Frederick William Richards R.N.
Frederick William Richards R.N.

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Frederick William Richards R.N.Explanation
Son of Captain Edwin Richards, R.N (1791-1866)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
30 November 1833 Born
30 October 1866 Married Lucy (1820-1880; died in Simonstown, South Africa), daughter of Fitzherbert Brooke (1755-1825), of Horton, Gloucestershire, and widow of the Rev. Edwin King Fayle (1823-1855)
28 September 1912 Died (Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire)
WikipediaExternal link
Obituary in the Times newspaper
January 1848Entered Navy
30 October 1855Lieutenant
9 February 1860Commander
6 February 1866Captain
9 June 1882Rear-Admiral
15 October 1888Vice-Admiral
1 September 1893Admiral
29 November 1898Admiral of the Fleet1)
Date fromDate toService
29 June 1857 Lieutenant in Ganges, commanded by John Fulford, flagship of Rear-Admiral Robert Lambert Baynes, Pacific (Flag Lieutenant from April 1859)
9 February 186020 April 1861Commander in Vixen (until paying off at Woolwich), Pacific
8 March 18625 January 1866Commander in Dart (until paying off at Portsmouth), west coast of Africa
6 June 187030 June 1873Captain in Jumna
3 October 187310 May 1877Captain in Devastation, Channel squadron, then Mediterranean
1 January 1878October 1878Captain in Pembroke, flagship of Rear-Admiral Charles Fellowes, Admiral Superintendant of the Steam Reserve, Chatham
31 October 187830 March 1882Commodore in Boadicea, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa
30 March 18822 June 1882Captain in Thalia (until paying off at Portsmouth), returning home after paying off Boadicea at the Cape of Good Hope
22 July 188224 May 1885Commissioner of the Admiralty (Junior Naval Lord)
29 November 189016 February 1892Commander-in-Chief, China
20 May 189231 October 1893Commissioner of the Admiralty (Second Naval Lord)
1 November 189313 August 1899Commissioner of the Admiralty (First Naval Lord)
1)Special promotion to Admiral of the Fleet by Order in Council to enable him to remain on the active list until the age of seventy

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