Pelham Aldrich

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Admiral Pelham Aldrich.
Portrait: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Admiral Pelham Aldrich, C.V.O., Royal Navy (8 December, 1844 – 12 November, 1930) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Aldrich was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 11 September, 1866.[1]

Aldrich was promoted to the rank of Commander for arctic services (in the scurvy-wracked H.M.S. Alert) on 3 November, 1876.[2]

He was promoted to Captain on 29 June, 1883.[2]

Aldrich was appointed in command of the first-class protected cruiser Hawke on 16 May, 1893.[3]

Aldrich was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 21 December, 1898, vice Drummond.[4]

On 6 August, 1899, the First Lord of the Admiralty, George J. Goschen, wrote to the First Naval Lord, Sir Frederick W. Richards, "I omitted to mention when I saw you on Friday that I was offering Portsmouth Dockyard to Aldrich, and Chatham to Holland, both from all that I have heard admirable men …"[5]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral dated 12 August, 1903, vice Rawson.[6]

Aldrich was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 1 March, 1907.[7] 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 22 March, 1908.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Aldrich" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 15 November, 1930. Issue 45671, col D, p. 14.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Egeria
14 Oct, 1886[9] – 18 Jan, 1889
Succeeded by
Cecil F. Oldham
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
16 May, 1893[10][11] – 27 Apr, 1896
Succeeded by
William Des V. Hamilton
Preceded by
Day H. Bosanquet
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
27 Apr, 1896[12]
Succeeded by
Arthur C. B. Bromley
Preceded by
Day H. Bosanquet
Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships
27 Apr, 1896[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur C. B. Bromley
Preceded by
Ernest Rice
Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard
1 Sep, 1899[14] – 1 Sep, 1902
Succeeded by
Reginald F. H. Henderson

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23162. p. 5031. 14 September, 1866.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Aldrich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 8.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 4 May, 1893. Issue 33942, col E, p. 6.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27041. p. 148. 10 January, 1899.
  5. The Naval Review (November, 1933). XXI (4). p. 790.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27589. p. 5223. 18 August, 1903.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28001. p. 1574. 5 March, 1907.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2260. 24 March, 1908.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 206.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 4 May, 1893. Issue 33942, col E, p. 6.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 223.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 262.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 29 April, 1896. Issue 34877, col B, p. 12.
  14. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 6.