Randolph Frank Ollive Foote

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Admiral SIR Randolph Frank Ollive Foote, K.C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (14 May, 1853 – 28 November, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Foote was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1884.[1]

Foote was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1891.[2]

He was placed in command of the battleship Repulse in June 1899, staying until September of 1900.

He served as captain of Ocean from May 1903 until February of 1904.

Flag Rank

Foote was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 March, 1904, vice Dyke Acland.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 March, 1908, vice Dyke Acland.[4] In accordance with the provisions of the Orders in Council of 16 July, 1895 and 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List on 15 March, 1911.[5] He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 18 September.[6]

On 1 January, 1914, he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).[7]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir R. Foote" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 1 December, 1931. Issue 45994, col A, p. 19.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald H. Thornton
Captain of H.M.S. Ganges
10 Sep, 1889[8]
Succeeded by
John R. Prickett
Preceded by
Henry J. May
Inspector of Warlike Stores
8 Oct, 1892[9]
Succeeded by
J. Henry T. Burke
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Forte
5 Nov, 1895[10]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Preceded by
Sir Richard Poore, Bart.
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
30 Mar, 1898[11]
Succeeded by
Cecil Burney
Preceded by
Robert L. Groome
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
28 Jun, 1899[12] – 1900[13]
Succeeded by
Spencer H. M. Login
Preceded by
Henry D. Barry
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
18 Sep, 1900[14]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Waymouth
Preceded by
Richard W. White
Captain of H.M.S. Ocean
1 Apr, 1903[15]
Succeeded by
Thomas Y. Greet
Preceded by
Morgan Singer
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
14 Jul, 1904[16]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Limpus
Preceded by
Alfred A. C. Parr
Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee
1 Jul, 1905[17]
Succeeded by
Randolph F. O. Foote
as Vice-President of the Ordnance Board
Preceded by
Randolph F. O. Foote
as Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee
Vice-President of the Ordnance Board
2 Jan, 1908[18]
Succeeded by
Arthur P. Penton
Preceded by
?
President of the Ordnance Board
24 Jan, 1908[19]
Succeeded by
Sir Charles F. Hadden
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25372. p. 3009. 1 July, 1884.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26188. p. 4069. 31 July, 1891.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27659. p. 1791. 18 March, 1904.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 28122. p. 2261. 24 March, 1908.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28476. p. 2233. 17 March, 1911.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  7. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 12630. p. 7. 2 January, 1914.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 221.
  9. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/486.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 224.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 255.
  12. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 468.
  13. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 289.
  14. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 468.
  15. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 468.
  16. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 468.
  17. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 468.
  18. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 468.
  19. Foote Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 468.