Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage R.N.
Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage R.N.

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Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage R.N.Explanation
Son of Charles Fieschi Heneage
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
19 March 1833 Born
11 February 1874 Married Louisa Emma, daughter of Sir Edmund Antrobus, 3rd Bart.
10 June 1915 Died
In a review of 'Scott of the Antarctic' by David Crane, in the Guardian of 10 December 2005, David Rushby cites: Algernon 'Pompo' Heneage, a man who would stalk through his ship wearing a pair of white kid gloves. Behind him a coxswain waited with a further dozen pairs on a silver tray as Heneage 'groped behind pipes and down lavatory bowls for the traces of dirt that could damn an executive officer's career for ever'. This tartar refused to wear his uniform for prayers as 'no Royal Navy officer should be seen kneeling to a higher deity'
8 March 1854Lieutenant
10 January 1861Commander
26 June 1866Captain
7 July 1884Rear-Admiral
29 November 1889Vice-Admiral
9 December 1894Admiral
19 March 1898Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
(10 January 1861)6 October 1862Commander in Falcon (until paying off at Portsmouth), west coast of Africa
14 December 1863 Commander in Lily, North America and West Indies
21 January 186727 April 1870Captain in Rodney (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Portsmouth), flagship of Vice-Admiral Henry Keppel, China
2 November 18721 November 1875Captain in Royal Adelaide, flagship of Admiral Henry Keppel on the Devonport station
7 January 188130 April 1881Captain in Warrior, Coast Guard, Portland
20 September 18874 February 1890Commander-in-chief, Pacific
27 February 189210 December 1894Commander-in-chief, the Nore

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