Henry Peter Routh

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Vice-Admiral Henry Peter Routh, M.V.O., R.N., Retired (12 September, 1851 – 8 January, 1944) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

In December, 1864, Routh was ranked eighth in order of merit of thirty-six candidates accepted as first-class Naval Cadets following the entrance examinations.[1]

Routh was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 2 July, 1875.[2]

On 19 August, 1890, Routh was promoted to the rank of Commander with seniority of 30 June, 1890.[3]

On 22 May, 1892, he was appointed in command of the screw sloop Cruiser.[4]

He married Ethel B. Dauberry on 17 April, 1894.[5]

Routh was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December 1896 and relinquished command of Cruiser after more than four and a half years in command.[6]

In March 1900, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Juno, which served as an escort to the temporarily commissioned Royal Yacht, Ophir, between April - September 1901.

He was appointed to be a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order in August 1902.[7]

He succeeded to the command of Victorious in January 1903.

Routh was placed on the Retired List on 12 September, 1906.[8]

Routh was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 26 January, 1907 and to Vice-Admiral on 18 September, 1911.[9]

He succumbed to bronchitis and influenza in 1944.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry C. Kane
Captain of H.M.S. Calliope
23 Feb, 1897[11] – 26 Mar, 1900[12]
Succeeded by
Erasmus D. St. A. Ommanney
Preceded by
Henry B. Jackson
Captain of H.M.S. Juno
26 Mar, 1900[13] – 2 Jun, 1902[14]
Succeeded by
David Beatty
Preceded by
Charles H. Cross
Captain of H.M.S. Victorious
20 Jan, 1903[15] – 3 Nov, 1903[16]
Succeeded by
Sackville H. Carden
Preceded by
New Command
Captain-in-Charge of the Eastern Coast Guard District
3 Nov, 1903[17][18] – 12 Sep, 1906[19]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Dare
as Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the Eastern Coast Guard District

Footnotes

  1. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 14, 1864; pg. 10; Issue 25055.
  2. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  3. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  4. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  5. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  6. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 112.
  7. The London Gazette (22 August 1902), p. 5462.
  8. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  9. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  10. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  11. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  12. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  13. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  14. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  15. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  16. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 419.
  18. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.
  19. Routh Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/311. f. 1122.