Henry Coey Kane

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Admiral SIR Henry Coey Kane, K.C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (15 December, 1843 – 30 January, 1917) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Kane was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 22 January, 1877.[1]

Kane was appointed as Commander (second-in-command) of the armoured cruiser Northumberland on 30 October, 1879.[2]

For services rendered during the operations in Egypt Kane was specially promoted to the rank of Captain with seniority of 18 November, 1882.[3] On 6 January, 1883, he was appointed Naval Attaché, which appointment was twice-extended by one year periods, in 1885 and 1886. On 25 January, 1889, he commissioned the cruiser Calliope for service on the China Station. In 1889 he expertly extricated her from a Samoan anchorage as it was besieged by a cyclone. Calliope was paid off on 1 May, 1890, and on 1 July he was appointed in command of the Inflexible on the Mediterranean Station. He was superseded on 11 April, 1891, at his own request, on account of ill health. Nevertheless, on 29 December he was appointed in command of Victory as Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.

On the occasion of the Queen's birthday Kane was appointed an Ordinary Member, or Companion, of the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 30 May, 1891.[4]

Kane was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 December, 1897, vice Duckworth-King.[5] In accordance with the provisions of the Orders in Council of 22 February, 1870, 5 August, 1875, and 26 June, 1886, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 25 August, 1899.[6]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 30 May, 1903,[7] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 8 February, 1907.[8]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[9]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "The Hero of H.M.S. Calliope" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 1 February, 1917. Issue 41391, col F, p. 3.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Calliope
25 Jan, 1887[10] – 1 May, 1890[11]
Succeeded by
Henry P. Routh
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
1 Jul, 1890[12] – 24 Apr, 1891[13]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Vander-Meulen
Preceded by
Henry St. L. B. Palliser
Captain of H.M.S. Duke of Wellington
29 Dec, 1891[14]
Succeeded by
Wollaston C. Karslake
Preceded by
Compton E. Domvile
Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes
5 Mar, 1894[15] – 17 Aug, 1897[16]
Succeeded by
Edmund F. Jeffreys

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24413. p. 502. 2 February, 1877.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1880). p. 227.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25169. p. 5173. 17 November, 1882.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26167. p. 2921. 30 May, 1891.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December, 1897.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27114. p. 5520. 5 September, 1899.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27561. p. 3576. 5 June, 1903.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27993. p. 899. 8 February, 1907.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  10. Kane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15. f. 372.
  11. Kane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15. f. 372.
  12. Kane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15. f. 372.
  13. Kane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15. f. 372.
  14. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 216.
  15. Kane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 741.
  16. Kane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15. f. 372.