Norman Craig Palmer

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Admiral Norman Craig Palmer, C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (20 August, 1866 – 12 January, 1926) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

For "special service in effecting the capture of a Slave Dhow on the East Coast of Africa", Palmer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 June, 1888.[1]

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1899.[2]

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1904.[3]

In May 1905, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer.[4]

Directly thereafter, assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Royal Arthur in July 1906, remaining with her about one year.[5]

Palmer was appointed captain of Aboukir on 9 March, 1909.[6]

On the occasion of the visit of the King to Malta Palmer was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 24 April, 1909.[7]

Palmer was appointed a Naval Aide-Camp to King George V dated 4 June, 1913, vice Pakenham.[8] He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 13 October.[9] He was appointed in command of Conqueror on 16 December.[10]

Great War

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 December, 1914, vice Eyres.[11]

Post-War

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 August, 1919.[12] He was placed on the Retired List on 2 August.[13]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 31 July, 1924.[14]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Norman Palmer" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 15 January, 1926. Issue 44170, col C, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry H. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
3 May, 1905[15] – 6 Jul, 1906[16]
Succeeded by
Cecil S. Hickley
Preceded by
George A. Ballard
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
6 Jul, 1906[17] – 4 May, 1907[18]
Succeeded by
George E. S. Petch
Preceded by
Rosslyn E. Wemyss
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
28 Apr, 1908[19][20] – 9 Mar, 1909[21]
Succeeded by
Harry Jones
Preceded by
Claud A. W. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Aboukir
9 Mar, 1909[22] – 17 Jul, 1909[23]
Succeeded by
Richard F. Phillimore
Preceded by
Colin R. Keppel
Captain of H.M.Y. Victoria and Albert
11 Aug, 1909[24][25] – 16 Dec, 1913[26]
Succeeded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Preceded by
Sir Colin R. Keppel
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
Commodore, Second Class Commanding, H.M. Yachts
11 Aug, 1909[27] – 16 Dec, 1913[28]
Succeeded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Conqueror
16 Dec, 1913[29] – 22 Dec, 1914[30]
Succeeded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Preceded by
E. Hyde Parker
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
27 Feb, 1915[31] – May, 1916[32]
Succeeded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25825. p. 3185. 8 June, 1888.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27632. p. 25. 1 January, 1904.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28246. p. 3277. 30 April, 1909.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28730. p. 4396. 20 June, 1913.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28764. p. 7148. 14 October, 1913.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 10 December, 1913. Issue 40391, col A, p. 15.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 29011. p. 10816. 18 December, 1914.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 31489. p. 9962. 5 August, 1919.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 31495. p. 10089. 8 August, 1919.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 32962. p. 5889. 5 August, 1924.
  15. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  16. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  17. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  18. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  19. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 379.
  21. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  22. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  23. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  24. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  25. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 392.
  26. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  27. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 416.
  28. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  29. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  30. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  31. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  32. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.