Category:Royal Navy Officers Educated at Burney's Royal Naval Academy

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This category groups those men who attended Burney's Royal Naval Academy – a private preparatory school in Gosport for boys wishing to apply for entrance to the Royal Navy through competitive examinations for the training ship H.M.S. Britannia.


Dr. William Burney established the school as Dr. Burney's Academy in 1791. His sons, a grandson, and a Reverend F. G. Johnson served as headmaster of the school in succession until it closed in 1904.

The school claimed that over 700 cadetships had been awarded to its students between 1857 and 1890, with first place being taken 75 times. That last figure seems misstated, but may refer to placement in various sub-areas, such as mathematics.[1]

See Also


  1. Hampshire Telegraph and Naval Chronicle (Portsmouth, England), 3 May 1890, p. 4.