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HMS Iphigenia is Launched

Nov 19, 1891

HMS Iphigenia is launched from the yard of the London and Glasgow Shipbuilding Company on the River Clyde

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Rowland Bourke is Born

Nov 28, 1891

Rowland Bourke is born in London

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Macdonald Marries

1892

Claude MacDonald marries Ethel

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Beatty joins HMS Nile

Jan 19, 1892

Sub-Lieutenant Beatty joins HMS Nile

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Commerell is Promoted to Admiral of the Fleet

Feb 14, 1892

Admiral Sir John Commerell is promoted to Admiral of the Fleet

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Baron Roberts

Feb 23, 1892

Frederick Roberts is created Baron Roberts

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Captain Dyke Dies

Feb 27, 1892

Captain Dyke dies

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Redvers Buller is Promoted to Lieutenant-General

Apr 01, 1892

Redvers Buller is promoted to Lieutenant-General

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Redvers Buller is Appointed Honorary Colonel

May 04, 1892

Redvers Buller is appointed Honorary Colonel of the 1st (Exeter and South Devon) Volunteer Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment

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Admiral Stoddart Dies

May 20, 1892

Admiral James Stoddart dies at his home near Hyde Park in London

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HMS St George is Launched

Jun 23, 1892

HMS St George is launched

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Beatty joins the Royal Yacht

Jul 1892

Sub-Lieutenant Beatty joins the Royal Yacht HMY Victoria and Albert in the Mediterranean

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Lord Hay Retires

Aug 1892

Lord Hay retires from the Royal Navy

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Flynn Dies

Aug 10, 1892

Thomas Flynn dies in the Athlone Workhouse

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Powell Dies

Dec 24, 1892

Vice-Admiral Powell dies at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight

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HMS Minotaur joins HMS Bascawean

1893

HMS Minotaur joins HMS Bascawean training establishment at Portland and is renamed HMS Bascawean II

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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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John Rae Dies

Jul 22, 1893

John Rae dies of an aneurysm in Kensington

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Robeck Re joins HMS Britannia

Aug 1893

Lieutenant John de Robeck re-joins the staff of HMS Britannia

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Churchill Goes to Sandhurst

Sep 1893

Churchill is finally accepted to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst

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Victor Crutchley is Born

Nov 02, 1893

Victor Crutchley is born in Chelsea in London. He is the son of Percy Edward and the Honourable Frederica Louisa who was maid of honour to Queen Victoria who became his Godmother.

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HMS Forte is Commissioned

Nov 05, 1893

HMS Forte is commissioned

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Admiral Buckle Dies

Mar 10, 1894

Admiral Sir Claude Buckle dies in London

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Sir Garnet Wolsey is Promoted to Field Marshal

May 26, 1894

Sir Garnet Wolsey is promoted to Field Marshal

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King Edward Viii is Born

Jun 23, 1894

King Edward VIII is born in White Lodge in Richmond Park. His family will call him David

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King Edward Viii is Baptised

Jul 16, 1894

King Edward VIII is baptised Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David in the Green Drawing Room of White Lodge

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Erskine Childers At the House of Commons

1895

Erskine Childers becomes a junior committee clerk in the House of Commons with a view to then becoming a Member of Parliament

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Knight Grand Cross of the Bath

1895

Admiral Hamilton is advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Bath

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Smith joins the Merchant Navy

1895

Archibald Smith joins the Merchant Navy

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Churchill joins the Army

Feb 1895

Churchill is commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 4th Queen's Own Hussars

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Admiral Seymour Dies

Mar 30, 1895

Admiral Seymour Dies

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Captain Wilson is Promoted to Rear-Admiral

Jun 22, 1895

Captain Wilson is promoted to Rear-Admiral and given command of the experimental torpedo squadron from the cruiser HMS Hermione

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Edward Seymour is Promoted to Vice-Admiral

Nov 09, 1895

Rear-Admiral Edward Seymour is promoted to Vice-Admiral

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King George Vi is Born

Dec 14, 1895

King George VI is born at York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. This makes him the fourth in line to the throne at birth, after his grandfather, father and elder brother, Edward. This day is the anniversary of the death of Prince Albert and his father, the Duke of York who would later become King George V, was worried that this might upset the boy's grandmother, Queen Victoria, so he decided to name the boy Albert after Prince Albert.

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Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves

1896

Vice-Admiral Edward Seymour is made Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves

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Tyrwhitt is Given HMS Hart

Jan 1896

Lieutenant Reginald Tyrwhitt is given his first command, the destroyer HMS Hart

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King George is Baptised

Feb 17, 1896

Albert Frederick Arthur George is baptised at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. His family would call him Bertie.

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Redvers Buller is Promoted to Full General

Jun 24, 1896

Redvers Buller is promoted to full General

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Cradock is Promoted to Commander

Aug 31, 1896

Lieutenant Christopher Cradock is promoted to Commander and assigned as the Second-in-Command of HMS Britannia

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Edward Robinson Dies

Oct 02, 1896

Edward Robinson dies

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John Carless is Born

Nov 11, 1896

John Henry Carless is born in Walsall in Staffordshire

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Keyes Returns to Britain

1897

Lieutenant Keyes returns to Britain

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Sir Joseph Hooker Promoted

1897

Sir Joseph Hooker is made Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India

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Jellicoe is Promoted to Captain

Jan 01, 1897

Commander John Jellicoe is promoted to Captain and becomes a member of the Admiralty's Ordnance Committee

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Leopold Heath Publishes Memoir

1897

Leopold Heath publishes his memoir of the Crimean War

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Boyle joins the Navy

1897

Edward Boyle joins the Royal Navy as a Cadet on HMS Britannia

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HMS Boadicea is Paid Off

1897

HMS Boadicea is paid off and placed in reserve

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Robeck is Promoted to Commander

Jun 22, 1897

Lieutenant John de Robeck is promoted to Commander

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Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Jun 22, 1897

Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon is advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

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Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Jun 22, 1897

Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Seymour is advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

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Albert Markham Promoted

Aug 23, 1897

promoted to Vice-Admiral

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Naval Aide-De-Camp

Aug 23, 1897

Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon is appointed First and Principal Naval Aide-de-camp to the Queen

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HMS Canopus is Launched

Oct 12, 1897

HMS Canopus is launched. She is a pre-dreadnought battleship that was designed for service in the far east due to the emerging power of the Japanese Empire.

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HMS Bat Gets a Gyroscopic Torpedo

1898

HMS Bat becomes the first destroyer in the Royal Navy to receive a torpedo fitted for a gyroscope

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Admiral Rawson Commands the Channel Squadron

1898

Admiral Rawson is given command of the Channel Squadron

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Sir George Grey Dies

Sep 19, 1898

Sir George Grey died at his residence in the Norfolk Hotel in London and was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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Albert Mckenzie is Born

Oct 23, 1898

Albert Edward McKenzie is born in London

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Beatty is Promoted to Commander

Nov 15, 1898

Lieutenant Beatty is promoted to Commander ahead of 400 other Lieutenants thanks to being commended by Kitchener for his efforts during the Mahdist War

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Erskine Childers joins the Army

Dec 1898

Erskine Childers volunteers to join the British army to serve in the Second Boer War as part of the newly formed City of London Imperial Volunteers

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Salmon is Promoted to Admiral of the Fleet

Jan 13, 1899

Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon is promoted to Admiral of the Fleet

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Rawlinson is Promoted to Major

Jan 25, 1899

Captain Henry Rawlinson is promoted to Major

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Rawlinson is Bevetted Lieutenant-Colonel

Jan 25, 1899

Rawlinson is bevetted Lieutenant-Colonel

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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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HMS Vengeance is Launched

Jul 25, 1899

HMS Vengeance is launched form the Vickers shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness

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Whitworth joins the Navy

Sep 1899

Whitworth joined the Royal Navy as a cadet on HMS Britannia

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Alfred Godsal joins the Navy

Sep 1899

Alfred Godsal joins the Royal Navy as a Cadet on HMS Britannia

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Carden is Promoted to Captain

Dec 1899

Sackville Carden is promoted to captain

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Gerald Graham Dies

Dec 17, 1899

Gerald Graham dies

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Alfred Godsal is Rated Midshipman

1900

Alfred Godsal is rated Midshipman and sent to HMS Hannibal

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Civ Leave for South Africa

Feb 02, 1900

The City of London Imperial Volunteers departs from Britain for South Africa

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Beatty is Promoted to Captain

Nov 08, 1900

Commander Beatty is promoted to Captain

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Baron Roberts is Appointed C in C of the Forces

Jan 03, 1901

Baron Roberts is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Forces

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Wilson Becomes C in C of the Channel Squadron

Mar 1901

Admiral Wilson becomes the Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Squadron

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Carden is Given HMS Immortalité

May 1901

Captain Sackville Carden is given command of HMS Immortalité. She is the seagoing tender to the Wildfire, which is the flagship at Sheerness.

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