Frederick Charles Fisher

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Frederick Charles Fisher (16 December, 1877 – 23 October, 1958) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Fisher was born in Winterbourne, Newbury and gained seven months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in June, 1900.[1]

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.[2]

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1917.[3]

Post-War

Fisher was appointed in command of the light cruiser Danae on 20 April, 1920.[4]

Fisher was appointed in command of the battleship Marlborough in April, 1927. One of the battleship's propellers was damaged by a torpedo on 29 June 1927. Their Lordships informed Captain Fisher that a Court of Enquiry concluded that a dive to inspect the matter should have been conducted sooner than 14 July.[5]

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 12 June, 1928 and was placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with provisions of the Order in Council of 9 March, 1914. He took up work as the private secretary to the Governor of British Guyana.[6]

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 4 January, 1933.[7]

World War II

Fisher offered his services to the Navy in 1938, but served as an Air Raid Warden and as a company commander in the Home Guard.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas E. Wardle
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
20 Apr, 1920[8] – 21 Apr, 1922
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode
Preceded by
Herbert N. Garnett
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
26 Feb, 1925 – 12 Apr, 1927
Succeeded by
Benjamin Wingate Barrow
Preceded by
Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
Captain of H.M.S. Marlborough
12 Apr, 1927 – 1 May, 1928
Succeeded by
Alfred F. B. Carpenter
Preceded by
Alfred F. B. Carpenter
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
1 May, 1928 – 12 May, 1928
Succeeded by
Francis M. Austin
Preceded by
Francis M. Austin
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
12 May, 1928 – 13 Jun, 1928
Succeeded by
Manfred J. Palmes

Footnotes

  1. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/394. f. 450.
  2. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/394. f. 450.
  3. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/394. f. 450.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 756.
  5. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/394. f. 450.
  6. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/394. f. 450.
  7. Fisher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/394. f. 450.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 756.