Algernon Heneage

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Sir Algernon Heneage
Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage, Vanity Fair, 1901-01-17.jpg
"Pompo". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1901.
Born 19 March 1833
Died 10 June 1915 (1915-06-11) (aged 82)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Rodney
HMS Warrior
Pacific Station
Nore Command
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
The grave of Admiral Algernon Heneage, Brompton Cemetery

Admiral Sir Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage GCB (19 March 1833 – 10 June 1915) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore. Dubbed "Pompo," he was known for his immaculate dress and his white-glove inspections of the ships under his command.[1]

Naval career[edit]

Heneage was appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1854[1] Promoted to Captain in 1866, he took command of HMS Rodney in 1867 and then HMS Warrior in 1881.[1] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1887 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1892.[1] He died in 1915 and is buried at Brompton Cemetery.[2]

The grave lies against the eastern wall towards the north-east corner. His wife lies with him.


In 1874 he married Louisa Emma Antrobus;[1] they had one daughter.[3]


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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Michael Culme-Seymour
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Hotham
Preceded by
Charles Curme
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Wells