Charles John Balfour

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Rear-Admiral Charles John Balfour (3 October, 1841 – 19 January, 1902) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Balfour was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 10 December, 1861.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 4, October, 1875.[2]

Balfour was promoted to the rank of Captain on 11 July, 1882.[3]

On 18 February, 1890, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Mercury on the China Station.[4]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List dated 3 October, 1896.[5] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 16 September, 1897.[6]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis R. Blackburne
Captain of H.M.S. Heroine
26 Apr, 1886[7]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Mercury
18 Feb, 1890[8] – 1892
Succeeded by
Wilmot H. Fawkes
Preceded by
Frederick S. Vander-Meulen
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
1 Jun, 1893[9]
Succeeded by
Atwell P. MacL. Lake
Preceded by
C. C. Penrose FitzGerald
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
21 Mar, 1895[10]
Succeeded by
Burges Watson

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1875). p. 15.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1882). p. 77.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 74.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 235.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26785. p. 5609. 17 September, 1897.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 26892. p. 5162. 17 September, 1897.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 212.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 235.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 229.
  10. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 8.