Richard Poore, Fourth Baronet

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Sir Richard Poore (right) in 1898 while Captain of Illustrious.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Admiral SIR Richard Poore, Fourth Baronet, K.C.B., Royal Navy (7 July, 1853 – 8 December, 1930) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 9 March, 1876.

Poore was promoted to the rank of Commander on 4 February, 1885.[1]

Captain

Poore was promoted to the rank of Captain on 13 May, 1890.[2]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Hawke in November 1896.[3]

He was appointed command of battleship Illustrious on 28 April, 1898.[4]

Poore was appointed to Vivid on 9 March, 1900, for command of the Royal Naval Barracks and as Flag Captain.[5] He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII on 16 June, 1901, vice Metaxa.[6]

He was appointed captain of H.M.S. Jupiter in December 1902, remaining there until the following September.[7]

Flag Rank

Poore was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 30 August, 1903, vice Holland.[8]

On the occasion of the visit of the French fleet to Britain Poore was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 11 August, 1905.[9]

Poore was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 March, 1907, vice Aldrich.[10]

On the occasion of the King's birthday Poore was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 25 June, 1909.[11]

He was appointed Commander-in-Chief at the Nore on 29 August, 1911.[12] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 17 July, vice Dyke Acland.[13]

Poore was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 3 April, 1917.[14]

Family

Roger Poore, a son born in 1886 joined the Navy and had trouble passing algebra and geometry while in Britannia. He suffered a bout of enteric fever and nervous attacks and was allowed to withdraw from the service at the end of 1907. ROger would die in September, 1915 while serving as a Lieutenant of the Royal Field Artillery.[15]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Richard Poore" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 11 December, 1930. Issue 45693, col B, p. 10.
  • Poore, Lady Ida (1916). Recollections of an Admiral's Wife: 1903—1916. London: Smith, Elder & Co..

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John H. Rainier
Captain of H.M.S. Tourmaline
4 Apr, 1893[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William Des V. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
10 Nov, 1896[17] – 26 Apr, 1898
Succeeded by
Randolph F. O. Foote
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Illustrious
28 Apr, 1898[18] – 17 Mar, 1900[19]
Succeeded by
Frank Finnis
Preceded by
Charles Johnstone
Flag Captain, Plymouth Station
10 Apr, 1900[20]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Preceded by
Harry T. Grenfell
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
10 Apr, 1900[21] – 1902
Succeeded by
Harry S. F. Niblett
Preceded by
Sir Archibald B. Milne, Bart.
Captain of H.M.S. Jupiter
16 Dec, 1902[22] – 1 Sep, 1903[23]
Succeeded by
James Startin
Preceded by
William des V. Hamilton
Rear-Admiral on the Mediterranean Station
17 Nov, 1904[24] – 16 Nov, 1905[25]
Succeeded by
Command Abolished
Preceded by
Sir Wilmot H. Fawkes
Commander-in-Chief, Australian Station
1 Jan, 1908[26] – 23 Feb, 1911[27]
Succeeded by
Sir George F. King-Hall
Preceded by
Charles C. Drury
Commander-in-Chief at the Nore
29 Aug, 1911[28] – 1 Jan, 1915[29]
Succeeded by
Sir George Callaghan

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25439. p. 520. 6 February, 1885.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26051. p. 2824. 16 May, 1890.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM196/39. f. 1049.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 8 February, 1900. Issue 36060, col F, p. 10.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27350. p. 5738. 30 August, 1901.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27593. p. 5476. 1 September, 1903.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27826. p. 5532. 11 August, 1905.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28001. p. 1574. 5 March, 1907.
  11. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28263. p. 4853. 25 June, 1909.
  12. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 29 July, 1911. Issue 39650, col G, p. 14.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 28514. p. 5353. 18 July, 1911.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 30012. p. 3404. 10 April, 1917.
  15. Roger Poore Service Record. Found in ADM 196/51/33.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 268b.
  17. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 29.
  18. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  19. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 476.
  20. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  21. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 310a.
  22. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  23. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  24. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 18 November, 1904. Issue 37555, col A, p. 6.
  25. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  26. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 14 December, 1907. Issue 38516, col E, p. 12.
  27. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.
  28. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1039.
  29. Poore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1049.