Henry St John (Royal Navy officer)

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Henry St John
Born (1837-01-05)5 January 1837
Died 21 May 1909(1909-05-21) (aged 72)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Iron Duke
Coast of Ireland Station

Admiral Henry Craven St John (5 January 1837 – 21 May 1909) was a Royal Navy officer who became Senior Officer, Coast of Ireland Station.

He was the son of Charles William George St John and the great-grandson of Frederick St John, 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke.[1]

Naval career

St John became commanding officer of the sloop HMS Sylvia in November 1873,[2] commanding officer of the Central battery ship HMS Iron Duke in August 1885[3] and Senior Officer, Coast of Ireland Station in January 1892 before he retired in January 1895.[4]

References

  1. Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage. Dean & Son, Ltd. 1902. p. 109.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Henry St John". William Loney. Retrieved 27 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Captains commanding Royal Navy warships" (PDF). Retrieved 27 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Senior Royal Navy appointments" (PDF). Retrieved 27 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Military offices
Preceded by
James Erskine
Senior Officer, Coast of Ireland Station
1892–1895
Succeeded by
Claude Buckle