William Wharton (Royal Navy officer)
|Sir William Wharton|
|Years of service||1857 -|
|Commands held||HMS Shearwater
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Bath (1897) (
Fellow of the Royal Society (1886)
|Other work||Hydrographer of the Navy|
Admiral Sir William James Lloyd Wharton KCB FRS FRGS (1843–1905) was a British admiral and Hydrographer of the Navy.
He joined the Royal Navy in August 1857 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1863. He was promoted to commander in 1872. As captain of Shearwater he carried out extensive surveying the Sea of Marmora and the Bosphorus. As captain of Fawn he surveyed the seas off East Africa and as captain of Sylvia took valuable longitudinal readings. He was promoted to captain in 1880 and on 1 August 1884 he was appointed to the post of Hydrographer of the Navy, which he held for the next twenty years. in 1895 he was promoted to rear-admiral.
- A Short History of H.M.S. Victory, Gathered from Various Sources, Griffen & Co, Portsmouth. (1872)
- Hydrographical Surveying. A Description of the Means and Methods Employed in Constructing Marine Charts, John Murray, London. (1882)
- Captain Cook's Journal during the First Voyage round the World (Editor) Elliot Stock, London. (1893)
- The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena (Contributor), Trübner & Co, London (1888)