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Admiral SIR Ernest Russell Archer, K.C.B., C.B.E., Royal Navy, Retired (14 September, 1891 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Archer was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on 15 April, 1902.[1]

Archer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1914.[2]

Great War

Archer was appointed in command of the P38 in May, 1917, remaining in her until the end of February, 1918.

Archer was appointed in command of the destroyer Fury on 8 March, 1918.[3]

Archer was appointed to Fury as first officer on 14 January, 1915. On 3 July, he was transferred to Mons to await her commissioning. He was forced to leave her on 16 September to go to a hospital ship for surgery due to variocele. From there, two weeks in Chatham Hospital, but he was not discharged until 6 October. He was then appointed to Larne on the 15th, remaining in her until 3 January, 1916 when he was appointed to Nereide. By 23 April, 1916, he was informed that he had insufficient sea time to qualify him for destroyer command, and on 25 September he was appointed to Rowena.[4]

Inter-War Period

Archer was appointed in command of the destroyer Thruster on 29 July, 1920.[5]

Archer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1922.[6]

After a series of destroyer commands, he was appointed commander of Capetown on 2 February, 1925, where he would remain for two years.[7]

Archer was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1927.[8]

Archer was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1934.[9]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Revenge in July, 1939.

World War II

Archer was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1943.[10]

Archer was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 16 May, 1947.[11]

Archer was promoted to the rank of Admiral and placed on the Retired List on 1 December, 1950.[12]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. P38
16 May, 1917[13] – 28 Feb, 1918[14]
Succeeded by
Aubrey E. D. Moore
Preceded by
Frederick A. P. Foster
Captain of H.M.S. Fury
8 Mar, 1918[15] – 1 Oct, 1919[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Daniel H. Rainier
Captain of H.M.S. Thruster
29 Jul, 1920[17][18] – 21 Nov, 1921[19]
Succeeded by
Hubert Vaughan-Jones
Preceded by
Kenneth H. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. Tomahawk
21 Nov, 1921[20] – Jan, 1922[21]
Succeeded by
John E. Phayre
Preceded by
Richard Harter
Captain of H.M.S. Tumult
Jan, 1922[22] – Nov, 1922[23]
Succeeded by
Philip J. Mack
Preceded by
James R. M. M. Crichton
Captain of H.M.S. Senator
Nov, 1922[24] – Jul, 1923[25]
Succeeded by
Paul F. P. Berryman
Preceded by
Basil W. L. Owen
Captain of H.M.S. Wanderer
Jul, 1923[26] – Jul, 1924[27]
Succeeded by
Paul F. P. Berryman
Preceded by
Cyril St. C. Cameron
Captain of H.M.S. Argus
14 Jul, 1930[28] – 9 Sep, 1930[29]
Succeeded by
Claud A. Merriman
Preceded by
David B. Nicol
Captain of H.M.S. Constance
8 Jan, 1934[30] – 28 Jul, 1934[31]
Succeeded by
Lawrence F. N. Ommanney
Preceded by
Eldred S. Brooksmith
Captain of H.M.S. Vivien
1 Jul, 1935[32] – 30 Aug, 1935[33]
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson
Preceded by
Brien M. Money
Captain (D), Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla
1 Jul, 1935[34] – 30 Aug, 1935[35]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
30 Aug, 1935[36] – 10 Feb, 1936[37]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Blackman
Preceded by
Berwick Curtis
Captain (D), Twentieth Destroyer Flotilla
30 Aug, 1935[38] – 10 Feb, 1936[39]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Blackman
Preceded by
Victor A. C. Crutchley
Captain of H.M.S. Harebell
20 Apr, 1937[40] – 10 May, 1937[41]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Victor A. C. Crutchley
Captain of Fishery Protection and Minesweeping Flotilla
20 Apr, 1937[42] – 15 Jun, 1939[43]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John F. H. Sawyer
Captain of H.M.S. Hastings
10 May, 1937[44] – 15 Jun, 1939[45]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Roland F. B. Swinley
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
10 Jul, 1939[46] – 10 Jun, 1941[47]
Succeeded by
L. Vaughan Morgan
Preceded by
Harold T. C. Walker
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth
23 Jul, 1941 – 30 Mar, 1943
Succeeded by
Humphrey B. Jacomb
Preceded by
Victor A. C. Crutchley
Vice-Admiral in Charge & Admiral Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Gibraltar
Jan, 1947[48] – Jul, 1948[49]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Sir Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
Flag Officer Commanding Scotland and Northern Ireland
Jul, 1948[50] – 31 Jul, 1950[51]
Succeeded by
Sir Angus E. M. B. Cunninghame Graham

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 3.
  2. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 797.
  4. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 873.
  6. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  7. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  8. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  9. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  10. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  11. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  12. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396e.
  14. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 797.
  16. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  17. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 873.
  18. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  19. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  20. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  21. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  22. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  23. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  24. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  25. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  26. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  27. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  28. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  29. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  30. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  31. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  32. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  33. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  34. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  35. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  36. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  37. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  38. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  39. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  40. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  41. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  42. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  43. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  44. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  45. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  46. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  47. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  48. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  49. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  50. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  51. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.