William Montagu Dowell

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Admiral SIR William Montagu Dowell, G.C.B., Royal Navy (2 August, 1825 – 27 December, 1912) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dowell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 25 October, 1847.

For services in the trenches at Sevastopol he was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 13 November, 1854.[1]

For services in Canton, Dowell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 26 February, 1858.[2]

Flag Rank

Dowell was appointed Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland on 26 September, 1878.[3] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 20 January, 1880, vice Wintour.[4] On 17 November, 1882, he was knighted and appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).[5]

On 1 July, 1885, he was promoted to the rank of Admiral.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 2 August, 1890.[7]

On the occasion of the Queen's birthday he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the First Class, or Knight Grand Cross, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 25 May, 1895.[8]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 30 December, 1912. Issue 40095, col C, p. 9.
  • Hamilton, The Rt. Hon. Lord George (1922). Parliamentary Reminiscences and Reflections 1886—1906. London: John Murray.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Charles F. Hillyar
as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies & Cape of Good Hope Station
Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station and West Africa Station
1867 – 1871
Succeeded by
Sir John E. Commerell
Preceded by
Augustus Phillimore
Second-in-Command, Channel Squadron
1877
Succeeded by
Henry Boys
Preceded by
Sir Charles F. Hillyar
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
26 Sep, 1878[9]
Succeeded by
Richard V. Hamilton
Preceded by
Henry S. Hillyar
Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland
26 Sep, 1878[10]
Succeeded by
Richard V. Hamilton
Preceded by
The Hon. Henry C. Glynn
Senior Officer in Command, Channel Squadron
17 Apr, 1882[11]
Succeeded by
H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh
Preceded by
The Rt. Hon. Lord John Hay
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
15 Dec, 1888[12]
Succeeded by
H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 21656. p. 352. 30 January, 1855.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 22104. p. 1028. 26 February, 1858.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1880). p. 188.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 24806. p. 391. 27 January, 1880.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 25169. p. 5166. 17 November, 1882.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 25490. p. 3240. 14 July, 1885.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 26076. p. 4282. 5 August, 1890.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 26628. p. 3079. 25 May, 1895.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1880). p. 188.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1880). p. 188.
  11. Dowell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 334.
  12. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 86.