John Leslie Burr

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Rear-Admiral John Leslie Burr (14 August, 1847 – 13 November, 1917) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Burr was promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 June, 1887.

On 27 January, 1891, Burr was appointed to the torpedo cruiser Porpoise, additional, to take command when she recommissioned at the China Station.[1]

Burr was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1894.

Burr gave up command of the Porpoise on 11 March, 1894 and arrived home on 22 August. In October, he started at the Royal Naval College, at half pay.[2]

Burr was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Andromeda on 5 September, 1899.[3]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry F. Haszard
Captain of H.M.S. Cherub
29 Jul, 1885[4] – 14 Aug, 1887
Succeeded by
Abraham H. Lindesay
Preceded by
Richard W. White
Captain of H.M.S. Porpoise
27 Jan, 1891[5] – 11 Mar, 1894[6]
Succeeded by
Francis R. Pelly
Preceded by
Thomas MacGill
Captain of H.M.S. Iphigenia
24 Jul, 1895[7] – 28 Aug, 1895[8]
Succeeded by
William Wilson
Preceded by
Reginald F. H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Severn
8 Jul, 1896[9] – 25 Aug, 1896[10]
Succeeded by
Thomas MacGill
Preceded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Captain of H.M.S. Intrepid
25 Feb, 1897[11]
Succeeded by
Robert G. Fraser
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Andromeda
11 Jul, 1899[12]
Succeeded by
John L. Burr
Preceded by
John L. Burr
Captain of H.M.S. Andromeda
5 Sep, 1899[13] – 12 Mar, 1901[14]
Succeeded by
Francis J. Foley
Preceded by
James L. Hammet
Captain of the Portsmouth Fleet Reserve
15 Apr, 1901[15]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 174.
  2. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 174.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 223.
  4. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 201.
  5. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 174.
  6. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 174.
  7. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 86/174.
  8. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 86/174.
  9. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 86/174.
  10. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 86/174.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 263.
  12. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 89?
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 223.
  14. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 89?
  15. Burr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 86/174.