Frederick St. George Rich

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Vice-Admiral Frederick St. George Rich, F.R.G.S., Royal Navy, Retired (14 November, 1852 – 22 May, 1914) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 24 May, 1877.[1]

Rich was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1890.[2]

Rich was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1897.[3] He was re-appointed in command of the torpedo cruiser Brisk on 1 January, 1898.[4]

In November 1903, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Diadem.[5]

Rich was appointed in command of the battleship Hood on 5 May, 1904.[6]

He was appointed command of the first class protected cruiser Powerful on 3 January, 1905.[7] In August 1905, Rich assumed command of second class battleship Centurion.[8]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII on 1 July, 1906, vice Foley.[9]

Flag Rank

Rich was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 June, 1907, vice Groome.[10]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Rich was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 20 September, 1910.[11] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 30 July, 1912.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 23 May, 1914. Issue 40531, col F, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Peacock
27 Nov, 1888[13] – 19 Aug, 1890[14][15]
Succeeded by
Thomas F. W. Ingram
Preceded by
Charles P. Streeten
Captain of H.M.S. Brisk
7 Dec, 1894[16] – 1 May, 1898[17]
Succeeded by
Robert B. S. Wrey
Preceded by
Lewis E. Wintz
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
11 Jul, 1899[18]
Succeeded by
George A. Giffard
Preceded by
Arthur W. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Ringarooma
1 Feb, 1900[19] – 16 Apr, 1900[20]
Succeeded by
Frederick St. G. Rich
Preceded by
Leslie C. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Tauranga
16 Apr, 1900[21] – 24 Apr, 1900[22]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Robinson
Preceded by
Frederick St. G. Rich
Captain of H.M.S. Ringarooma
24 Apr, 1900[23][24]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Preceded by
Frederic E. E. Brock
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
24 Nov, 1903[25] – 29 Mar, 1904[26]
Succeeded by
Edmund R. Pears
Preceded by
Edward G. W. Davy
Captain of H.M.S. Hood
5 May, 1904[27][28] – 11 Jun, 1904[29]
Succeeded by
Francis C. M. Noel
Preceded by
James Startin
Captain of H.M.S. Powerful
3 Jan, 1905[30] – 26 Aug, 1905[31]
Succeeded by
Lionel Halsey
Preceded by
Frederick F. Fegen
Captain of H.M.S. Centurion
26 Aug, 1905[32] – 23 Feb, 1906[33]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. Allenby
Preceded by
Frederick O. Pike
as Captain-in-Charge of the North of Ireland Coast Guard District
Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the North of Ireland Coast Guard District
23 Feb, 1906[34] – 4 Jun, 1907[35]
Succeeded by
Charles H. H. Moore

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24462. p. 3324. 25 May, 1877.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26080. p. 4537. 19 August, 1890.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December, 1897.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 8 January, 1898. Issue 35408, col C, p. 10.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 20 April, 1904. Issue 37373, col F, p. 10.
  7. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1102.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27929. p. 4641. 6 July, 1906.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28027. p. 3832. 4 June, 1907.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28419. p. 6841. 27 September, 1910.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28632. p. 5723. 2 August, 1912.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 237.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 237.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 241.
  16. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1105.
  17. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1105.
  18. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1105.
  19. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1105.
  20. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1105.
  21. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1105.
  22. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1105.
  23. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1105.
  24. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 299a.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1904). p. 301.
  26. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1110.
  27. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 20 April, 1904. Issue 37373, col F, p. 10.
  28. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1110.
  29. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1110.
  30. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1102.
  31. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1110.
  32. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1110.
  33. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1110.
  34. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1110.
  35. Rich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1110.