William Ricketts

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Captain (retired) William Ricketts (14 October, 1857 – 6 December, 1921) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Note: there was another William Ricketts who was a Gunner with seniority as a warrant officer of 23 December 1865.

Life & Career

Ricketts was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 4 February, 1881.

Ricketts was appointed in command of the destroyer Ferret on 20 March, 1895.[1]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Victor E. J. B. von Donop
Captain of H.M.S. Decoy
14 Feb, 1881[2] – 18 Mar, 1881[3]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Boldero
Preceded by
The Hon. Patrick M. Hely-Hutchinson
Captain of H.M.S. Speedwell
31 Jan, 1893[4]
Succeeded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Preceded by
Lionel de L. Wells
Captain of H.M.S. Sharpshooter
15 Sep, 1894 – 21 Jan, 1895[Inference]
Succeeded by
Arthur Dodgson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ferret
20 Mar, 1895[5]
Succeeded by
Lionel de L. Wells

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 15 March, 1895. Issue 34525, col C, p. 11.
  2. Ricketts Service Record in our PDF for Frederick St. George Rich. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1106.
  3. Ricketts Service Record in our PDF for Frederick St. George Rich. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1106.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 256.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 15 March, 1895. Issue 34525, col C, p. 11.