Robert Gordon Douglas

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Admiral Robert Gordon Douglas, Royal Navy, Retired (7 June, 1829 – 12 January, 1910) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Douglas's father was Commander John Douglas ADM 196/2 and his brother was Captain George Amelius Douglas. Another brother, Henry, was a Major General. His eldest son was Lt. Cdr. Sydenham Gordon Douglas.

Life & Career

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1860.[1]

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Captain on 11 April, 1866.[2]

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 January, 1883.[3]

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 December, 1888, vice Lyons.[4]

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 9 December, 1894.[5]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 14 January, 1910. Issue 39169, col B, p. 11.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry C. Glyn
Captain of H.M.S. Warrior
15 Mar, 1878[6] – 6 Jan, 1881[7]
Succeeded by
John M. de Robeck
Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. Penelope
7 Jan, 1881[8] – 30 Apr, 1881[9]
Succeeded by
James G. Mead
Preceded by
Algernon C. F. Heneage
Captain of H.M.S. Hercules
1 May, 1881[10] – 16 Jan, 1883[11]
Succeeded by
Harry W. Brent
Preceded by
William J. Ward
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
1887
Succeeded by
Alexander Buller

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1862). p. 311.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 70.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 70.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25883. p. 7140. 14 December, 1888.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26578. p. 7278. 11 December, 1894.
  6. Email from great-grandson Richard Walker to Tone, 20170210.
  7. Email from great-grandson Richard Walker to Tone, 20170210.
  8. Email from a great-grandson or daughter to Tone, 20170207.
  9. Email from a great-grandson or daughter to Tone, 20170207.
  10. Email from a great-grandson or daughter to Tone, 20170207.
  11. Email from a great-grandson or daughter to Tone, 20170207.