Thomas Benjamin Stratton Adair
Life & Career
Adair was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 6 May, 1882.
On 30 May, 1906 the battleship Montagu ran hard aground on Lundy Island in thick fog while under Adair's command. The captain's Court-Martial was held on H.M.S. Victory from 15 August and concluded on 20 August. Adair was severely reprimanded and dismissed his ship.
In his book Whispers from the Fleet, Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher G. F. M. Cradock referred to "the regret felt throughout the Navy for the one man who suffered—A victim of unexpected circumstances."
- London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7581. 29 December, 1893.
- London Gazette: no. 27150. p. 3. 2 January, 1900.
- Cradock. Whispers from the Fleet. p. 366.
- "Rear-Admiral T. B. S. Adair" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 14 August, 1928. Issue 44971, col B, pg. 12.
- Cradock, Rear-Admiral Christopher G. F. M. (1908). Whispers from the Fleet. Portsmouth: Gieve's.
- The National Archives. ADM 196/42.