Algernon Frederick Rous de Horsey

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Admiral SIR Algernon Frederick Rous de Horsey, K.C.B., Royal Navy (25 July, 1827 – 22 October, 1922) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

De Horsey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 July, 1846.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 10 June, 1853.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 7 September, 1857.

Flag Rank

De Horsey was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 May, 1875, vice Osborn.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 27 November, 1879, vice Inglefield.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 29 April, 1885, vice Ryder.[3]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, de Horsey was placed on the Retired List on 25 July, 1892.[4]

On the occasion of the King's birthday, de Horsey was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 9 November, 1903.[5]

On 7 November, 1913, de Horsey was appointed a Deputy Governor of the Isle of Wight.[6]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 24208. p. 2627. 14 May, 1875.
  2. London Gazette: no. 24787. p. 6939. 28 November, 1879.
  3. London Gazette: no. 25466. p. 1984. 1 May, 1885.
  4. London Gazette: no. 26311. p. 4316. 29 July, 1892.
  5. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27613. p. 6851. 9 November, 1903.
  6. London Gazette: no. 28773. p. 7965. 14 November, 1913.

Bibliography

  • "Doyen of the Navy" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 23 October, 1922. Issue 43169, col A, pg. 12.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George Hancock
Commander-in-Chief on the Pacific Station
1876 – 1879
Succeeded by
Algernon McL. Lyons

Preceded by
H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh
Senior Officer in Command of the Channel Squadron
1884 – 1885
Succeeded by
Charles Fellowes