Ion Plunket Barton

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Lieutenant Ion Plunket Barton, (1 June, 1872 – 3 October, 1899) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Barton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1894. His early service was in the Channel Squadron and in the Mediterranean, but on 28 August 1893 he was appointed to the armoured cruiser Imperieuse, on the China Station. This overseas station would comprise the bulk of his short life and career.[1]

Upon leaving command of Whiting in 1897, Barton was appointed to Linnet as first lieutenant.[2]

Barton was appointed in command of the Woodlark on 20 May, 1899. He was still in command when he died of a liver abscess following an operation to treat him for dysentery on 3 October, 1899.[3]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M. T.B. 45
18 Jun, 1894[4] – 8 Aug, 1894[5]
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Captain of H.M. T.B. 103
19 Aug, 1894[6][7] – 20 Feb, 1896[8]
Succeeded by
Henry F. G. Talbot
Preceded by
Charles D. Carpendale
Captain of H.M.S. Whiting
Aug, 1897[9] – 1897[10]
Succeeded by
Edward Kelly

Footnotes

  1. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.
  2. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.
  3. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.
  4. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.
  5. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.
  6. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1894). p. 237.
  8. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.
  9. 3rd of month indicated in "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 5 August, 1897. Issue 35274, col D, p. 11. The 10th of the month is indicated in his service record.
  10. Barton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/224. f. 246.