Frederick Charles Ashley Ogilvy

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Captain Frederick Charles Ashley Ogilvy (9 August, 1866 – 18 December, 1909) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Ogilvy was the third son of the tenth Ogilvy Baronet,[1] Lieutenant Colonel Ogilvy.[2]

Ogilvy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 January, 1888. Appointments in Valorous and Reindeer followed.[3]

He was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 9 March, 1900 in recognition of his service as senior Lieutenant of the Naval Brigade under General Buller in South Africa, where he was present at the relief of Ladysmith. Late in 1900, he was thanked for his help regarding a sunken dredger, the Canton River in Hong Kong.[4]

Ogilvy was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1904. On 3 July, 1905 he was admitted to Haslar Hospital with hemorrhoids and granted 14 days leave upon discharge.[5]

Ogilvy assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Grafton in February, 1906.

Ogilvy was then appointed in command of the battleship Revenge on 16 August, 1906.[6]

Captain Ogilvy was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Natal in December 1908, but succumbed to typhoid while in command. Friends assembled 240 pounds sterling to underwrite a medal in his name to be awarded to the top-placing qualifying candidate for Lieutenant.[7] His widow was granted 25 pounds in recognition of his having designed the "Knocker-Out".[8]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Captain F. C. A. Ogilvy, R.N." (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 20 December, 1909. Issue 39147, col D, p. 13.
  • Sumida, Jon Tetsuro (1989). In Defence of Naval Supremacy: Finance, Technology and British Naval Policy, 1889-1914. Winchester, Mass.: Unwin Hyman, Inc.. ISBN 0044451040. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Harry Jones
Captain of H.M. T.B. 75
1 Jul, 1891[9] – Aug, 1891[10]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Craig
Preceded by
William O. Story
Captain of H.M.S. Grafton
5 Feb, 1906[11] – 16 Aug, 1906[12]
Succeeded by
Edward M. Phillpotts
Preceded by
William F. De Salis
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
16 Aug, 1906[13][14] – 17 Aug, 1908[15]
Succeeded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard
Preceded by
Stuart Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Natal
14 Dec, 1908[16][17] – 18 Dec, 1909[18]
Succeeded by
W. Reginald Hall

Footnotes

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  3. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  4. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  5. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 25 July, 1906. Issue 38081, col D, p. 12.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 2334.
  8. The editor is unaware of what this gadget was. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  9. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  10. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  11. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  12. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 25 July, 1906. Issue 38081, col D, p. 12.
  14. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  15. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  16. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 347.
  18. Ogilvy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 415.