Admiral
Sir rudolf walter
bentinck
k.C.b., K.C.m.G.

Updated 29-May-2008

Admiral Sir Rudolf Walter Bentinck

Personal Details
Event Date / details Source
Date of Birth 20 March 1869 1
Place of Birth Little Green, Compton, Surrey 1
Name of father Captain Wolter Bentinck, Froyle House, Alton, Hants. 1
Profession of father Army Captain 2
Wife's Name Mabel Fetherstonhaugh 2
Date of Marriage St Mark’s church, London 2
Place of Marriage 13 April 1898 2
Date of Death 14 February 1948 2
Place of Burial St Thomas’ Church, Worting, Basingstoke 2


Rank History
Rank Date attained Source
Midshipman 15 July 1884 1
Acting Sub-Lieutenant 14 July 1888 1
Sub-Lieutenant 14 July 1888 1
Lieutenant 14 July 1890 1
Commander 31 December 1901 1
Captain 31 December 1907 1
Rear-Admiral 3 January 1919 1
Vice-Admiral 31 July 1924 1
Admiral 22 February 1928 1


Honours and Knighthoods
Honour or Knighthood Date awarded Date Gazetted Source
C.B. (Military) (for Battle of Jutland)   15 September 1916 1
Officers Cross, Legion of Honour   15 September 1916 1
Order of Vladimir, 4th Class with Swords   5 June 1917 1
Order of the Crown of Italy (Commander)   11 August 1917 1
Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class   29 August 1917 1
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Micharl & St. George   Birthday 1919 1
Legion of Honour (Cdr)   12 December 1919 1
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (Military)   3 July 1926 1
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Rewards & Distinctions
Source: ADM 196/43 Service History
 
 


Examinations
Source: ADM 196/43 Service History
Passed provisionally in Seamanship 14 July 1888 and finally 20 July 1888. 1st Class Cert. 925 marks.
Passed College April 1889, 2nd Class Cert. 1272 marks.
Passed Torpedo July 1889, 1st Class Cert. 185 marks.
Passed Gunnery January 1890, 1st Class Cert. 653 marks.
Passed Pilotage March 1890, 1st Class Cert. 908 marks.
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2nd Class Cert Rn Coll Exam June 1894 for Guny Lieut.


Special Attainments or Qualifications
Source: ADM 196/43 Service History
23 OCt 1890 Appln. to qualify for Gunnery Lt. noted.
June 1895 Granted 2nd Class Cert Final examn for Gunnerry Lieut.


Despatches and other relevant documents
 
 
 


Service / Appointments History
Ship Station Date of
appointment
Date of
discharge
Cause Source
Britannia Home 15 July 1884 July 1884   1
Northumberland Channel Sq. 18 Aug 1884 29 April 1885   1
Iron Duke Particular serv. 29 Apr 1885 29 April 1886   1
?Thaila? Passage to Australia 29 April 1886 27 Oct 1886 Opal 1
Opal Australian 27 Oct 1886 20 April 1888 ?Thalia? for passage home 1
Excellent for Exams Home 7 Sept 1888     1
Aurora lent for manoeuvres   18 July 1889 14 Sept 1889 P.O. 1
St. Vincent addl for Martin N duties Trg Brig 25 Mch 1890 3 Aprl 1890 Mayflower 1
St. Vincent addl for Martin N duties Trg Brig 3 Aprl 1890 4 July 0890 Sandfly 1
Sandfly Medn 4 July 1890 2 Sept 1890 Promoted 1
Sandfly (as Lieut) Medn 14 July 1890 27 July 1890 Edinburgh 1
Edinburgh Medn 27 July 1892 1 Sept 1893 For passage home 1
Excellent to qualify in Gunnery Ports 30 Sept. 1893 28 June 1895    
Intrepid Manoeuvres 18 July 1894 Aug 1894 P.O.  
Cher????? Manoeuvres 24 July 1895 30.8.95 P.O.  
?Desolation? for ?? duties Devonport 18 Aug 1896 11 Feb 1897 Home  
1 Oct 96 Lent to Mel???ene          
Howe for G duties as 1st and G ????? 11 Feb 1897 6 June 1897    
Empress of India G duties Medn 8 June 1897 25 Aug 00 Alexandra  
Alexandra 1st & for (G) ?Ch? 25 Aug 00 01 Revenge  
           
           
           
           
           


Reports
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Special Reports or Service
Source: ADM 196/42 Service History
 
 


Captain's Confidential Reports
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Sources
1 ADM 196/43 - Service History National Archives
2 Major Mark Bentinck, Royal Marines (Retd), (Grandson) via e-mails 2008  
3 London Gazette (various dates) www.gazettes-online.co.uk