Henry John Carr

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Admiral Henry John Carr, Royal Navy, Retired (6 July, 1839 – 18 July, 1914) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born the son of the Canon Henry Byne Carr, Henry John Carr entered the Navy in 1852 and would serve 47 years.[1]

Carr was promoted to the rank Lieutenant with a seniority of 11 February, 1860.

As a Lieutenant, Carr was mentioned in despatches for his gallantry when the Bombay burned.[2]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 February, 1872, on 8 February of that year Carr was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 29 December, 1871.[3]

Carr was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 October, 1879.[4]

Carr was appointed in command of H.M.S. Terror as senior officer at Bermuda on 1 January, 1892.[5] He was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard on 3 November, 1896.[6]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 6 July, 1899.[7] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1901,[8] and was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 16 June, 1904.[9]

Carr died at Heathlands, Long Cross, Chertsey.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral H. J. Carr" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 20 July, 1914. Issue 40580, col C, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Hand
Captain of H.M.S. Crocodile
5 Feb, 1884[11] – 17 Mar, 1887
Succeeded by
Richard Evans
Preceded by
Henry F. Cleveland
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
6 Oct, 1889[12][13] – 1 Jan, 1892
Succeeded by
Archibald L. Douglas
Preceded by
Henry F. Cleveland
Captain of H.M.S. Conqueror
22 Jul, 1890 – c. 20 Aug, 1890[Inference]
Succeeded by
Sir Baldwin W. Walker
Preceded by
Robert P. Dennistoun
Naval Officer in Charge, Bermuda Royal Dockyard
1 Jan, 1892[14] – 7 Jun, 1894[Inference]
Succeeded by
John W. Brackenbury
Preceded by
Edmund J. Church
Admiral Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard
3 Nov, 1896[15]
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas S. Jackson

Footnotes

  1. Obituary.
  2. Obituary.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 23826. p. 510. 9 February, 1872.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 24780. p. 6317. 7 November, 1879.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 December, 1891. Issue 33510, col E, p. 7.
  6. Clowes. VII. p. 7.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27096. p. 4213. 7 July, 1899.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27262. p. 4. 1 January, 1901.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27692. p. 4259. 5 July, 1904.
  10. Obituary.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1885) Corrected to 20 December, 1886. p. 241.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 208.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 24 September, 1889. Issue 32812, col B, p. 6.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 356.
  15. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 7.