William Henry Whyte

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Admiral William Henry Whyte, Royal Navy (24 January, 1829 – 9 September, 1912) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

He is not to be confused with the British warship designer William Henry White.

Life & Career

The third son of Captain Edward Whyte, R.N. entered the Royal Navy in May, 1841.

Whyte was promoted to the rank of Mate on 24 January, 1848.[1] He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 11 May, 1849.[2]

Whyte was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 April, 1858.[3]

Flag Rank

Whyte was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 January, 1881, vice Wake.[4] After three years on half-pay, on 13 May, 1884 he was appointed Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron, with his flag in the Agincourt.[5]

Whyte was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 18 October, 1887, vice Hamilton.[6]

Whyte was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 25 July, 1892, vice de Horsey.[7] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870 and 5 August, 1875 he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 1 August.[8]

He died at Southsea in 1912. One son was a Lt. in the navy upon his passing.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral W. H. Whyte" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 11 September, 1912. Issue 40001, col E, p. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Radulphus B. Oldfield
Captain of H.M.S. Achilles
15 Mar, 1875[9]
Succeeded by
Sholto Douglas
Preceded by
Henry C. Glyn
Captain of H.M.S. Warrior
1 Apr, 1875[10] – 15 Mar, 1878[11]
Succeeded by
Robert G. Douglas
Preceded by
John C. Wilson
Second-in-Command, Channel Squadron
8 May, 1884[12] – 7 May, 1885[13]
Succeeded by
Algernon C. F. Heneage
Preceded by
Algernon F. R. de Horsey
Senior Officer in Command, Channel Squadron
7 May, 1885 – c. 25 Jul, 1885[14]
Succeeded by
Charles Fellowes

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1848). p. 64.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1855). p. 117.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1858). p. 30.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 24920. p. 2. 4 January, 1881.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 144.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 25749. p. 5653. 21 October, 1887.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 26311. p. 4316. 29 July, 1892.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 26316. p. 4595. 12 August, 1892.
  9. Whyte Service Recvord. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1506. f. ?.
  10. Whyte Service Recvord. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1506. f. ?.
  11. Whyte Service Recvord. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1506. f. ?.
  12. Whyte Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1506. f. 1394.
  13. Whyte Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1506. f. 1394.
  14. Whyte Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1506. f. 1394. Second digit of day of month not legible.