Swinton Colthurst Holland

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Admiral Swinton Colthurst Holland, J.P., F.R.G.S., Royal Navy (8 February, 1844 – 8 June, 1922) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 25 March, 1878.[1]

Holland was appointed in command of the battleship Agincourt on 1 December, 1886.[2]

Flag Rank

Holland was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 1 January, 1899.[3]

On 6 August the First Lord of the Admiralty, George J. Goschen, wrote to the First Naval Lord, Sir Frederick W. Richards, "I omitted to mention when I saw you on Friday that I was offering Portsmouth Dockyard to Aldrich, and Chatham to Holland, both from all that I have heard admirable men …"[4]

Holland was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 30 August, 1903, vice Bridge.[5]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 1 June, 1907, vice Jenkings.[6]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, Holland was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 11 April, 1908.[7]

He died at his Chichester home on 8 June 1922 of sudden heart failure at the age of seventy-eight.

Bibliography

  • "Death of Admiral Swinton Holland" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 10 June, 1922. Issue 43054, col C, pg. 13.

Service Records

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24569. p. 2394. 5 April, 1878.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 192.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27041. p. 148. 10 January, 1899.
  4. The Naval Review (November, 1933). XXI (4). p. 790.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27593. p. 5476. 1 September, 1903.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28027. p. 3832. 4 June, 1907.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28128. p. 2850. 14 April, 1908.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 200.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 246.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 8 July, 1896. Issue 34937, col A, p. 12.
  11. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 6.