Richard Wells

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Vice-Admiral Richard Wells as Commander in Chief at the Nore in 1896.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Admiral SIR Richard Wells, K.C.B., Royal Navy (3 February, 1833 – 9 October, 1896) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Wells was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 3 February, 1855.[1]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Commander on 12 December, 1863.[2]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Captain on 6 July, 1866.[3]

Wells was appointed as Captain of the training ship Britannia on 31 August, 1880.[4]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 30 October, 1884, vice Brandreth.[5]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 6 August, 1890, vice Graham.[6]

Wells was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 11 March, 1896, vice Carpenter.[7] On the occasion of the Queen's birthday he 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 20 May.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Richard Wells" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 12 October, 1896. Issue 35019, col C, p. 11.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Fairfax
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Britannia
31 Aug, 1880[9] – 20 Sep, 1883[10]
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Bowden-Smith
Preceded by
Sir Walter J. Hunt-Grubbe
Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
29 Mar, 1888[11][12] – 1 Sep, 1890[13]
Succeeded by
Henry F. Nicholson
Preceded by
Sir Algernon C. F. Heneage
Commander-in-Chief at the Nore
10 Dec, 1894[14][15] – 10 Jun, 1896[16]
Succeeded by
Sir Henry F. Nicholson

Footnotes

  1. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 456.
  2. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 456.
  3. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 456.
  4. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1382.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 25410. p. 4710. 31 October, 1884.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 26077. p. 4328. 8 August, 1890.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 26722. p. 1744. 17 March, 1896.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 26741. p. 3053. 20 May, 1896.
  9. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 456.
  10. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/13. f. 456.
  11. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 90.
  12. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1382.
  13. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1382.
  14. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1382.
  15. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 86.
  16. Wells Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1382.