Burges Watson

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Rear-Admiral Burges Watson, C.V.O., Royal Navy (24 September, 1846 – 21 September, 1902) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Watson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1885.[1]

On 1 February, 1889, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Leander.[2]

He commanded the battleship Repulse for two years starting from October 1893.[3] He was the first commander of her new sister, Royal Oak, from January to November of 1896.[4]

On the occasion of the Queen's visit to Cherbourg he was appointed a Companion in the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 9 May, 1899.[5] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral with seniority of 25 August.[6]

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 22 September, 1902. Issue 36879, col D, p. 4.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. St. Vincent
21 Jun, 1884[7]
Succeeded by
Crawford J. M. Conybeare
Preceded by
Martin J. Dunlop
Captain of H.M.S. Leander
1 Feb, 1889[8]
Succeeded by
Count Frederick C. Metaxa
Preceded by
Henry Rose
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
10 Oct, 1893[9] – 30 May, 1894[10][11]
Succeeded by
John H. Rainier
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
Oct, 1893[12] – 10 Oct, 1895[13]
Succeeded by
Ernest N. Rolfe
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
14 Jan, 1896[14] – 4 Oct, 1896
Succeeded by
William Marrack
Preceded by
Charles J. Balfour
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
4 Oct, 1896[15]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Barlow
Preceded by
Rodney M. Lloyd
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
1 Feb, 1900[16] – 16 Jan, 1905
Succeeded by
James L. Hammet
Preceded by
The Rt. Hon. Lord Charles Beresford
Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Station
16 Jan, 1902[17]
Succeeded by
Reginald N. Custance

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January, 1886.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 232.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27079. p. 3029. 12 May, 1899.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27119. p. 5814. 22 September, 1899.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 255.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 232.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 250.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 250.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 256.
  12. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 254.
  14. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 257.
  15. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 8.
  16. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 8.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 216.