Admiral of the fleet frederick doveton Sturdee

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Admiral of the fleet frederick doveton Sturdee

Admiral during the Great War and a rival of Admiral Fisher




Frederick Sturdee is Born

Jun 09, 1859

Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee is born in London

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Location: Britain



Frederick Sturdee joins the Navy

Jul 15, 1871

Frederick Sturdee joins the Royal Navy as a cadet on HMS Britannia

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Location: Dartmouth



Sturdee is Promoted to Midshipman

Jul 19, 1873

Frederick Sturdee is promoted to Midshipman and appointed to HMS Undaunted

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Location: Britain



Sturdee is Promoted to Sub-Lieutenant

Jun 09, 1878

Frederick Sturdee is promoted to Sub-Lieutenant

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Location: Britain



Sturdee is Promoted to Lieutenant

Feb 07, 1880

Frederick Sturdee is promoted to Lieutenant and joins the brig HMS Martin in Portsmouth

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Location: Portsmouth



Sturdee Transfers to HMS Hecla

Feb 1881

Lieutenant Sturdee is transferred to HMS Hecla in the Mediterranean Fleet

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Location: Mediterranean



The Fleet Arrives At Alexandria

May 19, 1882

A fleet under Admiral Sir F. Beauchamp Seymour was arrived to Alexandria, only to find that Egyptian forces had been busy shoring up Alexandria's defences with modern Krupp cannon in anticipation of an attack. This fleet included Jackie Fisher as the Captain of HMS Inflexible, and Charles Beresford as Captain of HMS Condor.

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Location: Alexandria



Alexandra Riots

Jun 11, 1882

A row over a fare between an Egyptian donkey boy and a Maltese man triggered an anti-Christian riot in the city in which several hundred people were killed, including about 50 foreigners.

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Location: Alexandria



Principal Transport Officer

Jul 1882

Captain Harry Rawson is made the Principal Transport Officer during the Anglo-Egyptian War

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Location: Egypt



HMS Monarch Transfers Refugees

Jul 1882

Due to riots and attacks on foreigners in the city HMS Monarch was carrying over 700 refugees holding British papers, who are moved to a chartered P & O steamer.

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Location: Alexandria



British Ultimatum to Egypt

Jul 10, 1882

Admiral Seymour sent an ultimatum to the Egyptions demanding that they remove the guns from the forts guarding Alexandra harbour. The Egyptions replied that they were under no obligation to do so, but they might be willing to remove some of the guns from some of the forts.

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Location: Alexandria



The Bombardment of Alexandra

Jul 11, 1882 7AM

The British fleet bombards Alexandra

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Location: Alexandria



The Invasion of Egypt

Jul 13, 1882

Landing parties are sent from the British fleet to secure Alexandria

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Location: Alexandria



General Sir Garnet Wolseley Arrives in Alexandria

Aug 15, 1882

General Sir Garnet Wolseley arrived at Alexandria and set about securing the Suez Canal. Over 40 Royal Navy warships converged on the Canal from both the Red Sea in the south and the Mediterranean in the north. Troops were sent through the Suez Canal to Ismailia, and it was occupied on 20 August without resistance.

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Location: Alexandria



Port Said Occupied

Aug 20, 1882

Captain Fairfax of the Monarch, was instructed to occupy Port Said to secure the Suez Canal. Captain Fairfax and Captain Seymour of HMS Iris led at party of 216 seamen, 276 marines and 2 gatling guns, who landed at Port Said at dawn and in near silence. They surrounded the Egyptian garrison which surrendered immediately. Two companies of Monarch's seamen and a company of her marines made up part of the force that was based at the Dutch Hotel in Port Said from 21st August.

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Location: Port Said



The Battle of Tel-El-Kebir

Sep 13, 1882 5AM

British victory over the Egyptians at Tel-el-Kebir effectively ends the Anglo-Egyption war

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Location: Tel-el-Kebir



The End of the Anglo-Egyption War

Sep 14, 1882

A triumphant march on Cairo signalling the effective end of the war

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Location: Cairo



Convention of Constantinople

Oct 29, 1882

An international convention was signed that allowed vessels of any nation to use the Suez Canal, despite British reservations that this would limit their control over this vital waterway.

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Location: Constantinople



Sturdee is Promoted to Commander

Jun 30, 1893

Lieutenant Sturdee is promoted to Commander and assigned to the Directorate of Naval Ordnance at the Admiralty as a torpedo specialist

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Location: Britain



Sturdee is Given HMS Porpoise

Nov 1897

Commander Sturdee is given command of the cruiser HMS Porpoise on the Australian Station

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Location: Australia



Sturdee is Promoted to Captain

Jun 30, 1899

Commander Sturdee is promoted to Captain and knighted as a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

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Location: Britain



Sturdee is Given HMS Minerva

Oct 16, 1902

Captain Sturdee is given command of HMS Minerva

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Location: Britain



Sturdee is Given HMS Bedford

Nov 1903

Captain Sturdee is given command of the armoured cruiser HMS Bedford

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Location: Britain



Sturdee is Given HMS Bulwark

May 1905

Captain Sturdee is given command of the battleship HMS Bulwark and Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet

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Location: Mediterranean



Sturdee is Promoted to Rear-Admiral

Sep 12, 1908

Sturdee is promoted to Rear-Admiral

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Location: Britain



Sturdee Commands the 1St Battle Squadron

1910

Rear-Admiral Sturdee is given command of the 1st Battle Squadron of the Home Fleet, with his flag in the battleship HMS St. Vincent

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Location: Britain



Sturdee Commands the 3Rd Cruiser Squadron

Dec 1911

Rear-Admiral Sturdee is given command of the 3rd Cruiser Squadron of the Home Fleet, with his flag in the cruiser HMS Shannon

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Location: Britain



Sturdee is Promoted to Vice-Admiral

Dec 13, 1913

Rear-Admiral Sturdee is promoted to Vice-Admiral

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Location: Britain



Sturdee Becomes the Chief of War Staff

Jul 1914

Vice-Admiral Sturdee becomes the Chief of War Staff at the Admiralty

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Location: Britain



Vice-Admiral Sturdee Leaves Devonport

Nov 11, 1914

HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible leave Devonport under the command of Vice-Admiral Doveton Sturdee in order to hunt down von Spee.

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Location: Plymouth



Falkland Islands Rendezvous

Dec 06, 1914

HMS Glasgow and Bristol arrive in the Falkland Islands in order to meet up with Vice-Admiral Sturdee's squadron.

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Location: Falkland Islands



Sturdee Arrives in the Falkland Islands

Dec 07, 1914

Vice-Admiral Sturdee's squadron arrives in the Falkland Islands

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Location: Falkland Islands



Battle of the Falkland Islands

Dec 08, 1914

von Spee si defeated by the British squadron at the Falkland Islands

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Location: Falkland Islands



Sturdee Becomes Baronet

Jan 1915

Vice-Admiral Sturdee is created Sir Frederick Doveton Sturdee, 1st Baronet of the Falkland Islands

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Location: Britain



Sturdee Commands the 4Th Battle Squadron

Mar 15, 1915

Vice-Admiral Sturdee is given command of the 4th Battle Squadron in the Grand Fleet, with his flag in the battleship HMS Benbow

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Location: Britain



Battle of Jutland

May 31, 1916

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Location: North Sea



Sturdee is Promoted to Admiral

May 17, 1917

Vice-Admiral Sturdee is promoted to full Admiral

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Location: Britain



Sturdee Becomes C in C of the Nore

Mar 1918

Admiral Sturdee is appointed the Commander-in-Chief at The Nore

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Location: Britain



Admiral Sturdee Retires

Jul 05, 1921

Admiral Sturdee is promoted to Admiral of the Fleet on his retirement

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Location: Britain



Admiral Sturdee Dies

May 07, 1925

Admiral of the Fleet Sturdee dies in Surrey

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Location: Britain