Thomas Sturges Jackson

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Admiral SIR Thomas Sturges Jackson, K.C.V.O., Royal Navy (6 March, 1842 – 9 September, 1934) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Jackson served in 1858 as Aide-de-Camp to Captain Hall at the capture of Chinese river forts, and was engaged in the capture of Canton and subsequent operations.

Jackson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 March, 1864.

Jackson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 November, 1873.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 14 October, 1881.[2]

He was appointed command of Colossus on 9 May, 1890.[3]

Flag Rank

Jackson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 20 October, 1896, vice Stewart.[4] On 7 July, 1899, he was appointed Admiral Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard.[5]

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 24 January, 1902, vice Fane.[6]

On 14 March, 1902, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.).[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 5 July, 1905, vice Brackenbury.[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 22 July.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir T. S. Jackson" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 11 September, 1934. Issue 46856, col C, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
6 Apr, 1886[10] – 1 Apr, 1889[11]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Dyke
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
18 Jul, 1889[12] – 14 Sep, 1889[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur D. Fanshawe
Preceded by
Cyprian A. G. Bridge
Captain of H.M.S. Colossus
9 May, 1890[14][15] – 25 Aug, 1892[16]
Succeeded by
Wollaston C. Karslake
Preceded by
Rodney M. Lloyd
Commodore-in-Charge, Jamaica
20 Sep, 1892[17] – 4 Sep, 1895[18]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Dowding
Preceded by
Atwell P. MacL. Lake
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
26 Mar, 1896[19] – 20 Oct, 1896[20]
Succeeded by
Andrew K. Bickford
Preceded by
?
Command of Fleet Reserve at Portsmouth
26 Mar, 1896[21] – 19 Dec, 1896[22]
Succeeded by
James L. Hammet
as Captain of the Portsmouth Fleet Reserve
Preceded by
Henry J. Carr
Admiral Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard
7 Jul, 1899[23][24] – 11 Jul, 1902[25]
Succeeded by
William H. Henderson


Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24031. p. 4816. 4 November, 1873.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25027. p. 5141. 18 October, 1881.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 211.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26789. p. 5833. 27 October, 1896.
  5. Clowes. VII. p. 7.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27401. p. 583. 28 January, 1902.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27416. p. 1811. 14 March, 1902.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27814. p. 4700. 7 July, 1905.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27822. p. 5222. 28 July, 1905.
  10. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  11. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  12. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  13. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 211.
  15. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  16. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  17. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  18. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  19. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  20. Inferring that promotion to Rear Admiral ended his command. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  21. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  22. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  23. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 7.
  24. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  25. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.