Richard Horace Hamond

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Admiral Richard Horace Hamond, Royal Navy, Retired (17 January, 1843 – 12 March, 1906) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hamond was appointed Flag Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral George Elliot, Commander-in-Chief, Sheerness, on 30 June, 1870. On the hauling down of Elliot's flag Hamond was promoted to the rank of Commander, on 13 February, 1873.[1]

Hamond was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1881.[2]

On 16 September, 1892, Hamond was appointed Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Earl Spencer.[3] W. Graham Greene, a civil servant at the Admiralty, later wrote of Hamond, "'Dick' Hamond was a thorough seaman, bearded, rolling in his gait, devoted to sport, shooting, fishing, & with the outlook of a plain Norfolk county gentleman."[4]

Hamond succeeded Captain Archibald L. Douglas in command of H.M.S. Cambridge, gunnery school at Plymouth, on 3 July, 1894. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 9 November, 1896, vice Fane,[5] and superseded in Cambridge on 1 December.[6]

Flag Rank

Hamond was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 25 January, 1902,[7] and was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 22 July, 1905.[8]

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Emerald
2 Mar, 1886[9] – 1 Apr, 1889[10]
Succeeded by
Sir Baldwin W. Walker
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Immortalité
18 Jul, 1889[11][12] – 7 Sep, 1889[13]
Succeeded by
Sir William Wiseman, Bart.
Preceded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
11 Apr, 1891[14] – 15 Sep, 1892[15]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Boys
Preceded by
Alfred T. Dale
Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
16 Sep, 1892[16]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Hedworth Lambton
Preceded by
Archibald L. Douglas
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
3 Jul, 1894[17][18] – 1896[19][20]
Succeeded by
William M. Lang

 

Footnotes

  1. ADM 196/36. f. 606(d).
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25055. p. 4. 3 January, 1882.
  3. ADM 196/36. f. 606(d).
  4. Greene Papers. National Maritime Museum. GEE 13.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26796. p. 6363. 20 November, 1896.
  6. ADM 196/36. f. 606(d).
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27405. p. 844. 11 February, 1902.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27822. p. 5222. 28 July, 1905.
  9. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1001.
  10. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1001.
  11. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 15 July, 1889. Issue 32751, col F, p. 3.
  12. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1001.
  13. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1001.
  14. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1001.
  15. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 1001.
  16. Hamond Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 606?
  17. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 13 June, 1894. Issue 34289, col G, p. 11.
  18. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 210.
  19. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 210.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 24 November, 1896. Issue 35056, col C, p. 6.