Lord Charles Montagu Douglas Scott

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Lord Charles Montagu Douglas Scott
Born 20 October 1839
Died 21 August 1911 (1911-08-22) (aged 71)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1853–1904
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Narcissus
HMS Bacchante
HMS Agincourt
Australia Station
Plymouth Command
Battles/wars Crimean War
Second Opium War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Lord Charles Thomas Montagu Douglas Scott GCB (20 October 1839 – 21 August 1911) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

Naval career[edit]

Born the fourth son of Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch, Charles Montagu Douglas Scott was educated at Radley College and joined the Royal Navy in 1853.[1] He saw service in the Black Sea in 1855 during the Crimean War.[1] He also took part in the Battle of Fatshan Creek in 1857 during the Second Opium War and served with the Naval Brigade during the Indian Mutiny of 1857.[1]

He was given command of HMS Narcissus in 1875, HMS Bacchante in 1879 and HMS Agincourt in 1885.[1] In 1887 became he became Captain of Chatham Dockyard and then in 1889 he was made Commander of the Australia Station.[1] His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1900.[1] He retired in 1904.[1]

He lived at Boughton House near Kettering in Northamptonshire.[1]


In 1883 he married Ada Mary Ryan;[2] they went on to have two sons.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Fairfax
Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Bowden-Smith
Preceded by
Sir Henry Fairfax
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Succeeded by
Sir Lewis Beaumont