Frederick Sidney Pelham

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Admiral Frederick Sidney Pelham, C.B.E., Royal Navy (25 October, 1854 – 19 October, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Pelham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from the Victoria and Albert with seniority of 18 August, 1876.[1]

He married on 23 November, 1886, Miss Louise Elizabeth Chads (died 26 December, 1949).

Pelham was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 31 December, 1890.[2]

Captain

On 30 June, 1898, he was promoted to the rank of Captain.[3]

Pelham was appointed in command of the second class battleship H.M.S. Conqueror on 10 July 1900 for the annual manoeuvres. It would prove an unlucky appointment for him, as on 20 July, the Admiralty found that he had not exercised proper seamanlike precaution during a time when men were injured working the hawser of Conqueror. Worse, on 8 August 1900 Pelham was found guilty at a Court Martial conducted on H.M.S. Jupiter of having negligently or by default suffering Conqueror to be stranded. He was severely reprimanded and admonished to be more careful.[4]

In September 1901, Pelham was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Fox.

In November 1904, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Hermione.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Albion on 1 August, 1905. He was superseded on 1 October, 1907.[5]

Flag Rank

Pelham was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 October, 1907.[6]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 20 March, 1913, vice Scott.[7]

Pelham was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 9 June, 1916, and placed on the Retired List the following day, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903.[8]

Pelham spent some time in France and Italy, beginning in late 1920.[9]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Dryad
17 Jan, 1895[10][11] – 29 Apr, 1898[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Francis G. Dineley
Preceded by
Archibald J. Pocklington
Captain of H.M.S. Andromache
11 Jul, 1899[12] – 24 Aug, 1899[13]
Succeeded by
Francis A. R. Bowles
Preceded by
Frederick R. Boardman
Captain of H.M.S. Conqueror
10 Jul, 1900[14] – 17 Aug, 1900[15]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Bayly
Preceded by
Robert K. McAlpine
Captain of H.M.S. Cambrian
5 Mar, 1901[16] – 18 Apr, 1901[17]
Succeeded by
Frank Finnis
Preceded by
Robert L. Groome
Captain of H.M.S. Flora
19 Apr, 1901[18] – 7 Jun, 1901[19]
Succeeded by
Casper J. Baker
Preceded by
Cecil G. Treherne
Captain of H.M.S. Edinburgh
16 Jul, 1901[20] – 14 Aug, 1901[21]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Preceded by
Charles H. Robertson
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
10 Sep, 1901[22] – 25 Nov, 1904[23]
Succeeded by
John B. Eustace
Preceded by
Arthur Y. Moggridge
Captain of H.M.S. Hermione
26 Nov, 1904[24] – 22 Dec, 1904[25]
Succeeded by
Alfred E. A. Grant
Preceded by
Archibald P. Stoddart
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
8 Mar, 1905[26] – 18 Jul, 1905[27]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. Barton
Preceded by
Robert F. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. Albion
1 Aug, 1905[28][29] – 1 Oct, 1907[30]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Limpus
Preceded by
Sir James E. C. Goodrich
Senior Officer, Gibraltar
27 Sep, 1909[31] – 25 Oct, 1912[32]
Succeeded by
Frederic E. E. Brock

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24356. p. 4673. 22 August, 1876.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26121. p. 4. 2 January, 1891.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26983. p. 3983. 1 July, 1898.
  4. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/225. ff. 1023, 1025.
  5. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 1025.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28068. p. 6813. 11 October, 1907.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28703. p. 2159. 21 March, 1913.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29621. p. 5828. 13 June, 1916.
  9. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/225. ff. 1023, 1025.
  10. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/225. ff. 1023, 1025.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 219.
  12. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  13. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  14. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  15. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  16. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  17. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  18. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  19. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  20. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  21. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  22. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  23. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  24. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 274.
  25. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 274.
  26. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  27. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1025.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 274.
  29. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 1025.
  30. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 1025.
  31. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 17 July, 1909. Issue 39014, col D, p. 9.
  32. Pelham Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 274.