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Admiral Charles Eustace Anson, C.B., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (3 December, 1859 – 28 April, 1940) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Charles Eustace Anson was born on 3 December, 1859, a son of the Reverend Frederick Anson, Canon of Windsor and Rector of Sudbury, and the Honourable Caroline Maria, daughter of the fifth Lord Vernon.

On 7 August he was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, dated 11 July.[1]

On 17 October, 1888, Anson married Maria Evelyn, daughter of Horatio S. J. Ross, in a ceremony at St. Thomas's Church, Portsmouth.

Anson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1895, at the age of thirty-five years, six months, and twenty-seven days.[2]


Anson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1901.[3]

On 20 October, 1908, Anson was appointed to the Sapphire II in command, as Captain-in-Charge and King's Harbour Master at Portland.[4]

Flag Rank

Anson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 May, 1911, vice Ewart.[5]

On 9 August, 1912 Anson succeeded Rear-Admiral Robert N. Ommanney as Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard.[6]

Great War

Anson was succeeded by Rear-Admiral Arthur D. Ricardo on 9 August, 1915.[7] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 3 April, 1917, vice Coke,[8] and placed on the Retired List at his own request on 13 April.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 3 April, 1919.[10]


  1. London Gazette: no. 25136. p. 3689. 8 August, 1882.
  2. London Gazette: no. 26647. p. 4233. 26 July, 1895.
  3. London Gazette: no. 27393. p. 3. 3 January, 1902.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 16 October, 1908. Issue 38779, col D, pg. 12.
  5. London Gazette: no. 28498. p. 3999. 26 May, 1911.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 1 August, 1912. Issue 39966, col E, pg. 2.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List (September, 1915). p. 3.
  8. London Gazette: no. 30012. p. 3404. 10 April, 1917.
  9. London Gazette: no. 30022. p. 3599. 17 April, 1917.
  10. London Gazette: no. 31304. p. 5116. 22 April, 1919.


  • "Admiral C. E. Anson" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 30 April, 1940. Issue 48603, col E, pg. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert N. Ommanney
Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard
1912 – 1915
Succeeded by
Arthur D. Ricardo