Frederick Owen Pike

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Vice-Admiral Frederick Owen Pike, C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (23 February, 1851 – 5 April, 1921) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Pike was appointed to Vigilant on 1 September, 1874.

Pike was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 2 July, 1875.[1]

Pike narrowly escaped a bad mark on his record when he was honourably acquitted in a Court Martial in December 1876 following reports that he had signed certificates of some kind in Vigilant in May without first examining them.[2]

On 26 August, 1884 Pike was appointed in command of the schooner Harrier. He remained with her through a paying off and recommissioning in January, 1885 and only left her when she paid off on 11 April, 1888. He took passage home in the Thalia.

On 10 September 1888, Pike was appointed Lieutenant and Commander of the composite screw gunvessel Rifleman. She operated on the Southeastern Coast of America until paying off on 1 July, 1889, and Pike was promoted to the rank of Commander with a seniority date of 30 June, 1889.[3]

Pike married Annie E. M. Pohlman on 27 December, 1893 at Melbourne.[4]

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

In September 1898, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Minerva.

Pike became Captain of the second class protected cruiser Gladiator in October 1900.

Pike was superseded as Captain-in-Charge of the North of Ireland Coast Guard District and retired due to age on 23 February, 1906. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 18 September, 1906 and to Vice-Admiral on 10 February, 1911.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas P. W. Nesham
Captain of H.M.S. Tauranga
6 Mar, 1892[7] – 2 Jun, 1892[8]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Lang
Preceded by
Arthur C. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Magicienne
15 Jun, 1897[9] – 15 Sep, 1897[10]
Succeeded by
Philip F. Tillard
Preceded by
Charles H. Cross
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
25 Sep, 1898[11] – 31 Oct, 1899[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry C. A. Baynes
Captain of H.M.S. Minerva
31 Oct, 1899[13] – 2 Oct, 1900[14]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Cochran
Preceded by
Harry C. Reynolds
Captain of H.M.S. Gladiator
2 Oct, 1900[15] – 22 Sep, 1902[16]
Succeeded by
Thomas B. S. Adair
Preceded by
Vernon A. Tisdall
Captain of H.M.S. Theseus
25 Jan, 1902[17] – 7 Mar, 1902[18]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Robertson
Preceded by
Frederic E. E. Brock
Captain of H.M.S. Camperdown
7 Nov, 1902[19] – 5 May, 1903[20]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Herbert W. Savory
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
6 May, 1903[21] – 21 May, 1903[22]
Succeeded by
Sir George J. S. Warrender, Bart.
Preceded by
New Command
Captain-in-Charge of the North of Ireland Coast Guard District
21 May, 1903[23][24] – 23 Feb, 1906[25]
Succeeded by
Frederick St. G. Rich
as Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the North of Ireland Coast Guard District

Footnotes

  1. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/278. f. 1038.
  2. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/278. f. 1038.
  3. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/278. f. 1038.
  4. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/278. f. 1038.
  5. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/278. f. 1038.
  6. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/278. f. 1038.
  7. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  8. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  9. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  10. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  11. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  12. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  13. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  14. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  15. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  16. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  17. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  18. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  19. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  20. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  21. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  22. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 419.
  24. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.
  25. Pike Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1032.