Frederick FitzGerald West Boehmer

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Commander (retired) Frederick FitzGerald West Boehmer (22 December, 1887 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy possessed of seemingly fast fingers.

Life & Career

Born in India, the son of Captain F. C. (or "H.") Boehmer.

In 1909, Boehmer was found to have falsified liquor "chits" to deceive his commanding officer as to the amount of spirits being consumed and received an expression of the Admiralty's severe displeasure.

Boehmer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1910.[1]

On 4 June, 1913, Boehmer was appointed to Tigress as first lieutenant. Later that year, the Admiralty again expressed its severe displeasure for a "discreditable money transaction". He was superseded in December and put on half pay.

Boehmer was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 32 on 1 August, 1914.[2]

Boehmer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1918.


Boehmer was placed on the Retired List on 24 September 1919.

In 1927, a step in rank was not approved in view of his record.

World War II

Boehmer was promoted to the rank of Commander on 16 April, 1941.

On 5 April, 1946, Boehmer was tried by a Court Martial in Portsmouth on two charges of fraudulent receipt of Government stores and two charges of receiving Government stores in his private residence. The latter two charges were proved, and Boehmer was severely reprimanded.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert W. Richardson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 32
1 Aug, 1914[3] – 22 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Robert T. Park


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 8.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401.