William Blewett Fawckner

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Vice-Admiral (retired) William Blewett Fawckner (22 February, 1857 – 4 June, 1944) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Fawkner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1882.[1]

Fawkner was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1895.[2]

Fawkner was promoted to the rank of Captain on 24 March, 1900.[3]

Fawckner was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Cressy in April 1906.

He was appointed to command the battleship Venerable on 12 August, 1907.[4]

Fawkner was placed on the Retired List on 27 February, 1912 and promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 19 December, 1912.[5]

In January, 1914, he was appointed Nautical Assessor Class III to investigate shipping casualties, for three years.

Fawkner was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 23 October, 1917.[6]

Fawkner died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 4 June, 1944.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Spencer V. Y. de Horsey
Captain of H.M.S. Iphigenia
14 Apr, 1904[8][9] – 10 Jan, 1906[10]
Succeeded by
Algernon W. Heneage
Preceded by
Frederick A. Warden
Captain of H.M.S. Cressy
3 Apr, 1906[11] – 21 May, 1907[12]
Succeeded by
Thomas Jackson
Preceded by
Reginald G. O. Tupper
Captain of H.M.S. Prince of Wales
21 May, 1907[13]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Savory
Preceded by
Herbert W. Savory
Captain of H.M.S. Venerable
12 Aug, 1907[14] – 2 Feb, 1909[15]
Succeeded by
Seymour E. Erskine
Preceded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Implacable
2 Feb, 1909[16] – 31 Mar, 1909[17]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Tottenham
Preceded by
F. Alban A. G. Tate
Captain of Portsmouth Dockyard
31 Mar, 1909[18] – 1 Feb, 1912[19]
Succeeded by
Cyril E. Tower
Preceded by
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Senior Naval Officer, Swarbacks Minn
before Feb, 1916[20]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  2. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  3. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 389.
  5. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  6. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  7. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  8. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 332.
  10. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  11. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  12. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  13. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 389.
  15. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  16. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  17. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  18. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  19. Fawckner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/374. ff. 445-6.
  20. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 9.