Edward Fitzmaurice Inglefield

Edward Fitzmaurice Inglefield

Infobox Military Person
name= Edward Fitzmaurice Inglefield
lived= 1861–July 1945

caption= Rear Admiral Edward Fitzmaurice Inglefield, KCB in masonic dress in 1919
allegiance= flagicon|United Kingdom United Kingdom
serviceyears= 1861–1906
rank= Rear Admiral
commands= HMS "Antrim"
laterwork= Secretary of Lloyd's of London 1906 - 1921
Rear Admiral Edward Fitzmaurice Inglefield KBE (1861-1945) was a Victorian Royal Navy officer and later secretary of Lloyd's of London. He gave his name to the Inglefield clip, a device he patented in 1890 for quickly attaching signal flags.


Edward Fitzmaurice Inglefield was the youngest son of Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820–1894), Arctic explorer and Royal Navy Admiral. He married Julia Katherine Margaret; in 1891 she submitted a petition for divorce. [National Archives Document J 77/480/4611 (Divorce Court File 4611)]

Naval Career


He was promoted to Midshipman on 16 March 1876, and joined the "Emerald"-class screw corvette HMS "Tourmaline" on 5 March 1879, [cite web|url=http://www.pbenyon1.plus.com/Nbd/exec/IJK/Index.html|title=P Benyon - Extract from Navy Lists|accessdate=2008-09-12] probably on the North America and West Indies Station.

Anti-slavery in East Africa

A painting by Lieutenant E F Inglefield survives in the National Maritime Museum entitled "A Pinnace for Chasing Slaves". It seems probable that he served in HMS "London" during her time engaged in the East African anti-slavery campaign of the late 19th century.

HMS "Melita" and the Inglefield Clip

, and it was so successful that by 1895 it had become standard issue to Royal Navy ships. [http://www.geocities.com/melitahistoricac/19987.html#_ftn42 Melita Historica New Series. 12(1998)3(323-330)] ] It is still in use today.

Naval Intelligence

In 1904 Inglefield worked as the Director of the Trade Division of the Naval Intelligence Division.

HMS "Antrim"

In the last years of his naval career, he returned to sea to command the "Devonshire"-class armoured cruiser HMS "Antrim", part of the First Cruiser Squadron of the Channel Fleet. [cite web|url=http://www.geocities.com/scs028a/rn1906channelfleet.html|title=The Channel Fleet in 1906|Accessdate=2008-09-12]

Business Interests

On leaving the Navy in 1906, he became the Secretary to Lloyd's of London, retaining the position until 1921. In 1935 he was listed in the "Directory of Directors" as the Company Chairman of the Rio de Janeiro Lighterage Company Ltd.


Inglefield was a freemason, and was for many years a member of the Lutine Lodge, comprised of employees of Lloyds. He was the Provincial Grand Master of Buckinghamshire in 1917."10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One", by William R Denslow and Harry S Truman, Kessinger Publishing (2004), ISBN 1417975784]


In addition to the Inglefield clip, he continued inventing into later life; in 1923 he submitted Patent GB209652 for improvements to valve arrangements. [cite web|url=http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/209652.html|title=GB Patent 209652 - Improvements in or relating to valves or taps for controlling the flow or supply of liquids|accessdate=2008-09-12]


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