Ernest James Fleet

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Rear-Admiral Ernest James Fleet, R.N., Retired (22 September, 1850 – 5 May, 1935) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In August, 1876 Fleet was severely censured for H.M.S. Antelope going aground.

Fleet was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 10 August, 1877.

Fleet was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1890.

Fleet was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1897.

In April 1902, Fleet reported "no trace" of the missing ship Condor.

Fleet was appointed in command of the battleship Swiftsure in June, 1904.

Retired due to age on 22 September 1905.

Fleet was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 1 June, 1907.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William M. Annesley
Captain of H.M.S. Icarus
24 Sep, 1895[1] – 7 Jan, 1898
Succeeded by
George F. S. Knowling
Preceded by
Frederick L. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
6 Jul, 1900
Succeeded by
George A. Callaghan
Preceded by
Francis G. Kirby
Captain of H.M.S. Phaeton
10 Oct, 1900[2] – 28 Apr, 1903
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Peyton Hoskyns
Captain of H.M.S. Imperieuse
21 Jul, 1903 – 4 Sep, 1903
Succeeded by
Algernon E. B. Greville
Preceded by
Arthur J. Pocklington
Captain of H.M.S. Sans Pareil
8 Sep, 1903 – 23 Dec, 1903
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Swiftsure
21 Jun, 1904[3] – 22 Sep, 1905
Succeeded by
Arthur A. C. Galloway

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 232.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 291.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 381.