Robert William Craigie

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Admiral Robert William Craigie, Royal Navy (25 July, 1849 – 21 August, 1911) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Craigie attended North Grove House at Southsea, and passed first out of 64 candidates for Naval Cadetships.[1]

Craigie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 3 September, 1872.[2]

For services in the South African War, he was promoted to the rank of Commander on 6 November, 1879.[3]

Craigie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1886.[4]

In September 1887, Craigie was sent to Vernon for a special full-pay Torpedo Course.

Craigie was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 August, 1900, vice Lloyd.[5]

Craigie succeeded Rear-Admiral Swinton C. Holland as Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard on 2 September, 1902.[6] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 24 February, 1905, vice Wilson.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 2 July, 1908, vice Henderson.[8] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 5 November, 1908.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral R. W. Craigie" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 23 August, 1911. Issue 39671, col F, p. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edmund G. Bourke
Captain of H.M.S. Hyacinth
1 Feb, 1889[10][11] – 10 Oct, 1892[12]
Succeeded by
Henry J. May
Preceded by
Wollaston C. Karslake
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
11 Jul, 1893[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Crescent
22 Feb, 1894[14][15] – 2 Aug, 1894[16]
Succeeded by
Frederic W. Fisher
Preceded by
Tynte F. Hammill
Captain of H.M.S. Camperdown
2 Aug, 1894[17][18] – 28 May, 1898[19]
Succeeded by
Harry F. Hughes-Hallett
Preceded by
William M. Lang
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
29 Aug, 1898[20] – 10 Aug, 1900[21]
Succeeded by
Charles R. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Swinton C. Holland
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
1 Sep, 1902[22] – 2 Sep, 1905[23]
Succeeded by
Alvin C. Corry

Footnotes

  1. "Classified Advertising" (Classified Advertising). The Times. Thursday, 16 April, 1863. Issue 24534, col B, p. 16.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23893. p. 3923. 6 September, 1872.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 24780. p. 6317. 7 November, 1879.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27219. p. 4945. 10 August, 1900.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 2 September, 1902. Issue 36862, col A, p. 4.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27769. p. 1503. 28 February, 1905.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28156. p. 4940. 7 July, 1908.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  10. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.
  11. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 227.
  12. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.
  13. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1893. Issue 33999, col D, p. 10.
  14. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 212.
  16. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.
  17. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.
  18. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 210.
  19. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 30 August, 1898. Issue 35608, col C, p. 5.
  21. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264. Some inference here.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 2 September, 1902. Issue 36862, col A, p. 4.
  23. Craigie Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/38/258. f. 264.