Alfred Arthur Chase Parr R.N.
Alfred Arthur Chase Parr R.N.

The Royal Navy

Browse officers in command: A - B; C - E; F - G; H - K; L - O; P - R; S - T; U - Z; ??
Alfred Arthur Chase Parr R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1849 Born
1914 Died
Cape Parr, a large snow-covered cape along the west side of the Ross Ice Shelf, was discovered by the BrNAE (1901-04) under Scott, who named it for Parr, who was one of Scott's advisors
June 1863Entered Navy
15 June 1870Lieutenant
3 November 1876Commander
21 June 1887Captain
24 May 1901Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
26 January 1871 Lieutenant in Hercules, commanded by Viscount Gilford, Channel squadron
18 April 1875 Lieutenant in Alert, commanded by George Strong Nares, leading the British Arctic expedition of 1875-6 (also included Discovery, Captain Henry F. Stephenson). Alert reached 82° N, and Commander A.H. Markham (second in command) took a sledge party to 83° 20' 26" N, the highest latitude reached by man up till that time. Nares finally had to abandon the expedition when scurvy broke out.
11 August 1880 Commander (2ic) in Inconstant
(29 December 1882)7 June 1883Commander in Lively, untill lost off Stornoway (no lives lost)
17 May 188411 May 1887Commander in Frolic (until paying off at Sheerness), West coast of Africa, then (December 1885) south-east coast of America, relieving Algerine
10 September 1888 Additional Commander in President, for study at the Royal Naval College
17 June 1890 Captain in MelpomeneExternal link (from commissioning at Plymouth), south-east coast of America
26 November 1896 Captain in Prince GeorgeExternal link, Channel squadron

Valid HTML 5.0