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
Frank G. Kirby
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
18 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Williams
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.