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 was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 3 September, 1872.[1]

For services in the South African War, he was promoted to the rank of Commander on 6 November, 1879.[2]

Craigie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1886.[3]

Craigie was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 August, 1900, vice Lloyd.[4]

Craigie succeeded Rear-Admiral Swinton C. Holland as Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard on 2 September, 1902.[5] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 24 February, 1905, vice Wilson.[6]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 2 July, 1908, vice Henderson.[7] 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.[8]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 23893. p. 3923. 6 September, 1872.
  2. London Gazette: no. 24780. p. 6317. 7 November, 1879.
  3. London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  4. London Gazette: no. 27219. p. 4945. 10 August, 1900.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 2 September, 1902. Issue 36862, col A, pg. 4.
  6. London Gazette: no. 27769. p. 1503. 28 February, 1905.
  7. London Gazette: no. 28156. p. 4940. 7 July, 1908.
  8. London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.

Bibliography

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

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