William Elrington Gordon

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Vice-Admiral William Elrington Gordon, Royal Navy, Retired (20 May, 1831 – 7 July, 1897) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Gordon was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 July, 1885.[1]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870 Gordon was placed on the Retired List on 20 May, 1891.[2] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 10 September, 1891.[3]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 10 July, 1897. Issue 35252, col B, p. 15.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick W. Richards
Captain of H.M.S. Jumna
1 Jul, 1873[4] – 2 Jul, 1875[Inference]
Succeeded by
Hawksworth Fawkes
Preceded by
William Arthur
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
1 Jun, 1879[5]
Succeeded by
Albert H. Markham
Preceded by
John O. Hopkins
Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard
6 Aug, 1888[6]
Succeeded by
John A. Fisher

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25490. p. 3240. 14 July, 1885.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26164. p. 2726. 22 May, 1891.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26203. p. 4987. 22 September, 1891.
  4. The Monthly Navy List. (June, 1875). p. 186.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1881). p. 249.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 354.