Thomas Brandreth

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Admiral SIR Thomas Brandreth, K.C.B., Royal Navy (6 August, 1825 – 10 December, 1894) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Brandreth was educated at Eton and entered the Navy in 1838.

Brandreth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1845.

Brandreth was promoted to the rank of Commander in 1858.

Brandreth was promoted to the rank of Captain on 9 May, 1863.[1]

Brandreth was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 31 December, 1878.[2]

On 1 February, 1879, Brandreth was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard.[3]

Brandreth was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 30 October, 1884, vice Phillimore.[4]

On the occasion of Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, 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 21 June, 1887.[5]

Brandreth was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 14 July, 1889, vice Hood.[6]

In accordance with the provisions of the Orders in Council of 22 February, 1870, and 5 August, 1875, Brandreth was placed on the Retired List on 6 August, 1890.[7]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 11 December, 1894. Issue 34444, col E, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
9 Mar, 1867[8]
Succeeded by
Frederick B. P. Seymour
Preceded by
Henry Boys
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
18 May, 1874[9]
Succeeded by
F. A. Herbert
Preceded by
Fitzgerald A. C. Foley
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
c. 1877
Succeeded by
Theodore M. Jones
Preceded by
?
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
1 Feb, 1879[10]
Succeeded by
William Codrington
Preceded by
Robert Hall
as Third Lord and Controller of the Navy
Third Naval Lord and Controller of the Navy
18 Apr, 1882 – 4 Jan, 1886
Succeeded by
Sir William Graham
Preceded by
William G. Luard
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
28 Nov, 1885[11]
Succeeded by
Sir William Graham

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 419.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 419.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1880). p. 188.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25410. p. 4710. 31 October, 1884.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 25712. p. 3361. 21 June, 1887.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 25955. p. 3895. 19 July, 1889.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 26077. p. 4328. 8 August, 1890.
  8. Sainty. Admiralty Officials, 1660-1870, p. 66.
  9. The Monthly Navy List. (June, 1875). p. 144.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1880). p. 188.
  11. Brandreth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 162.