John Hugh Bainbridge

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Rear-Admiral John Hugh Bainbridge, J.P., Royal Navy (31 May, 1845 – 10 August, 1901) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bainbridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 28 June, 1866.

Bainbridge was promoted to the rank of Commander from the Victoria and Albert with seniority of 18 August, 1876.[1]


He was appointed in command of battleship Resolution in the Channel Squadron on 17 December, 1896. On 11 May, 1898, he was appointed in command of the Nile, port guard ship. On 30 August he was appointed Commodore, Second Class in command of a squadron composed of the battleships Nile, Trafalgar, Thunderer, and the torpedo gunboat Spanker. The squadron dispersed at Portland on 12 October and Bainbridge struck his broad pendant on 13 October at Devonport.[2]

Bainbridge was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 July, 1899, vice Fullerton.[3]


  • "Rear-Admiral Bainbridge" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 12 August, 1901. Issue 36531, col E, p. 4.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Gerard H. U. Noel
Captain of H.M.S. Narcissus
4 May, 1892[4]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Lang
Preceded by
Andrew K. Bickford
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
17 Dec, 1896[5]
Succeeded by
Charles R. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Orford Churchill
Captain of H.M.S. Nile
8 May, 1898[6] – 30 Aug, 1898
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Langley


  1. The London Gazette: no. 24356. p. 4673. 22 August, 1876.
  2. Bainbridge Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 58.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27100. p. 4444. 18 July, 1899.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 237.
  5. List of Her Majesty's Ships, Vessels, and Torpedo Boats Present at Spithead 26th June 1897 Together with an Index of the Officers Serving in Them, &c. p. 50.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 274.