William Osbert Boothby

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Captain William Osbert Boothby, C.B., C.V.O. (7 January, 1866 – 20 May, 1913) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Boothby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1886.[1]

Boothby was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1899.[2]

In June, 1899 he was appointed to Endymion on the China Station. Admiral Seymour noted that Boothby "was in every engagement of Pakin Relief Exp[edition]". He remained in Endymion and performing Transport Duties until being summoned back to Greenwich for the Royal Naval College on 17 October, 1902.[3]

On 1 January, 1903 he was promoted to the rank of Captain.[4]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Endymion in January 1905, remaining with her until June 1906.

He served as captain of Illustrious from November 1906 through the following October when he took command of Leviathan until March 1908.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Minotaur on 1 April, 1908.[5]

Following King Edward VII's visit to Boothby, Nicholson was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 10 June, 1908.[6]

He was appointed Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord on 8 December, 1909.[7]

On the occasion of King George V's coronation he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 19 June, 1911.[8]

Bibliography

  • "Captain W. O. Boothby" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 22 May, 1913. Issue 40218, col C, p. 11.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
[[H.M.S. Fidget (1872)|Captain of H.M.S. Fidget]]
7 Jul, 1887[9] – 16 Aug, 1887[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 85
22 Jul, 1890[11][12] – 15 Aug, 1890[13]
Succeeded by
Sydney S. Hall
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Dasher
24 Jul, 1895[14] – 27 Jul, 1895[15]
Succeeded by
John Luce
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
27 Jul, 1895[16] – before 2 Sep, 1895[17]
Succeeded by
George S. Q. Carr
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Devastation
14 Jul, 1903[18] – 18 Aug, 1903[19]
Succeeded by
Vernon H. S. Haggard
Preceded by
Archibald P. Stoddart
Captain of H.M.S. Immortalité
6 May, 1904[20] – 18 Jan, 1905[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Herbert G. King-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Endymion
18 Jan, 1905[22][23] – 1 Jun, 1906[24]
Succeeded by
Ernest H. Grafton
Preceded by
Frederick A. Warden
Captain of H.M.S. Illustrious
16 Nov, 1906[25] – 5 Apr, 1907[26]
Succeeded by
Spencer A. Hickley
Preceded by
Henry H. Torlesse
Captain of H.M.S. Leviathan
5 Apr, 1907[27] – 31 Mar, 1908[28]
Succeeded by
Brian H. F. Barttelot
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Minotaur
1 Apr, 1908[29][30] – 3 Dec, 1909[31]
Succeeded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Preceded by
Robert F. Scott
Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord
3 Dec, 1909[32][33] – 25 Mar, 1911[34]
Succeeded by
Cecil F. Lambert
Preceded by
The Hon. Somerset A. Gough-Calthorpe
as Captain of the Fleet
Captain of the Fleet, Home Fleets
25 Mar, 1911[35][36] – 9 May, 1913[37]
Succeeded by
Allan F. Everett

Footnotes

  1. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27040. p. 84. 6 January, 1899.
  3. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 3. 2 January, 1903.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 346.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28148. p. 4404. 16 June, 1908.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 20 November, 1909. Issue 39122, col D, p. 5.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.
  9. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  10. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  11. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.
  12. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  13. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  14. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  15. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  16. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  17. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  18. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  19. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  20. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  21. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  22. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 308.
  23. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  24. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  25. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  26. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  27. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  28. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 346.
  30. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  31. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  32. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 20 November, 1909. Issue 39122, col D, p. 5.
  33. Date corrected in Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  34. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  35. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. Unnumbered folio.
  36. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.
  37. Boothby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 180.