush
Preceded by
Philip F. Tillard
Captain of H.M.S. Barracouta
7 Nov, 1893[13]
Succeeded by
Henry J. Keane
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Pactolus
1 Aug, 1897[14] – 19 Mar, 1900[15]
Succeeded by
F. Alban A. G. Tate
Preceded by
Lewis E. Wintz
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
27 Mar, 1900[16] – 15 Mar, 1901[17]
Succeeded by
Frederick T. Hamilton
Preceded by
John L. Burr
Captain of H.M.S. Andromeda
12 Mar, 1901[18] – 14 Apr, 1902[19]
Succeeded by
Christopher G. F. M. Cradock
Preceded by
Frank Finnis
Captain of H.M.S. Illustrious
15 Apr, 1902[20] – 26 Jul, 1903[21]
Succeeded by
Ernest A. Simons
Preceded by
Charles R. Arbuthnot
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
24 Aug, 1903[22][23] – 6 Jan, 1906[24]
Succeeded by
Paul W. Bush
Preceded by
Paul W. Bush
Captain of H.M.S. New Zealand
7 Jan, 1906[25] – 15 Jul, 1906[26]
Succeeded by
Edward G. Shortland
 

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 23.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 250.
  3. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/489.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 12 August, 1893. Issue 34028, col B, p. 12.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26694. p. 7532. 31 December, 1895.
  6. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 467.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27807. p. 4254. 16 June, 1905.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27928. p. 4554. 3 July, 1906.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28454. p. 127. 6 January, 1911.
  10. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Sunday, 1 November, 1914. Issue 40683, col B, p. 4.
  11. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/489.
  12. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 201.
  14. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  15. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  16. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  17. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  18. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 467.
  19. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  20. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  21. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  22. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 291.
  23. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 9 July, 1903. Issue 37128, col F, p. 5.
  24. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  25. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  26. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.