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Revision as of 14:29, 31 July 2012

Charles James Barlow as Captain of H.M.S. Magnificent in 1896.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Admiral Charles James Barlow, D.S.O., Royal Navy (11 August, 1848 – 25 August, 1921) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Barlow was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 3 September, 1872.[1]

Barlow was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1884.[2]

For operations in Burma Barlow was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 13 January, 1887.[3]

Barlow was appointed in command of H.M.S. Mercury on 18 February, 1890.[4]

He commissioned the new battleship Magnificent at Chatham on 12 December, 1895.[5][6]

Flag Rank

Barlow succeeded Rear-Admiral Edmund S. Poë as Second-in-Command of the Home Fleet on 9 May, 1904, hoisting his Flag in the Royal Oak at Devonport.[7]

He was relieved by Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur W. Moore on 9 May, 1905.[8] On 1 April, 1906, he was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard in succession to Vice-Admiral William H. Henderson.[9] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 23 November, vice Langley.[10]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 10 February, 1911, vice Beresford.[11] 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 19 July.[12]

Great War

On 7 November, 1914, Barlow was granted a temporary Commission as Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve.[13]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 23893. p. 3923. 6 September, 1872.
  2. London Gazette: no. 25372. p. 3009. 1 July, 1884.
  3. London Gazette: no. 25664. p. 221. 14 January, 1887.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 4 February, 1890. Issue 32926, col E, pg. 6.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 2 December, 1895. Issue 34749, col B, pg. 6.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 13 December, 1895. Issue 34759, col B, pg. 7.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 10 May, 1904. Issue 37390, col C, pg. 11.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 26 April, 1905. Issue 37691, col B, pg. 8.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 9 March, 1906. Issue 37963, col A, pg. 10.
  10. London Gazette: no. 27971. p. 8300. 27 November, 1906.
  11. London Gazette: no. 28464. p. 1042. 10 February, 1911.
  12. London Gazette: no. 28515. p. 5432. 21 July, 1911.
  13. London Gazette: no. 28969. p. 9130. 10 November, 1914.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Barlow" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 26 August, 1921. Issue 42829, col F, pg. 14.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Burges Watson
Captain Superintendent of Pembroke Dockyard
1899 – 1902
Succeeded by
Gerald W. Russell
Preceded by
William H. Henderson
Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard
1906 – 1908
Succeeded by
Charles H. Cross