Charles Gauntlett Dicken

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Admiral Charles Gauntlett Dicken, Royal Navy, Retired (26 April, 1854 – 7 September, 1937) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Dicken was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 30 January, 1877.[1]

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

Dicken was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1894.[3]

He was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Royal Arthur dated 4 November, 1897.[4]

Dicken was appointed Inspecting Captain of Torpedo Boat Destroyers on 24 February, 1902, and appointed Commodore-in-Charge at Hong Kong on 1 January, 1904.[5]

On 5 July, 1905, he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, vice Parr.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 October, 1908.[7]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 30 April, 1910,[8] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 3 June, 1913.[9]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 24413. p. 502. 2 February, 1877.
  2. London Gazette: no. 25774. p. 243. 6 January, 1888.
  3. London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7580. 29 December, 1893.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 21 October, 1897. Issue 35340, col C, pg. 10.
  5. Visitations of England and Wales. II. p. vii.
  6. London Gazette: no. 27814. p. 4700. 7 July, 1905.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28183. p. 7224. 6 October, 1908.
  8. London Gazette: no. 28362. p. 3063. 3 May, 1910.
  9. London Gazette: no. 28725. p. 3914. 3 June, 1913.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Dicken" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 8 September, 1937. Issue 47784, col B, pg. 14.

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