Richard Bowles Farquhar

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Admiral Richard B., Farquhar.
Photograph: © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admiral Richard Bowles Farquhar, C.B., Royal Navy (12 January, 1859 – 27 November, 1948) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was the second son of Admiral Arthur Farquhar and grandson of Rear-Admiral Farquhar who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. His eldest brother was Admiral Arthur Murray Farquhar.

Farquhar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 16 September, 1881.[1]

Farquhar was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1894.[2]

On 31 December, 1899, he was promoted to the rank of Captain.[3]

He was temporarily appointed command of the battleship Howe on 18 July, 1904.[4]

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Essex on 14 September, 1904.[5]

He was appointed command of the battleship Magnificent on 6 November, 1906,[6] but then to Triumph on 4 December, 1906.[7]

Farquhar was appointed Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance on 12 November, 1907,[8] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 December, 1908, vice Scott.[9]

He was relieved as Chief Inspector by Francis G. Eyre on 12 January, 1911.

In 1911 he served as Rear-Admiral of the Devonport Sub-Division of the Home Fleet. In November, 1912 he was appointed president of the Committee on the Ventilation of Modern Warships.

On 1 April, 1913 Farquhar was appointed Vice-President of the Ordnance Board.[10]

Great War

Farquhar was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 11 September, 1914, vice Sir Edmund S. Poë.[11]

Farquhar was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Companion, of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1917.[12] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 5 October, 1917.[13] He was placed on the Retired List on 1 January, 1918, "at his own request."[14]

Bibliography

  • "Adml R. B. Farquhar" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 29 November, 1948. Issue 51241, col E, p. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur A. C. Galloway
Rear-Admiral Commanding,
Devonport Division, Home Fleet

1911 – 1912
Succeeded by
Henry L. Tottenham

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Paul W. Bush
Captain of H.M.S. Sandfly
21 Jan, 1892[15] – 31 Dec, 1893[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur W. Torlesse
Captain of H.M.S. Havock
26 Jun, 1894[17] – 27 Aug, 1894[18]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Preceded by
Ernest A. Simons
Captain of H.M.S. Hero
28 Aug, 1894[19]
Succeeded by
William F. De Salis
Preceded by
Joseph Honner
Assistant Secretary to the Ordnance Committee
24 Aug, 1896[20] – 17 Jan, 1899[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Waymouth
Preceded by
Charles L. Ottley
Captain of H.M.S. Nymphe
18 Jul, 1899[22] – 16 Feb, 1900[23]
Succeeded by
Henry J. D. Laxton
Preceded by
The Hon. Walter G. Stopford
Naval Adviser to the Inspector-General of Fortifications
11 Oct, 1900[24]
Succeeded by
W. Lowther Grant
Preceded by
Robert G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Intrepid
2 Oct, 1902[25]
Succeeded by
Norman L. Stanley
Preceded by
Henry L. Fleet
Captain of H.M.S. Howe
18 Jul, 1904[26]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John E. Bearcroft
Captain of H.M.S. Essex
14 Sep, 1904[27][28]
Succeeded by
Claud A. W. Hamilton
Preceded by
Arthur M. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Magnificent
6 Nov, 1906[29]
Succeeded by
Sackville H. Carden
Preceded by
Frederic E. E. Brock
Captain of H.M.S. Triumph
4 Dec, 1906[30] – 1907
Succeeded by
Edmund R. Pears
Preceded by
New Appointment
Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance
12 Nov, 1907[31]
Succeeded by
Francis G. Eyre
Preceded by
Arthur H. P. Turner
Vice-President of the Ordnance Board
1 Apr, 1913[32]
Succeeded by
Cuthbert E. Hunter
as Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25018. p. 4805. 23 September, 1881.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7581. 29 December, 1893.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
  4. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. Book 2. f. 446.
  5. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. Book 2. f. 446.
  6. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. Book 2. f. 446.
  7. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. Book 2. f. 446.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 7 November, 1907. Issue 38484, col C, p. 9.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28201. p. 9182. 1 December, 1908.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 7 March, 1913. Issue 40153, col B, p. 4.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28902. p. 7293. 15 September, 1914.
  12. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29886. p. 1. 1 January, 1917.
  13. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30336. p. 10604. 16 October, 1917.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 30457. p. 273. 4 January, 1918.
  15. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 41.
  16. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 41.
  17. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 41.
  18. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 41.
  19. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 229.
  20. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 445.
  21. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 445.
  22. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 445.
  23. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 446.
  24. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/373.
  25. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 445.
  26. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. Book 2. f. 446.
  27. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 309.
  28. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 446.
  29. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. Book 2. f. 446.
  30. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 446.
  31. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. Book 2. f. 446.
  32. Farquhar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 446.