James Fergusson (Royal Navy officer)
|Sir James Fergusson|
|Born||16 April 1871|
|Died||13 April 1942|
|Commands held||North America and West Indies Station|
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War
World War I
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Admiral Sir James Andrew Fergusson, KCB KCMG (16 April 1871 – 13 April 1942) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station.
Born the son of Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet and Lady Edith Christian Ramsay, Napier joined the Royal Navy in 1887. He served as a Lieutenant on board the cruiser HMS Barrosa when in January 1900 he was landed in Cape Colony to take part in the Second Boer War, during which he was mentioned in despatches and wounded. He also served in World War I commanding the battleships HMS Benbow and HMS Thunderer and seeing action at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. He went on to be Commander of Patrols at Malta and then Commander of the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron in which capacity he was present at the surrender of the German Fleet.
After the War he became Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff and then Assistant-Chief of the Naval Staff. He became Commander of the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron in 1920 and went on to be Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station in 1924.
In 1901 he married Enid Githa Williams; they had four daughters.
- The Dreadnought Project: James Fergusson
Sir Sydney Fremantle
|Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff
May 1919–August 1919
Sir Osmond Brock
Sir Michael Culme-Seymour
|Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
Sir Walter Cowan