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Revision as of 14:43, 31 July 2012

Admiral The Honourable Sir Assheton G. Curzon-Howe.

Admiral THE HONOURABLE SIR Assheton Gore Curzon-Howe, G.C.V.O., K.C.B., C.M.G., F.R.G.S., Royal Navy (10 August, 1850 – 1 March, 1911) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant from the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert on 18 September, 1872.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 6 January, 1888.[2]

Curzon-Howe was appointed a Companion in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1891, for his services during the operations against Witu.[3]

For "special services rendered while engaged in the protection of the Newfoundland Fisheries" Curzon-Cowe was appointed an Ordinary member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1896.[4]

He was appointed command of the battleship Redoubtable on 14 January, 1896.[5]

He was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria on 6 July, 1899, vice Mann.[6]

He was reappointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp, to King Edward VII, on 25 February, 1901.[7]

Flag Rank

Curzon-Howe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral with seniority of 23 July, 1901, vice Mann.[8]

He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 2 November, 1902.[9]

On the occasion of the King's birthday, Curzon-Howe was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 30 June, 1905.[10] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 12 September, vice Metaxa.[11]

Curzon-Howe was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 2 January, 1909, vice Bruce.[12]

Death

See Also

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 23899. p. 4076. 20 September, 1872.
  2. London Gazette: no. 25774. p. 242. 6 January, 1888.
  3. London Gazette: no. 26121. p. 3. 2 January, 1891.
  4. London Gazette: no. 26695. p. 2. 1 January, 1896.
  5. Curzon-Howe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 66.
  6. London Gazette: no. 27096. p. 4213. 7 July, 1899.
  7. London Gazette: no. 27289. p. 1417. 26 February, 1901.
  8. London Gazette: no. 27344. p. 5258. 9 August, 1901.
  9. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27493. p. 7161. 9 November, 1902.
  10. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27811. p. 4548. 30 June, 1905.
  11. London Gazette: no. 27837. p. 6329. 19 September, 1905.
  12. London Gazette: no. 28212. p. 131. 5 January, 1909.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Curzon-Howe" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 2 March, 1911. Issue 39522, col C, pg. 11.

Papers

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir William H. May
Commander-in-Chief,
Atlantic Fleet

1907 – 1908
Succeeded by
H.S.H. Prince Louis of Battenberg
Preceded by
Sir Charles C. Drury
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean
1908 - 1910
Succeeded by
Sir Edmund S. Poë
Preceded by
Sir Arthur D. Fanshawe
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
1910 – 1911
Succeeded by
Sir Arthur W. Moore