Admiral of the Fleet
Sir william henry dudley boyle,
the earl of cork and orrery

Updated 18-Oct-2007

Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Henry Dudley Boyle, The Earl of Cork and Orrery

Personal Details
Event Date / details Source
Date of Birth 30 November 1873 1
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Rank History
Rank Date attained Source
Entered Service 15 January 1887  
Lieutenant 1 October 1895  
Commander 31 December 1906  
Captain 30 June 1913  
Rear-Admiral 1 November 1923  
Vice-Admiral 12 June 1928  
Admiral 1 November 1932  
Admiral of the Fleet 21 January 1938  

Honours and Knighthoods
Honour or Knighthood Date awarded Date Gazetted Source
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (G.C.B.)      

Rewards & Distinctions


Special Attainments or Qualifications

Service / Appointments History
Ship Station Date of
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Source: ADM 196/
Date of Report General Conduct Ability Professional knowledge, specifying any particular branch Whether temperate habits Special knowledge or acquirements (Languages, Drawing, & c.) Remarks, mentioning any special defects or high qualifications as regards Zeal, Judgment, Physical Qualities, & c., and if specially recommended for advancement. Remarks

Special Reports or Service
Source: ADM 196/

Captain's Confidential Reports
Source: ADM 196/89 -Captain's Confidential Report
Remarks Reporting Officer

Commander's Confidential Reports
Source: ADM 196/
Remarks Reporting Officer

1 ADM 196/89 - Captain's Confidential Report National Archives
3 London Gazette (various dates)