Arthur Farquhar

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Sir Arthur Farquhar
Born 9 January 1815
Died 29 January 1908 (1908-01-30) (aged 93)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1829 - 1880
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Albatross
HMS Malacca
HMS Victory
HMS Hannibal
HMS Hogue
HMS Lion
Pacific Station
Plymouth Command
Battles/wars Oriental Crisis
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar KCB (9 January 1815 – 29 January 1908) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

Naval career[edit]

Farquhar joined the Royal Navy in 1829.[1] He took part in the bombardment of Acre during the Oriental Crisis in 1840.[2]

Promoted to Commander in 1844, Farquhar was given command of HMS Albatross in 1846[1] and fought pirates in Borneo in 1849.[2] Promoted to Captain in 1849, he commanded HMS Malacca, HMS Victory, HMS Hannibal, HMS Hogue and HMS Lion.[1]

Farquhar was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1869 and Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1878. He retired in 1880.[1]

There is a memorial to Farquhar in Christ Church, Kincardine O'Neil.[3]


In 1851 Farquhar married Ellen Rickman; the couple had nine sons and four daughters.[2]

See also[edit]


Military offices
Preceded by
George Hastings
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Hillyar
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Symonds
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Elliot