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Victor Stanley (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Victor Stanley
Born17 January 1867 (1867-01-17)
Died9 June 1934 (1934-06-10) (aged 67)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Royal Navy
Commands heldHMS Essex
Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
HMS Erin
Reserve Fleet
Battles/warsWorld War I
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Admiral Sir Victor Albert Stanley KCB MVO (17 January 1867 – 9 June 1934) was a senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the Reserve Fleet.

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Naval career

Born the son of the Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, giving him the honorific "The Honourable", Stanley entered the navy in 1880, was appointed a Lieutenant in 1889, promoted to Commander in January 1901,[1] and Captain 1905. He became naval attaché to Russia in 1905, commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Essex in 1909 and Captain of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1912.[2] He served in World War I as commanding officer of the battleship HMS Erin from 1914 to 1917.[3] He became naval attaché in the British delegation to Washington D. C. in 1918, Second-in-Command of the 1st Battle Squadron in 1919 and Vice Admiral Commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1924. He was promoted to full admiral on 2 March 1926,[4] before retiring the same year.[5]

He stood unsuccessfully for the Conservative Party in Blackpool in the 1923 General Election.[6]

General Election 1923: Blackpool[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hugh Mowbray Meyler 22,264 53.7 +3.9
Unionist Hon. Victor Albert Stanley 19,192 46.3 -3.9
Majority 3,072 7.4 7.8
Turnout 84.8 +6.5
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +3.9


He married in 1896 Canadian Annie Bickerton Pooley, daughter of Hon. C. E. Pooley, K.C., of British Columbia.[7]


  1. ^ "No. 27263". The London Gazette. 4 January 1901. p. 82.
  2. ^ Naval and Military Intelligence, The Times, 8 July 1912
  3. ^ The Navy List, October 1915
  4. ^ "No. 33139". The London Gazette. 5 March 1926. p. 1650.
  5. ^ "Senior Royal Navy Appointments" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  6. ^ a b British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-49, FWS Craig
  7. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 323.
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