Thomas Peere Williams Nesham

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Captain Thomas Peere Williams Nesham, (30 September, 1843 – 1 May, 1900) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Nesham was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 9 November, 1864.

In mid-September, 1875, Nesham was specially mentioned in despatches for service in command of Rocket's anti-pirate party on the Congo Expedition.

Nesham was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 3 October, 1876 for services in [illegible].

Nesham was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1884.

Nesham commanded the second class protected cruiser Arethusa in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890. His ship acted as part of Fleet Number 2 which represented a hypothetical Hostile Fleet attacking British trade routes.[1]

On 5 March, 1892, Nesham was invalided from command of Tauranga. A telegram four days later reported that Nesham was suffering from "sub acute mania" and was incoherent. Though his condition was described as "tractable", his condition was noted as "unpromising". He was sent back to England from Kaikoura, due on 29 April.

Nesham was placed on the Retired List on 8 December, 1892 as being insane. He died at the Royal Naval Hospital, Yarmouth on 1 May, 1900.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur H. Alington
Captain of H.M.S. Satellite
16 Nov, 1887[2] – 7 May, 1890
Succeeded by
Albert C. Allen
Preceded by
George T. H. Boyes
Captain of H.M.S. Arethusa
22 Jul, 1890 – 11 Sep, 1890
Succeeded by
William H. Henderson
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Tauranga
27 Jan, 1891[3] – 12 Mar, 1892[4][5]
Succeeded by
Frederick O. Pike


  1. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 229.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 257.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 257.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 259.