Francis Powell

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Admiral SIR Francis Powell, K.C.M.G., C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (15 September, 1849 – 5 October, 1927) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 February, 1872, Powell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 6 February of that year.[1]

Powell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 29 June, 1883.[2]

Powell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1889.[3]

On 3 September 1892, a Court Martial investigated a charge that Powell had hazarded Naiad when he had stranded her two days previously. He was admonished for the misadventure.[4]

In recognition of his services in Benin he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 21 December, 1894.[5]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Crescent in March 1895.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Mars on 5 January, 1898.[6]

For his services in China Powell was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) on 26 June, 1902.[7]

Flag Rank

Powell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1903.[8]

Powell was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 8 February, 1907, vice Bruce.[9] 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 13 February.[10] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 12 April, 1911.[11]

Powell offered his services to the Navy for the Great War, but was not taken up on the idea. He died of pneumonia and prostatic cancer.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir Francis Powell" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 7 October, 1927. Issue 44706, col B, p. 16.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Serpent
15 Jul, 1889[13] – 6 Sep, 1889[14]
Succeeded by
Harry L. Ross
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Naiad
8 Jul, 1892[15] – 1 Dec, 1892[16]
Succeeded by
Michael P. O'Callaghan
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Phoebe
1 Dec, 1892[17] – 3 Feb, 1895[18]
Succeeded by
Thomas MacGill
Preceded by
Charles R. Arbuthnot
Captain of H.M.S. Crescent
12 Mar, 1895[19][20] – 15 Oct, 1897[21]
Succeeded by
H.R.H. Prince George
Preceded by
Reginald F. H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Mars
5 Jan, 1898[22][23][24] – 5 Jan, 1899[25]
Succeeded by
Henry J. May
Preceded by
Swinton C. Holland
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
5 Jan, 1899[26][27] – 10 Feb, 1902[28]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Robinson

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23826. p. 510. 9 February, 1872.
  2. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25969. p. 4738. 30 August, 1889.
  4. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 26581. p. 7527. 21 December, 1894.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 20 December, 1897. Issue 35391, col C, p. 10.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27456. p. 4669. 22 July, 1902.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 3. 2 January, 1903.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27993. p. 899. 8 February, 1907.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 27995. p. 1067. 15 February, 1907.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28485. p. 2967. 14 April, 1911.
  12. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  13. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  14. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  15. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  16. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  17. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  18. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  19. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  20. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 215.
  21. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  22. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 270.
  24. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 20 December, 1897. Issue 35391, col C, p. 10.
  25. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  26. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.
  27. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 4 January, 1899. Issue 35717, col D, p. 8.
  28. Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/243. f. 1052.