John Ferris

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Vice-Admiral John Ferris (retired), (10 November, 1848 – 5 June, 1918) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1892.[1]

In January 1898, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Arrogant.

In January 1899, he was appointed Captain of the battleship Magnificent and was relieved by Arthur John Horsley in October 1900,[2]at which time he assumed command of the battleship Cæsar.[3]

Ferris retired on 10 November, 1903.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 20 October, 1904.[5]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 12 October, 1908.[6]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Archer
11 Dec, 1888[7] – 15 Feb, 1892[8]
Succeeded by
Reginald W. S. Rogers
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Sybille
18 Jul, 1894[9]
Succeeded by
Gerald W. Russell
Preceded by
William H. Pigott
Captain of H.M.S. Ruby
5 Oct, 1894[10] – 9 Oct, 1895[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Eustace Rooke
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
5 Oct, 1894[12] – 5 Oct, 1896[13]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Cross
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Minerva
4 Feb, 1897[14] – 15 Jul, 1897[15]
Succeeded by
Henry C. A. Baynes
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Arrogant
27 Jan, 1898[16] – 18 Jan, 1899[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Preceded by
Gerald C. Langley
Captain of H.M.S. Magnificent
18 Jan, 1899[18] – 23 Oct, 1900[19]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Horsley
Preceded by
Henry H. Dyke
Captain of H.M.S. Empress of India
23 Oct, 1900[20] – Oct, 1901[Inference]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Fleet
Preceded by
Edward H. Gamble
Captain of H.M.S. Cæsar
Oct, 1901[21] – 9 Jan, 1902[22]
Succeeded by
George A. Callaghan

Footnotes

  1. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  2. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  5. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  6. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  7. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  8. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  9. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  10. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  11. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 212.
  13. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  14. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  15. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  16. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  17. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  18. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  19. Inferred from his appointment to Empress of India and his successor here, Arthur John Horsley.
  20. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.
  21. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  22. Ferris Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 448.