William Home Chisholme St. Clair

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Admiral William Home Chisholme St. Clair, Royal Navy, Retired (9 September, 1841 – 16 November, 1905) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

St. Clair was promoted to Captain on 31 July, 1880. He was appointed in command of the store ship Assistance on 29 December, 1882 and remained in command until being superseded on 1 January, 1886.[1]

St. Clair was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria dated 1 January, 1893, vice Stewart.[2]

Upon giving up command of Sydney on 6 March, 1894, St. Clair boarded the P. & O. steamer Australia on 31 March to return to England, arriving there on 10 May. On 18 July, 1894, he was appointed to command Theseus in the annual manoeuvres.[3]

St. Clair was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 19 January, 1896, vice St. John.[4]

St. Clair was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 16 June, 1901, vice Kennedy.[5] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 4 December, 1878, he was placed on the Retired List dated 9 September, 1901.[6]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 23 November, 1905. Issue 37872, col B, p. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Phaeton
28 Nov, 1886[7] – 10 Jan, 1890[8]
Succeeded by
Reginald N. Custance
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Hero
22 Jul, 1890[9] – 11 Sep, 1890[10]
Succeeded by
George L. Atkinson-Willes
Preceded by
?
Naval Officer in Charge, Sydney
19 Jan, 1891[11][12] – 6 Mar, 1894[13]
Succeeded by
William McC. F. Gerald
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mildura
12 Mar, 1891[14]
Succeeded by
Wollaston C. Karslake
Preceded by
Wollaston C. Karslake
Captain of H.M.S. Mildura
5 Nov, 1891[15] – 18 May, 1894[16]
Succeeded by
William McC. F. Castle
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Theseus
18 Jul, 1894[17]
Succeeded by
Charles Campbell
Preceded by
Henry H. Boys
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
25 Oct, 1894[18] – 2 Mar, 1896[19]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. S. Gibson
Preceded by
Henry H. Boys
Flag Captain at the Nore
25 Oct, 1894[20] – 1 Feb, 1896[21]
Succeeded by
James L. Hammet
Preceded by
Henry H. Boys
In Command of Sheerness Gunnery School
25 Oct, 1894[22] – 2 Mar, 1896[23]
Succeeded by
James L. Hammet
 

Footnotes

  1. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26364. p. 265. 17 January, 1893.
  3. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26706. p. 646. 4 February, 1896.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27344. p. 5258. 9 August, 1901.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27359. p. 6292. 27 September, 1901.
  7. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  8. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  9. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  10. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 356a.
  12. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  13. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  14. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  15. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 899.
  16. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/14. f. 899.
  17. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  18. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  19. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 22 October, 1894. Issue 34401, col B, p. 6.
  21. St. Clair Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1143.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 22 October, 1894. Issue 34401, col B, p. 6.
  23. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 2 March, 1896. Issue 34827, col B, p. 6.