Spencer Victor Yorke de Horsey

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Admiral Spencer Victor Yorke de Horsey, Royal Navy, Retired (4 June, 1863 – 19 March, 1937) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

De Horsey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1886.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1898.[2]

Captain

De Horsey was specially promoted to the rank of Captain on 21 October, 1900, for services in South Africa.[3]

De Horsey was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Scylla on 5 June, 1902.[4]

He was appointed Captain of the armoured cruiser Kent in December 1905.

De Horsey was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 25 November, 1909, vice Bacon.[5] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, dated 21 August, 1911.[6]

De Horsey was granted a temporary commission as a Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve on 14 November, 1914.[7]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 August, 1915.[8]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the retired List on 1 January, 1919.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral de Horsey" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 22 March, 1937. Issue 47639, col C, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Decoy
24 Jul, 1895[10] – 24 Aug, 1895[11]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Shirley
Preceded by
Francis C. B. Addington
Captain of H.M.S. Plover
18 Oct, 1895[12]
Succeeded by
Carlton V. de Mornay Cowper
Preceded by
Horatio N. Dudding
Captain of H.M.S. Iphigenia
17 Sep, 1901[13] – 10 Mar, 1902[14]
Succeeded by
William B. Fawckner
Preceded by
Charles H. H. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Scylla
5 Jun, 1902[15] – 18 Jul, 1902[16]
Succeeded by
Arthur A. C. Galloway
Preceded by
Arthur A. C. Galloway
Captain of H.M.S. Tribune
19 Jul, 1902[17] – 16 Dec, 1904[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William F. De Salis
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
22 Mar, 1905[19] – 14 Dec, 1905[20]
Succeeded by
John G. Hewitt
Preceded by
Heathcoat S. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
15 Dec, 1905[21] – 11 Nov, 1907[22]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. A. Marescaux
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26983. p. 3984. 1 July, 1898.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27244. p. 6779. 6 November, 1900.
  4. De Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28313. p. 9123. 30 November, 1909.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28525. p. 6306. 25 August, 1911.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28977. p. 9399. 17 November, 1914.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 29262. p. 8016. 13 August, 1915.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 31104. p. 199. 3 January, 1919.
  10. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 446.
  11. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 446.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 249.
  13. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  14. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  15. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  16. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  17. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  18. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  19. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  20. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  21. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.
  22. de Horsey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 657.