Robert Hamilton Anstruther

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Admiral Robert Hamilton Anstruther, C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (10 June, 1862 – 26 September, 1938) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Anstruther was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1885.[1]

Anstruther was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1897.[2]

Captain

Anstruther was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904.[3]

He was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George on 28 June, 1907.[4]

He was appointed command of the battleship Cornwallis on 9 August, 1910.[5]

Anstruther was appointed to the Tamar as Commodore, Second Class on 26 April, 1912, as Commodore-in-Charge of Naval Establishments at Hong Kong.[6] He took up the appointment on 12 July.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 16 July, 1915, vice Barton, and in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 9 March, 1914, was placed on the Retired List on 17 July.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 3 November, 1919,[9] and to Admiral on 1 August, 1924.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Robert H. Anstruther" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 27 September, 1938. Issue 48110, col C, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William O. Story
Captain of H.M.S. Hearty
5 Jul, 1902[11]
Succeeded by
Anthony F. Gurney
Preceded by
Charles H. H. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Sirius
21 Oct, 1905[12] – 6 Apr, 1906[13]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. S. Fyler
Preceded by
Philip Walter
Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
6 Apr, 1906[14] – 29 Feb, 1908[15]
Succeeded by
Francis F. Haworth-Booth
Preceded by
Archibald P. Stoddart
Captain of H.M.S. Cæsar
12 Oct, 1908[16][17] – 9 Aug, 1910[18]
Succeeded by
Price V. Lewes
Preceded by
William H. Baker-Baker
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwallis
9 Aug, 1910[19][20] – 6 Apr, 1912[21]
Succeeded by
Frank E. C. Ryan
Preceded by
Cresswell J. Eyres
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
26 Apr, 1912[22] – 18 May, 1916[23]
Succeeded by
Henry G. G. Sandeman

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25485. p. 3002. 30 June, 1885.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December, 1897.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27691. p. 4182. 1 July, 1904.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28034. p. 4432. 22 April, 1904.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 9 August, 1910. Issue 39346, col D, p. 7.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 18 April, 1912. Issue 39876, col E, p. 4.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 8.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 29236. p. 7073. 20 July, 1915.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 31632. p. 13545. 7 November, 1919.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 32963. p. 5954. 8 August, 1924.
  11. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 267.
  12. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  13. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  14. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  15. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 290.
  17. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  18. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  19. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 296.
  21. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  22. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.
  23. Anstruther Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 96.