Frederick Livington Campbell

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Captain Frederick Livington Campbell (20 July, 1854 – 25 January, 1906) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Campbell passed the Royal Naval College in May, 1875.[1]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 13 October, 1876.[2]

He was appointed to Vernon on 16 June, 1884 as a torpedo Lieutenant.[3]

Campbell was appointed in command of the T.B. 22 on 18 March, 1886.[4]

On 6 November, 1888 he was appointed to Hecla as first lieutenant and for torpedo duties. On 1 November, 1890, Campbell was placed in command of Hecla for a trip to Malta following the resignation of Captain Edwin John Payne Gallwey the day before. Campbell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1890 and remained in Hecla until Lieutenant Briggs joined. He then returned to England, arriving 23 March, 1891. During the summer, he helped distribute intelligence related to the annual manoeuvres until going on Half Pay on 8 September 1891.[5]

Campbell was sent to France to study the language at a colloquial level in January, 1892, being permitted four months. He was examined by the Civil Service in February and found to contain an "adequate" knowledge of French grammar. In May, Campbell again worked in intelligence in support of the annual manoeuvres. On 15 August, 1892, he was appointed to Neptune.[6]

Campbell was only briefly in Neptune before being appointed to command of the torpedo ram Polyphemus on 27 October, 1892.[7] He remained with her through a re-commissioning and was superseded when his appointment expired in mid November, 1895.[8]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1897.[9]

Campbell was appointed in command of Indefatigable on 5 August, 1899. He was faulted by the Admiralty for an error which caused her to be grounded in Port Antonio Harbour, Jamaica.[10]

Campbell was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser King Alfred on 21 July, 1903.[11] On 31 August, he was put in command of Prince George. In October, 1903, she collided with Hannibal while manoeuvring at night without lights, and Campbell was acquitted at a Court Martial on a charge that he had hazarded his vessel.[12]

Campbell commanded Majestic for the latter half of 1904 and then was appointed as Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Royal Dockyard at the turn of 1905. He was still in this appointment when, on 25 January, 1906, while hunting on leave at his cousin's, he fell from his horse and broke his neck, dying instantly.[13]

See Also

  • "Captain F. L. Campbell, R.N." (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 26 January, 1906. Issue 37927, col B, p. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Guy A. J. Greville
Captain of H.M. T.B. 22
18 Mar, 1886[14][15] – 1 Jul, 1886[16]
Succeeded by
William H. F. Taylor
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Grasshopper
4 Jul, 1888[17] – 31 Aug, 1888[18]
Succeeded by
Harold G. Grenfell
Preceded by
Edwin J. P. Gallwey
Captain of H.M.S. Hecla
1 Nov, 1890[19]c. mid Nov, 1890[20]
Succeeded by
John Durnford
Preceded by
Gerard M. Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Polyphemus
27 Oct, 1892[21][22][23] – 1 Nov, 1895[24]
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Warren
Preceded by
Harry S. F. Niblett
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
17 Apr, 1899[25] – 5 Aug, 1899[26]
Succeeded by
Ernest J. Fleet
Preceded by
Lewis Bayly
Captain of H.M.S. Indefatigable
5 Aug, 1899[27] – Sep, 1899[28]
Succeeded by
William J. Grogan
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. King Alfred
21 Jul, 1903[29][30] – 31 Aug, 1903[31]
Succeeded by
Herbert G. King-Hall
Preceded by
Arthur C. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
31 Aug, 1903[32] – 15 Jul, 1904[33]
Succeeded by
Robert H. S. Stokes
Preceded by
Hugh Evan-Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Majestic
15 Jul, 1904[34][35] – 27 Dec, 1904[36][37]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Madden
Preceded by
Walter H. B. Graham
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
1 Jan, 1905[38][39] – 25 Jan, 1906[40]
Succeeded by
James Startin

Footnotes

  1. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 13.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 249.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 257.
  5. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  6. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 28 October, 1892. Issue 33781, col F, p. 3.
  8. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  9. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  10. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 16 July, 1903. Issue 37134, col D, p. 8.
  12. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  13. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  14. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 257.
  16. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  17. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  18. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  19. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  20. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  21. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 28 October, 1892. Issue 33781, col F, p. 3.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 244.
  24. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  25. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  26. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  27. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  28. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  29. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  30. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 16 July, 1903. Issue 37134, col D, p. 8.
  31. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  32. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  33. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  34. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  35. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 343.
  36. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  37. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 343.
  38. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.
  39. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 15 December, 1904. Issue 37578, col E, p. 10.
  40. Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/221. ff. 195, 199.