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Lord Charles Montagu Douglas Scott

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lord Charles Montagu Douglas Scott
Born 20 October 1839
Died 21 August 1911 (1911-08-22) (aged 71)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Royal Navy
Years of service 1853–1904
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS <i>Narcissus</i>
HMS Bacchante
HMS Agincourt
Australia Station
Plymouth Command
Battles/wars Crimean War
Second Opium War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Lord Charles Thomas Montagu Douglas Scott GCB (20 October 1839 – 21 August 1911) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

Naval career

Born the fourth son of Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch, Charles Montagu Douglas Scott was educated at Radley College and joined the Royal Navy in 1853.[1] He saw service in the Black Sea in 1855 during the Crimean War.[1] He also took part in the Battle of Fatshan Creek in 1857 during the Second Opium War and served with the Naval Brigade during the Indian Mutiny of 1857.[1]

He was given command of HMS <i>Narcissus</i> in 1875, HMS Bacchante in 1879 and HMS Agincourt in 1885.[1] In 1887 became he became Captain of Chatham Dockyard and then in 1889 he was made Commander of the Australia Station.[1] His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1900.[1] He retired in 1904.[1]

He lived at Boughton House near Kettering in Northamptonshire.[1]

Family

In 1883 he married Ada Mary Ryan;[2] they went on to have two sons.[1]

References

Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Fairfax
Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station
1889–1892
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Bowden-Smith
Preceded by
Sir Henry Fairfax
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
1900–1902
Succeeded by
Sir Lewis Beaumont
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