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Douglas, Archibald Lucius

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 03/02/1842 Death 12/03/1913
Place Quebec City Place Newnham
Area Area Hampshire
Country Canada East Country UK
 
Titles
Honours GCVO. GCB. Order of the Rising Sun 1st Class (Japan).
Awards
Qualifications
 
Biography
He was educated at the Quebec High School.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RN (With seniority dated 04/1856). He was appointed as a Midshipman RN. He served in H.M.S. Arrogant. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 18/10/1861). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 23/05/1862). He served in H.M.S. Arrogant. He served in H.M.S. Aurora as Gunnery Lieutenant. He served as Commanding Officer Gunboat on the Canadian Lakes during the Fenian Invasion of 1866. He served in H.M.S. Cambridge as Senior Officer. He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 01/05/1872). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 19/07/1880). He served in H.M.S. Serapis (Iron Troop Ship) (In command) 1884. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 09/11/1895). He was appointed as Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee and as Commander-in-Chief East Indies in 1898. He was appointed as a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty in 1899. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 15/06/1901). He was the Commander-in-Chief North America and West Indies Station (Flag in H.M.S. Ariadne) 1901. He was appoined as the Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth in 1904. He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 02/03/1905). (He retired on 08/02/1907.) As a Midshipman RN and Lieutenant RN he was present at Naval Brigade engagements up the Congo and Gambia Rivers. He was the Instructor to the Channel and Reserve Fleets 1872 in the use of Harvey's Torpedo. He was selected by the Admiralty to proceed to Japan as Commander of a Naval Mission to instruct the Japanese Navy. He served two years as the Director of the Imperial Japanese Naval College in Yedo and for this he received the thanks of the Emperor of Japan. He was later the Captain of H.M.S. Serapis during naval and military operations in the Sudan in 1884.
 
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References
MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
Last update
2014-01-30

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