Raymond Fitzmaurice

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Vice-Admiral Raymond Fitzmaurice, K.B.E., D.S.O., (7 August, 1878 – 25 October, 1943) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Fitzmaurice was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1901.[1]

As a Lieutenant in April 1913, he was awarded an aviation certificate, having flown a Short biplane out of the Central Flying School in Upavon.[2]

Fitzmaurice was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.[3]

Fitzmaurice was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1918.[4] He would command several of the dreadnoughts in the 1920s.

In May 1925, he assumed command of the battleship Resolution.

In March 1926, he assumed command of the battleship Iron Duke.

He was placed on the Retired List on 2 September, 1929. In 1939, he was called back to service, being appointed to Eaglet II in September with the rank of Commodore, Second Class, R.N.R.. He succumbed to angina on 25 October, 1943.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ernest E. A. Betts
Captain of H.M.S. Espiegle
7 Dec, 1916[6] – 18 Jul, 1918[7]
Succeeded by
William R. W. Kettlewell
Preceded by
John D. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Antrim
12 Apr, 1921[8]c. Feb, 1922[9]
Succeeded by
Graham R. L. Edwards
Preceded by
Cathcart R. Wason
Captain of H.M.S. Yarmouth
Feb, 1922[10] – 24 Jan, 1923[11]
Succeeded by
James S. C. Salmond
Preceded by
Graham R. L. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. Antrim
21 Mar, 1922[12] – late 1922[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles T. Hardy
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
5 May, 1925[14]
Succeeded by
Francis A. Marten
Preceded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
Mar, 1926[15] – 30 Jul, 1926[16]
Succeeded by
Charles Little
Preceded by
Wilfred F. French
Vice-President of the Chemical Warfare Committee
1 Feb, 1927[17] – 1 Apr, 1929[18]
Succeeded by
Robert B. Ramsay

Footnotes

  1. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  2. Flight 5
  3. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  4. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  5. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  6. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  7. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  8. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  9. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  10. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  11. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  12. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  13. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  14. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  15. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  16. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  17. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.
  18. Fitzmaurice Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 8.