Robert Grant Fraser

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Admiral Robert Grant Fraser, Royal Navy, Retired (24 July, 1858 – 18 October, 1920) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In July, 1871, Fraser was ranked thirty-third in order of merit of thirty-five candidates accepted as Naval Cadets following the entrance examinations.[1]

Fraser was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 31 December, 1882.[2]

Fraser was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1895.[3]

Captain

For his service in China Fraser was promoted to the rank of Captain on 9 November, 1900.[4]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Grafton in November 1904[5] before being appointed in command of the battleship Ramillies in March 1905, staying there until sometime in early 1906.[6] He was then appointed in command of the battleship Majestic in March.[7]

He was appointed to President on 1 October, 1907, for command of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District and as Flag Captain to the Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland.[8]

Grant was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 30 November, 1909, vice Tudor,[9] and, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 21 February, 1910.[10] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 August, 1915.[11] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1919.[12]

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Leslie C. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Gleaner
5 Dec, 1893[13] – 7 Feb, 1896
Succeeded by
Cuthbert G. Chapman
Preceded by
John L. Burr
Captain of H.M.S. Intrepid
16 Jul, 1901[14] – 20 Aug, 1901[15]
Succeeded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Preceded by
Charles J. Graves-Sawle
Captain of H.M.S. Bonaventure
3 Dec, 1903[16] – 5 Nov, 1904[17][18]
Succeeded by
James E. C. Goodrich
Preceded by
James E. C. Goodrich
Captain of H.M.S. Grafton
5 Nov, 1904[19] – 16 Mar, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
William O. Story
Preceded by
Hugh P. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
17 Mar, 1905[21] – 16 Mar, 1906[22]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Dare
Preceded by
Charles E. Kingsmill
Captain of H.M.S. Majestic
17 Mar, 1906[23] – 30 Sep, 1907[24]
Succeeded by
Harry H. Stileman
Preceded by
Peyton Hoskyns
as Captain-in-Charge of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District
Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District
1 Oct, 1907[25] – 31 Jan, 1910[26]
Succeeded by
Claud A. W. Hamilton
as Captain-in-Charge of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District
 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 04, 1871; pg. 12; Issue 27106.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25184. p. 31. 2 January, 1883.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26694. p. 7532. 31 December, 1895.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27245. p. 6855. 9 November, 1900.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 360.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28316. p. 9414. 10 December, 1909.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 28343. p. 1419. 25 February, 1910.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 29262. p. 8016. 13 August, 1915.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 31104. p. 199. 3 January, 1919.
  13. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 222.
  14. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 95.
  15. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 95.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 286.
  17. Goodrich Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 537.
  18. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 95.
  19. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 95.
  20. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 95.
  21. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 5.
  22. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 5.
  23. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 5.
  24. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 5.
  25. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 486.
  26. Fraser Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 5.