William Wilson

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Vice-Admiral William Wilson, R.N., Retired (29 June, 1848 – 21 July, 1921) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Wilson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 19 September, 1867.[1]

He was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the gunboat Cygnet on 24 September, 1877.[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 18 June, 1882.

Captain

Wilson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1890, and remained on half pay for a considerable time as was then the custom.[3]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Endymion on 18 August, 1896.[4] He was appointed in command of the second class battleship Anson on 1 October, 1897.[5] Anson paid off on 31 January, 1900, and he then went on leave followed by half pay.[6]

Wilson was appointed in command of the battleship Resolution on 1 June, 1900. On 24 June, 1901, he was appointed to Asia for command of the Portsmouth Dockyard Reserve. He was superseded at Portsmouth on 28 February, 1903, and on 8 March was appointed Captain Superintendent of Contract Built Ships on the Clyde. On 29 June he was placed on the Retired List under the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, and reappointed as Captain Superintendent. He became Admiral Superintendent on promotion to Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 31 August. He was superseded as Admiral Superintendent on 29 May, 1906. On 1 June, 1907, he was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List.[7]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral W. Wilson" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 23 July, 1921. Issue 42780, col B, p. 12.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
24 Sep, 1877[8]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Jauncey
Preceded by
John Hayes
Captain of H.M.S. Cocktrice
31 Oct, 1885[9][10] – 20 Nov, 1888[11]
Succeeded by
Fritz H. E. Crowe
Preceded by
Edward Chichester
Captain of H.M.S. Hearty
7 Jan, 1889[12][13] – 2 Sep, 1890[14]
Succeeded by
Gerald W. Russell
Preceded by
Herbert W. Dowding
Captain of H.M.S. Canada
31 Dec, 1892[15][16] – 9 Mar, 1896[17]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John L. Burr
Captain of H.M.S. Iphigenia
8 Jul, 1896[18][19] – 15 Aug, 1896[20]
Succeeded by
Horatio N. Dudding
Preceded by
Edward H. Gamble
Captain of H.M.S. Endymion
18 Aug, 1896[21] – 21 Jul, 1897[22]
Succeeded by
Robert S. D. Cuming
Preceded by
William F. S. Mann
Captain of H.M.S. Anson
1 Oct, 1897[23][24] – 31 Jan, 1900[25]
Succeeded by
William B. Fisher
Preceded by
James L. Hammet
Captain of H.M.S. Duke of Wellington
1 Feb, 1900[26] – 2 Mar, 1900[27]
Succeeded by
William Des V. Hamilton
Preceded by
Charles R. Arbuthnot
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
1 Jun, 1900[28][29] – 23 Jun, 1901[30]
Succeeded by
Alexander W. Chisholm-Batten
Preceded by
Reginald H. F. Henderson
Captain of the Portsmouth Dockyard Reserve
24 Jun, 1901[31] – 28 Feb, 1903[32]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Admiral Superintendent of Contract Built Ships, Clyde District
8 Mar, 1903[33] – 29 May, 1906[34]
Succeeded by
John E. Bearcroft

Footnotes

  1. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 193.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1878). p. 203.
  3. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  4. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 224.
  6. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  7. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1878). p. 203.
  9. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 201.
  11. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  12. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 220.
  14. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  15. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 211.
  17. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  18. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  19. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 211.
  20. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  21. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  22. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  23. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 224.
  25. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  26. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  27. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  28. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 4 May, 1900. Issue 36133, col G, p. 7.
  29. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 298a.
  30. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  31. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  32. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  33. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.
  34. Wilson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 205.