John Borlase Warren

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Vice-Admiral John Borlase Warren, R.N., Retired (27 March, 1838 – 29 January, 1919) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Warren served in gunboats on both days at the bombardment of Sweaborg.

Warren was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 19 May, 1859.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 24 July, 1871.

Warren was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1880.

He was appointed in command of the second class battleship Rodney on 29 October, 1889.[1] He would remain in her command during the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890, during which she was part of Fleet 1, which was playing the role of the Royal Navy fending off attacks on British trade routes.[2]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, he was placed on the Retired List, dated 27 March, 1893.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert H. Harris
Captain of H.M.S. Audacious
25 Jan, 1888 – 29 Feb, 1888
Succeeded by
Arthur C. H. Paget
Preceded by
Charles S. Donner
Captain of H.M.S. Monarch
29 Oct, 1889 – 13 May, 1890
Succeeded by
Charles H. Bayly
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Rodney
13 May, 1890 – 31 Oct, 1891
Succeeded by
Henry Rose
Preceded by
Arthur E. Dupuis
Captain of H.M.S. Shannon
1 Mar, 1892[3] – 1 Apr, 1893
Succeeded by
George W. Hand


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 249.
  2. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 253.