Peyton Hoskyns

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Rear-Admiral Peyton Hoskyns, M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (15 September, 1852 – 20 December, 1919) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hoskyns entered the Navy on 2 May, 1866 and passed out of the Royal Naval College in March of 1873. On 11 June, he was appointed to H.M.S. Cracker. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 13 October, 1876, Hoskyns remained in Cracker until she paid off in November, 1877.[1]

Invalided from service in April, 1881, Hoskyns was sent back to England for Haslar Hospital, arriving on 21 May. In September, he was fit for service. He married Grace MacDuff Latham on 26 April, 1882.[2]

On 1 March, 1886, he was appointed as Lieutenant & Commander of the wooden dispatch boat at Hong Kong, Vigilant. She was paid off on 2 August, 1886. On 5 January, 1887, he was appointed to Lion for command of the training brig H.M.S. Liberty. Hoskyns was excused for a "trifling error in judgment" when Liberty collided with a merchant schooner. He quit Liberty when his appointment expired on 9 January, 1890.[3]

Hoskyns was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1891.[4]

Hoskyns was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December 1898.[Citation needed]

In April 1899, he was appointed captain of the second class protected cruiser Forte.

In February 1907, he was appointed in command of the second class battleship Barfleur.

Hoskyns died in London on 20 December 1909 at 23 Albion Street.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Sparrow
13 May, 1890[6]
Succeeded by
Ian M. Fraser
Preceded by
Henry M. C. Festing
Captain of H.M.S. Blonde
10 Sep, 1895[7]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles H. Adair
Captain of H.M.S. Imperieuse
16 Jul, 1901[8]
Succeeded by
Ernest J. Fleet
Preceded by
Robert C. Sparkes
Captain of H.M.S. Forte
1 Apr, 1902[9] – 1903
Succeeded by
Charles H. Dundas
Preceded by
Thomas Y. Greet
Captain-in-Charge of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District
25 Feb, 1904[10]
Succeeded by
Robert G. Fraser
as Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District
Preceded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Captain of H.M.S. Barfleur
Feb, 1907[11]
Succeeded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill

Footnotes

  1. Hoskyns Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 648.
  2. Hoskyns Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 648.
  3. Hoskyns Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 648.
  4. Hoskyns Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 648.
  5. Hoskyns Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 648.
  6. Hoskyns Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 648.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 205.
  8. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col C, p. 8.
  9. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 258.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 419.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.