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Fisher, John Arbuthnot

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Title Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
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Birth 25/01/1841 Death 00/00/1920
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Titles Baron Kilverstone (1st)
Honours GCB. OM. GCVO. Grand Cordon of the Order of Osmanieh, Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III (Spain). Order of St. Alexander Nevsky (Russia). Order of the Rising Sun with Paulownia, Khedive's Star (Egypt)
He was appointed as Chairman of the Inventions Board 1915.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RN (With seniority dated 13/06/1854. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 25/01/1860). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 04/11/1860). He was appointed as a Commander RN 02/08/1869. He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 30/10/1874). He served in H.M.S. Inflexible (In command) 1882. He was present at bombardment of Alexandria in 1882 in Inflexible and landed with Naval Brigade and adapted the Ironclad Train. He was appointed as President of the Committee for Revising "The Gunnery Manual of the Fleet" in 1879. He was appointed as Director of Naval Ordnance 1886-90. He was appointed as AdC to HM the Queen 1887-90. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 02/08/1890). He was appointed as Admiral Superintendent Portsmouth Dockyard 1891-92. He was appointed as Lord of the Admiralty and Controller of the Navy 1892-97. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 08/05/1896). He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief North America and West Indies Station (Flag in H.M.S. Royal Sovereign and H.M.S. Renown) in 1897. He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of The Mediterranean in 1899. He served as the British Naval Delegate to the First Hague Peace Conference in 1899. He was appointed as a Admiral RN in 1901. He was appointed as Second Sea Lord in 1902. He was appointed as Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth 1903-04. He was appointed as First Sea Lord 1904-10 and 1914-15. He ws promoted to Admiral of the Fleet RN (With seniority dated 04/12/1905). He was appointed as First and Principal Naval AdC to HM the King. He was Honorary Colonel of First Royal Naval Brigade 1914.
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MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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