John Casement

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Rear-Admiral John Casement, Royal Navy (22 July, 1854 – 8 June, 1910) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Casement was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1891.[1] Casement was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1898.[2]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Æolus on 11 July, 1899, for manoeuvres.[3]

He served as captain of Goliath from January to May, 1905,[4] overlapping to some degree with an appointment to Duncan from March 1905 and lasting until December 1906.[5]

He was appointed Captain Superintendent of Sheerness Dockyard on 4 May, 1907.[6]

On 21 October, 1907, he was (severely?) injured while supervising the landing of a boom. Two days later it was reported that his recovery seemed rapid and sure and that he was "practically out of danger".[7]

Casement was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1908, vice Kirby.[8] 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 2 January, 1909.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Admiral Casement" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 11 June, 1910. Issue 39296, col D, p. 13.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Henry A. Ogle, Bart.
Captain of H.M.S. Rapid
1 Nov, 1895[10]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Brodie
Preceded by
Henry M. T. Tudor
Captain of H.M.S. Æolus
11 Jul, 1899[11]
Succeeded by
Arthur Y. Moggridge
Preceded by
Frank Finnis
Captain of H.M.S. Amphion
20 Sep, 1900[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edmond J. W. Slade
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
3 Jan, 1905[13] – 20 Feb, 1905[14]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Williams
Preceded by
George Le C. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Duncan
7 Mar, 1905[15][16] – 4 Dec, 1906[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Ewart
Preceded by
James Startin
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
4 May, 1907[18]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Johnston Stewart

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26239. p. 3. 1 January, 1892.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26983. p. 3983. 1 July, 1898.
  3. "The Naval Mobilization". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1899. Issue 35877, col C, p. 10.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 16 March, 1907. Issue 38282, col E, p. 14.
  7. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 201.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28100. p. 421. 17 January, 1908.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28212. p. 131. 5 January, 1909.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 253.
  11. "The Naval Mobilization". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1899. Issue 35877, col C, p. 10.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 223.
  13. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 201.
  14. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 201.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 304.
  16. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 201.
  17. Casement Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 201.
  18. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 16 March, 1907. Issue 38282, col E, p. 14.