Harry Seawell Frank Niblett

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Admiral Harry Seawell Frank Niblett, C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (31 October, 1852 – 26 December, 1939) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Niblett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1874.[1]

Niblett was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1887.[2]

Niblett was appointed Commander of the battleship Victoria, flag ship of the Mediterranean Station, on 14 November, 1889.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1892.[4]

In February 1899, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Diadem.[5]

Flag Rank

Niblett was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1905, vice Hammet.[6] On the occasion of the King's inspection of the Home Fleet he was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 3 August, 1907.[7] In December he was offered the appointment of Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Royal Dockyard in succession to Rear-Admiral Charles J. Barlow. He declined the appointment on account of sleeplessness.[8]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 5 November, 1908, vice May.[9] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 27 April, 1910.[10]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 20 March, 1913.[11]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 29 December, 1939. Issue 48499, col E, p. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Leicester C. Keppel
Captain of H.M.S. Northampton
14 Jun, 1894[12] – 21 Jul, 1897[13]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. W. Onslow
Preceded by
Robert C. Sparkes
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
1 Nov, 1898[14] – 15 Feb, 1899[15]
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Campbell
Preceded by
Walter H. B. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Diadem
15 Feb, 1899[16][17] – 9 Nov, 1900[18]
Succeeded by
Henry Leah
Preceded by
Wilmot H. Fawkes
Captain of H.M.S. Canopus
9 Nov, 1900[19] – 15 Dec, 1902[20]
Succeeded by
Philip F. Tillard
Preceded by
Sir Richard Poore, Bart.
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
15 Dec, 1902[21] – 1 Feb, 1905[22]
Succeeded by
William B. Fisher

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24082. p. 1923. 31 March, 1874.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25660. p. 6612. 31 December, 1886.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 263.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27751. p. 150. 6 January, 1905.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28048. p. 5390. 6 August, 1907.
  8. Niblett to Tweedmouth. Letter of 22 December, 1907. National Museum of the Royal Navy. MSS 254/645.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28362. p. 3063. 3 May, 1910.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28703. p. 2159. 21 March, 1913.
  12. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 955.
  13. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 955.
  14. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 956.
  15. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 956.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1900). p. 243.
  17. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 956.
  18. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 956.
  19. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 956.
  20. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 956.
  21. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 956.
  22. Niblett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 956.