William Robert Kennedy

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Admiral Sir William R. Kennedy.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Admiral SIR William Robert Kennedy, G.C.B., Royal Navy (4 March, 1838 – 9 October, 1916) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

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Early Life & Career

Kennedy was promoted to the rank of Commander on 18 July, 1867.[1]

On 14 December, 1885, he was appointed Senior Officer on the South East Coast of America, and assumed command on 2 February, 1886.[2]

Flag Rank

Kennedy was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 29 November, 1889, Heneage.[3]

Kennedy was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 11 March, 1896, vice Wells.[4]

In the Queen's Diamond Jubilee honours, Kennedy was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 22 June, 1897.[5]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 16 June, 1901, vice St. John.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List on 2 November, at his own request.[7]

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

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23278. p. 4046. 19 July, 1867.
  2. The Navy List, Corrected to the 20th January, 1888. p. 188.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25998. p. 6928. 3 December, 1889.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26722. p. 1744. 17 March, 1896.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26867. p. 3568. 25 June, 1897.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27344. p. 5258. 9 August, 1901.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27372. p. 7146. 5 November, 1901.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4588. 19 June, 1911.

Bibliography

  • "Death of Admiral Sir W. R. Kennedy" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 10 October, 1916. Issue 41294, col C, p. 11.
  • Kennedy, Captain W. R., R.N. (1876). Sporting Adventures in the Pacific, Whilst in Command of the "Reindeer". London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington.
  • Kennedy, Captain W. R., R.N. (1885). Sport, Travel, and Adventure in Newfoundland and the West Indies. London: William Blackwood and Sons.
  • Kennedy, Admiral (1892). Sporting Sketches in South America. London: R. H. Porter.
  • Kennedy, Rear-Admiral W. R. (20 December, 1895). "Sport in the Navy". The Navy & Army Illustrated Vol. I (No. I). pp. 9-10.
  • Kennedy, Vice-Admiral Sir William, K.C.B. (1900). Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor! Fifty Years in the Royal Navy. London: William Blackwood and Sons.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick C. B. Robinson
Commander-in-Chief on the
East Indies Station

1892 – 1895
Succeeded by
Edmund C. Drummond

Preceded by
Sir Nathaniel Bowden-Smith
Commander-in-Chief at the Nore
1900 – 1901
Succeeded by
Albert H. Markham

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