James Lacon Hammet

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Vice-Admiral James Lacon Hammet, C.V.O., Royal Navy (15 May, 1848 – 15 February, 1905) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hammet was promoted to the rank of Commander on 23 June, 1880.[1]

Hammet was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1886, at the relatively young age of thirty-seven.[2] On 15 December, 1890, he was appointed in command of the troop ship Tamar.[3]

On 1 January, 1900, Hammet was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral.[4] He served as one of the three umpires for the 1901 naval manœuvres.[5]

On the occasion of the King's visit to Malta Hammet was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 21 April, 1903.[6]

Hammet was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 January, 1905.[7]

His successor at Malta was appointed on 16 January, 1905. Hammet started for home, but was not to make it; he died at the Grand Hotel in Florence on 15 February, following two days' illness.

Bibliography

  • "Obituary" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 17 February, 1905. Issue 37633, col F, p. 8.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
The Hon. Thomas S. Brand
Captain of H.M.S. Swiftsure
24 Apr, 1888[8]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gerard H. U. Noel
Captain of H.M.S. Nile
1 Nov, 1893[9]
Succeeded by
Orford Churchill
Preceded by
William H. C. St. Clair
Flag Captain at the Nore
1 Feb, 1896[10]
Succeeded by
William F. S. Mann
Preceded by
Arthur K. Wilson
Captain of H.M.S. Sans Pareil
Feb, 1896[11]
Succeeded by
John R. E. Pattisson
Preceded by
William H. C. St. Clair
In Command of Sheerness Gunnery School
2 Mar, 1896[12]
Succeeded by
William F. S. Mann
Preceded by
Thomas S. Jackson
as Command of Fleet Reserve at Portsmouth
Captain of the Portsmouth Fleet Reserve
11 Jan, 1898[13]
Succeeded by
John L. Burr
Preceded by
Wollaston C. Karslake
Captain of H.M.S. Duke of Wellington
11 May, 1898[14]
Succeeded by
William Wilson
Preceded by
Burges Watson
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
16 Jan, 1902[15]
Succeeded by
Arthur C. B. Bromley
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24858. p. 2646. 25 June, 1880.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25545. p. 7. 1 January, 1886.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 256.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
  5. List of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels, and Torpedo Boats Engaged in the Naval Manœuvres (July, 1901). p. 10.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27560. p. 3525. 2 June, 1903.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27751. p. 150. 6 January, 1905.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 252.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 28 October, 1893. Issue 34094, col B, p. 7.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 28 January, 1896. Issue 34798, col D, p. 10.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1897). p. 268l.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 2 March, 1896. Issue 34827, col B, p. 6.
  13. Hammet Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 572.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 245.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 31 December, 1901. Issue 36652, col C, p. 9.