Richard Penrose Humpage

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Richard Penrose Humpage, R.N. (13 May, 1847 – 2 December, 1919) served in the Royal Navy.[1]

Life & Career

Humpage entered the service with the December 1860 intake term at Britannia, his examination scores ranking him fourteenth of thirty-four candidates accepted for naval cadetships.[2]

Humpage was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 October, 1870.

Humpage was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1885.

Humpage was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1893.

Humpage was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 13 June, 1901. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 16 February, 1905. In 1909-10, he was in the South of France.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Mohawk
4 Jul, 1888[3]
Succeeded by
Randolph F. O. Foote
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Beagle
24 Sep, 1889[4] – 19 Dec, 1892
Succeeded by
Reginald R. Neeld
Preceded by
Archer J. W. Musgrave
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
22 Aug, 1891
Succeeded by
William M. Lang
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
24 Jul, 1895[5]
Succeeded by
George A. Giffard
Preceded by
Angus MacLeod
Captain of H.M.S. Pallas
1 Jan, 1896[6] – 5 Sep, 1899
Succeeded by
The Hon. Walter G. Stopford
Preceded by
Eustace Rooke
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
5 Sep, 1899[7] – 13 Jun, 1901
Succeeded by
Francis R. Pelly


  1. National Archives, Record (ref. ADM196/17)
  2. "Military And Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 12, 1860; pg. 10; Issue 23801.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 3 July 1888, p. 10.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 202.
  5. "The Naval Manoeuvres." The Times (London, England), July 19, 1895, Issue 34633, p.14.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 276.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 230.