Reginald Ambrose Cave-Browne-Cave

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Captain SIR Reginald Ambrose Cave-Browne-Cave, Baronet, R.N., Retired (21 October, 1860 – 4 July, 1930) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In 1880, the young sublieutenant was barred from leaving the perimeter of the naval college in light of a disturbance he had caused at Charing Cross Station on 1 May. On 28 August, he was hospitalised for syphilis. This proved protracted, as he was not discharged until 9 November. He was given a month of leave to regain his health before reporting to H.M.S. Excellent.[1]

On 25 March, 1881 he received his 2nd class certificate in gunnery with 500 marks. Cave-Browne-Cave was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 11 July, 1882. While he also passed a short course in torpedoes in 1883 with 302/350 marks, he was to become a signal officer.[2]

On 30 May, 1883, Cave-Browne-Cave was appointed as Flag-Lieutenant to Sir A. H. Hoskins for the summer cruise.[3]

On 3 July, 1885 he was made Flag-Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Heneage, second in command of the Channel Fleet.[4]

On 16 December, 1886 he was invalided by a concussion sustained while fox hunting, having been kicked in the head by his horse. He was given two months before being re-surveyed.[5]

His appointment in command of T.B. 60 dated 7 July, 1887 for the annual manoeuvres[6] was cancelled due to his injury.

Promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1896.

Placed on Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 10 June, 1907.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Fritz H. E. Crowe
Captain of H.M.S President
10 Jun, 1904 – 10 Jun, 1907
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Cave-Browne-Cave Service Record. In our PDF for Arthur William Carter. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 200.
  2. Cave-Browne-Cave Service Record. In our PDF for Arthur William Carter. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 200.
  3. Cave-Browne-Cave Service Record. In our PDF for Arthur William Carter. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 200.
  4. Cave-Browne-Cave Service Record. In our PDF for Arthur William Carter. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 200.
  5. Cave-Browne-Cave Service Record. In our PDF for Arthur William Carter. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 200.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.