William Wordsworth Fisher

William Wordsworth Fisher

William Wordsworth Fisher (26 March 187524 June 1937) born at Blatchington, Sussex, England, was a British admiral and captain of the battleship HMS "St. Vincent" at the Battle of Jutland.

Admiral Fisher was the son of historian Herbert William Fisher, and the brother of H. A. L. Fisher and Florence Henrietta Darwin.

Fisher married Cecilia Warre-Cornish (May 1, 1886 - January 30, 1965) on December 21, 1907. Their daughter, Cecilia Rosamund Fisher (November 22, 1909 - 1991) married Lord Richard Duke Coleridge (1905 - 1984) of the Royal Navy on August 28, 1936.

Admiral Fisher joined the Royal Navy in 1888 and was trained on HMS Britannia. He reached the rank of Captain in 1912. In 1917 he became Director of the Admiralty Anti-Submarine Division, and after World War I he was appointed Chief of the Staff for the Mediterranean Fleet. He became a rear-admiral in 1922. In 1932 he became Commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean Fleet and was promoted to full admiral. He was knighted in 1929.

References

*James, Sir William Milbourne - "Admiral Sir William Fisher" (Macmillan, 1943)
* [http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0014%2FWWFI Papers of Admiral Fisher]


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