William Henry Baker-Baker

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Admiral William Henry Baker Baker, O.B.E., R.N., Retired (7 December, 1862 – 7 August, 1932) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He came thirty-first in order of merit out of forty-two candidates who passed the examination for naval cadetships.[1]

Baker Baker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1886.[2]

Baker Baker was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1897.[3]

Captain

Baker Baker was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1903.[4]

He was appointed command of the battleship Cornwallis on 4 June, 1908.[5]

Flag Rank

Baker Baker was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 4 June, 1913, vice Warrender, and in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 December.[6] He was advanced to Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 September, 1918,[7] and to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 June, 1922.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Baker Baker" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 9 August, 1932. Issue 46207, col D, p. 12.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry Preedy
Captain of H.M.S. Medusa
10 Apr, 1902[9] – 30 Jun, 1903[10]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Kennedy
Preceded by
Bernard Currey
Captain of H.M.S. Terpsichore
20 Sep, 1904[11] – 9 Nov, 1906[12]
Succeeded by
Edmond J. W. Slade
Preceded by
A. Gordon H. W. Moore
Flag Captain, Portsmouth Station
12 Aug, 1907[13] – 23 Mar, 1908[14]
Succeeded by
E. Hyde Parker
Preceded by
W. Lowther Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwallis
4 Jun, 1908[15][16] – 8 Aug, 1910[17]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Anstruther
Preceded by
Evelyn R. Le Marchant
Captain-in-Charge of the Southern Coast Guard District
5 Jan, 1911[18] – 30 Apr, 1913[19]
Succeeded by
John S. Luard
Preceded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Assistant to Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
31 Dec, 1914[20]
Succeeded by
Philip H. Colomb
 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 4 December, 1875. Issue 28490, col A, p. 6.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January, 1886.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26865. p. 3443. 22 June, 1897.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27572. p. 4187. 3 July, 1903.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 296.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28780. p. 9083. 9 December, 1913.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 30887. p. 10549. 6 September, 1918.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 32719. p. 4474. 13 June, 1922.
  9. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  10. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  11. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  12. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  13. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  14. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 296.
  16. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  17. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  18. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  19. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.
  20. Baker-Baker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 118.