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Palmer was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1899.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27150/pages/3 no. 27150.  p. 3.]  2 January, 1900.</ref>
 
Palmer was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1899.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27150/pages/3 no. 27150.  p. 3.]  2 January, 1900.</ref>
  
Palmer was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 1 January, 1904.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27632/pages/25 no. 27632.  p. 25.]  1 January, 1904.</ref>
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Palmer served as Superintendent of Gymnasia at Portsmouth from February 1902 to November 1904,<ref>Barton, Mark.  McGrath, John.  "British Naval Swords and Swordsmanship", p. 129.</ref> being promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 1 January, 1904.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27632/pages/25 no. 27632.  p. 25.]  1 January, 1904.</ref> The Palmer Trophy, the Royal Navy's oldest award for team-based fencing and bayonet fighting, is named for him.
  
In May 1905, he assumed command of the {{UK-Highflyer|f=t}}.{{MackieRNW}}
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In May 1905, he assumed command of the {{UK-Highflyer|f=t}}.
  
Directly thereafter, assumed command of the {{UK-RoyalArthur|f=t}} in July 1906, remaining with her about one year.{{MackieRNW}}
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Directly thereafter, assumed command of the {{UK-RoyalArthur|f=t}} in July 1906, remaining with her about one year.
  
 
Palmer was appointed captain of {{UK-Aboukir}} on 9 March, 1909.<ref>Palmer Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 416.</ref>
 
Palmer was appointed captain of {{UK-Aboukir}} on 9 March, 1909.<ref>Palmer Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/42.}}  f. 416.</ref>
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Palmer was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 18 December, 1914, vice [[Cresswell John Eyres|Eyres]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29011/pages/10816 no. 29011.  p. 10816.]  18 December, 1914.</ref>
 
Palmer was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 18 December, 1914, vice [[Cresswell John Eyres|Eyres]].<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29011/pages/10816 no. 29011.  p. 10816.]  18 December, 1914.</ref>
  
==Post-War==
 
 
Palmer was promoted to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on 1 August, 1919.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31489/pages/9962 no. 31489.  p. 9962.]  5 August, 1919.</ref>  He was placed on the Retired List on 2 August.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31495/pages/10089 no. 31495.  p. 10089.]  8 August, 1919.</ref>
 
Palmer was promoted to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on 1 August, 1919.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31489/pages/9962 no. 31489.  p. 9962.]  5 August, 1919.</ref>  He was placed on the Retired List on 2 August.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31495/pages/10089 no. 31495.  p. 10089.]  8 August, 1919.</ref>
  

Latest revision as of 10:43, 10 December 2019

Admiral Norman Craig Palmer, C.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (20 August, 1866 – 12 January, 1926) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

For "special service in effecting the capture of a Slave Dhow on the East Coast of Africa", Palmer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 June, 1888.[1]

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1899.[2]

Palmer served as Superintendent of Gymnasia at Portsmouth from February 1902 to November 1904,[3] being promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1904.[4] The Palmer Trophy, the Royal Navy's oldest award for team-based fencing and bayonet fighting, is named for him.

In May 1905, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer.

Directly thereafter, assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Royal Arthur in July 1906, remaining with her about one year.

Palmer was appointed captain of Aboukir on 9 March, 1909.[5]

On the occasion of the visit of the King to Malta Palmer was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 24 April, 1909.[6]

Palmer was appointed a Naval Aide-Camp to King George V dated 4 June, 1913, vice Pakenham.[7] He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 13 October.[8] He was appointed in command of Conqueror on 16 December.[9]

Great War

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 December, 1914, vice Eyres.[10]

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 August, 1919.[11] He was placed on the Retired List on 2 August.[12]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 31 July, 1924.[13]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Norman Palmer" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 15 January, 1926. Issue 44170, col C, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry H. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
3 May, 1905[14] – 6 Jul, 1906[15]
Succeeded by
Cecil S. Hickley
Preceded by
George A. Ballard
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
6 Jul, 1906[16] – 4 May, 1907[17]
Succeeded by
George E. S. Petch
Preceded by
Rosslyn E. Wemyss
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
28 Apr, 1908[18][19] – 9 Mar, 1909[20]
Succeeded by
Harry Jones
Preceded by
Claud A. W. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Aboukir
9 Mar, 1909[21] – 17 Jul, 1909[22]
Succeeded by
Richard F. Phillimore
Preceded by
Colin R. Keppel
Captain of H.M.Y. Victoria and Albert
11 Aug, 1909[23][24] – 16 Dec, 1913[25]
Succeeded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Preceded by
Sir Colin R. Keppel
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
Commodore, Second Class Commanding, H.M. Yachts
11 Aug, 1909[26] – 16 Dec, 1913[27]
Succeeded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Conqueror
16 Dec, 1913[28] – 22 Dec, 1914[29]
Succeeded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Preceded by
E. Hyde Parker
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
27 Feb, 1915[30] – May, 1916[31]
Succeeded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25825. p. 3185. 8 June, 1888.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
  3. Barton, Mark. McGrath, John. "British Naval Swords and Swordsmanship", p. 129.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27632. p. 25. 1 January, 1904.
  5. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28246. p. 3277. 30 April, 1909.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28730. p. 4396. 20 June, 1913.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28764. p. 7148. 14 October, 1913.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 10 December, 1913. Issue 40391, col A, p. 15.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 29011. p. 10816. 18 December, 1914.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 31489. p. 9962. 5 August, 1919.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 31495. p. 10089. 8 August, 1919.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 32962. p. 5889. 5 August, 1924.
  14. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  15. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  16. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  17. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  18. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 379.
  20. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  21. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  22. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  23. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 392.
  25. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  26. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 416.
  27. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  28. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  29. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  30. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.
  31. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 416.