Charles Frederick Hotham

Charles Frederick Hotham
Sir Charles Hotham
Born 20 March 1843
Died 22 March 1925
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1863-1903
Rank Admiral of the Fleet
Commands held HMS Charybdis
HMS Alexandra
Pacific Station
Nore Command
Portsmouth Command
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Frederick Hotham, GCB GCVO (20 March 1843 – 22 March 1925) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.

Naval career

Born the son of Captain John Hotham and Maria Elizabeth Thompson,[1] Hotham joined the Royal Navy in 1863.[2]

As a lieutenant he fought in the New Zealand War and in 1877 became Captain of the corvette HMS Charybdis.[2]

He was Captain of the ironclad warship HMS Alexandra when she fired the first shot at the Bombardment of Alexandria.[2] He went on to be Junior Naval Lord in 1888.[2] As Rear-Admiral he was Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station from 1890 to 1893.[2] He became Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1897[2] and Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth in 1900.[3] He retired in 1903.[3]

He died in London in 1925.[2]


He married on 29 February 1872 Margaret Home, the daughter of David Milne Home.[1] They had one son, John Beaumont Hotham, in 1874.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Lord Charles Beresford
Junior Naval Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Bedford
Preceded by
Sir Algernon Heneage
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Stephenson
Preceded by
Sir Henry Nicholson
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Succeeded by
Sir Nathaniel Bowden-Smith
Preceded by
Sir Michael Culme-Seymour
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth
Succeeded by
Sir John Fisher

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