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Admiral Lord Charles Thomas Montagu Douglas Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

He saw service in the Black Sea in 1855 during the Crimean War. 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.

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

He lived at Boughton House near Kettering in Northamptonshire.

 

Charles Montague Douglas Scot on cigatette card reverse of cigarette card
John Players... England's Naval Heroes 1898 Charles Montague Douglas Scott CB

 

 

 

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