Algernon Horatio Anson

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Algernon Horatio Anson, J.P., Royal Navy (3 August, 1854 – 12 November, 1913) was an officer of the Royal Navy. His younger brother, Walter Vernon Anson, also served in the navy.

Life & Career

Born the fourth son of Sir J. W. H. Anson, Second Baroney.

Promoted to Lieutenant with seniority of 16 April, 1878.

13 March 1888 sentenced to be reprimanded following Court Martial for contempt of superior officers.

Promoted to Commander with seniority of 30 June, 1892.

In 1896 he married The Hon. Adela Vernon, daughter of Sixth Baron Vernon. They had two sons.

Promoted to Captain with seniority of 1 January, 1899.

Retired 3 August, 1905 and promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 15 June, 1908.


  • "Rear-Admiral A. H. Anson" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 14 November, 1913. Issue 40369, col C, pg. 11.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John H. W. Theed
Captain of H.M.S. Salamander
11 Jul, 1893[1] – 24 Aug, 1893
Succeeded by
Douglas Hamond-Graeme
Preceded by
Rowland E. Berkeley
Captain of H.M.S. Landrail
15 Jun, 1897 – 17 Jul, 1897
Succeeded by
Ernest F. A. Gaunt
Preceded by
Henry C. A. Baynes
Captain of H.M.S. Hearty
17 Jul, 1897[2] – 1 Jan, 1899
Succeeded by
Herbert G. King-Hall
Preceded by
Philip F. Tillard
Captain of H.M.S. Apollo
11 Jul, 1899
Succeeded by
George E. Patey
Preceded by
Cecil Burney
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
16 Jul, 1901 – 22 Aug, 1901
Succeeded by
Algernon H. Anson
Preceded by
Algernon H. Anson
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
1 Apr, 1902 – 23 Jul, 1902
Succeeded by
Julian C. A. Wilkinson


  1. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1893. Issue 33999, col D, p. 10.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 256.