James Uchtred Farie

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Rear-Admiral James Uchtred Farie, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (25 November, 1873 – 17 September, 1957) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Farie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1895.[1]

A series of destroyer commands followed, and his record indicates that he "shows aptitude for destroyer work."[2]

Farie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1905.[3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Liffey on 1 December, 1905.[4]

Farie was appointed in command of Latona on 15 February, 1912.[5]

Captain

Farie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1913.[6]

Farie succeeded Captain Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt in command of Adventure and as Captain (D) in the Second Destroyer Flotilla on 1 December, 1913.[7]

In November 1915, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Champion.

He was Captain (D) of Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland, commanding the flotilla from light cruiser Champion.[8]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Cochrane in April, 1918.[9]

In an evaluation offered on 28 November, 1918, Rear Admiral Bruen noted that he considered Farie "of sound judgment, though perhaps not very quick in thought & action." Cochrane ran aground in the Mersey while under control of the pilot on 14 November, 1918 and eventually broke in two. The pilot's role in the stranding was not to spare Captain Farie of repercussions in the unfortunate loss.[10]

Post-war

Farie was reprimanded following a Court Martial on 18 February, 1919 for the stranding of Cochrane.[11]

Farie served as the Captain-in-Charge, Simonstown from 15 May, 1919 to 20 May, 1921.[12]

Farie was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 19 May, 1922.[13] He was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 8 October, 1923.[14]

Farie died at his Lymington home on 17 September, 1957, aged eighty-three.[15]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Roger J. B. Keyes
Captain of H.M.S. Hart
Nov, 1900[16]
Succeeded by
John G. Armstrong
Preceded by
Bernard Long
Captain of H.M.S. Wolf
Aug, 1901[17] – 27 Aug, 1902[18]
Succeeded by
Ernest K. Loring
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Vigilant
3 Sep, 1901[19][20] – 1 Aug, 1902[21]
Succeeded by
Lionel J. G. Anderson
Preceded by
Alan C. Bruce
Captain of H.M.S. Skate
1 Aug, 1902[22] – 2 Sep, 1902[23]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Heathcote
Preceded by
Roger J. B. Keyes
Captain of H.M.S. Bat
2 Sep, 1902[24] – late 1902[25]
Succeeded by
Douglas E. R. Brownrigg
Preceded by
Arthur M. Stancomb
Captain of H.M.S. Banshee
Sep, 1902[26] – early Dec, 1904[27]
Succeeded by
John C. H. Lindsay
Preceded by
Herbert L. Watts Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Dryad
5 Dec, 1904[28] – 3 Jan, 1905[29]
Succeeded by
Harry H. Smyth
Preceded by
Henry W. Osburn
Captain of H.M.S. Kestrel
3 Jan, 1905[30] – May, 1905[31]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Oldham
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ure
5 Jun, 1905[32] – 11 Jul, 1905[33]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Corbett
Preceded by
Arthur H. Oldham
Captain of H.M.S. Kestrel
11 Jul, 1905[34] – 1 Dec, 1905[35]
Succeeded by
Francis G. St. John
Preceded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Captain of H.M.S. Liffey
1 Dec, 1905[36] – 14 Jan, 1908[37]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Muller
Preceded by
Arthur G. Muller
Captain of H.M.S. Cheerful
14 Jan, 1908[38] – 13 May, 1908[39]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of H.M.S. Bat
13 May, 1908[40] – 6 Aug, 1908[41]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of H.M.S. Cheerful
6 Aug, 1908[42] – 10 Sep, 1909[43]
Succeeded by
John C. Hodgson
Preceded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Captain of H.M.S. Exe
10 Sep, 1909[44] – 4 Jan, 1910[45]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Wintour
Preceded by
Edward Reeves
Captain of H.M.S. Skirmisher
4 Jan, 1910[46][47] – 16 Jan, 1912[48]
Succeeded by
William H. D. Boyle
Preceded by
John G. de O. Coke
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
15 Feb, 1912[49] – 20 Aug, 1913[50]
Succeeded by
Rudolf M. Burmester
Preceded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Captain of H.M.S. Adventure
1 Dec, 1913[51] – 2 Apr, 1914[52]
Succeeded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Preceded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla
1 Dec, 1913[53] – 11 Mar, 1914[54]
Succeeded by
John B. Sparks
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Marmora
3 Aug, 1914[55] – 9 Feb, 1915[56]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Glennie
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Conquest
9 Feb, 1915[57][58] – Nov, 1916[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Roger R. C. Backhouse
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
12 Nov, 1915[59] – Apr, 1917[60]
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla
25 Apr, 1916[61] – Apr, 1917[62]
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
Alexander Farrington
Captain of H.M.S. Cochrane
Apr, 1917[63] – 14 Nov, 1918[64]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Marcus R. Hill
Senior Naval Officer, Simonstown
15 May, 1919[65] – 20 May, 1921[66]
Succeeded by
Forster D. Arnold-Forster
as Captain in Charge, Simonstown
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  2. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 206.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27812. p. 4558. 30 June, 1905.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 341.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 338.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28733. p. 4640. 1 July, 1913.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 1 December, 1913. Issue 40383, col F, p. 72.
  8. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 46.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392k.
  10. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.
  11. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.
  12. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 32712. p. 4062. 26 May, 1922.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 32871. p. 6966. 16 October, 1923.
  15. "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 19 September, 1957. Issue 53950, col D, p. 14.
  16. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 206.
  17. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 206.
  18. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 206.
  19. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 310.
  20. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  21. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  22. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  23. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  24. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 206.
  25. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  26. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/141. f. 206.
  27. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  28. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  29. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  30. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  31. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  32. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  33. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  34. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  35. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  36. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 341.
  37. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  38. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  39. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  40. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  41. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  42. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  43. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  44. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  45. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  46. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  47. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 376.
  48. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  49. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 338.
  50. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  51. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 1 December, 1913. Issue 40383, col F, p. 72.
  52. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  53. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  54. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  55. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401p.
  56. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  57. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 385.
  58. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393c.
  59. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 393.
  60. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.
  61. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.
  62. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.
  63. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392k.
  64. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 146.
  65. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.
  66. Farie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/89. f. 154.