Charles Carter Drury
|Sir Charles Carter Drury|
August 27, 1846|
Rothesay, New Brunswick
|Died||May 18, 1914
|Years of service||1865-1911|
|Commands held||East Indies Station
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India
Born in Rothesay, New Brunswick, he was the son of LeBaron Drury (1813–1882), British Consul and High Sheriff of Saint John, New Brunswick, by his wife Eliza Sophia Poyntz, daughter of Colonel James Poyntz (1796–1887), of the 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot.
Drury joined the Royal Navy and was made a sub-lieutenant in 1865. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1868, to Commander in 1878 and to Captain in 1885. Drury was appointed Commanding Officer of the battleship HMS Hood in 1895.
Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1899, he went on to serve as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station from 1902 and then Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel from 1903. He was promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1904, and became Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet from 1907 before being promoted to Admiral and becoming Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1908. He retired in 1911.
- "ADMIRAL SIR C. C. DRURY.; Second Lord of Admiralty from 1903 Until 1908 Dies in London". New York Times. May 19, 1914. p. 9.
- HMS Hood
- Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904 - 1975
- Attending the Prince of Wales The Duke of York's Royal Military School
- Matron's Memories - the Gillingham naval orphans' home Naval Historical Collectors & Research Association
- The Dreadnought Project: Charles Carter Drury
Sir Day Bosanquet
|Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Sir George Atkinson-Willes
Sir John Fisher
|Second Sea Lord
Sir William May
Lord Charles Beresford
|Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
Sir Assheton Curzon-Howe
Sir Gerard Noel
|Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Sir Richard Poore
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