Admiral Sir Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage (19 March 1833 – 10 June 1915) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore. Dubbed "Pompo," he was known for his immaculate dress and his white-glove inspections of the ships under his command.
Sir Algernon Heneage
|Born||19 March 1833|
|Died||10 June 1915 82)(aged|
|Commands held||HMS Falcon|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Heneage was appointed a lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1854. In 1861, he was commander of HMS Falcon, part of the West Africa Squadron. Promoted to captain in 1866, he took command of HMS Rodney in 1867 and then HMS Warrior in 1881. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1887 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1892.
Following the succession of King Edward VII, he was among several retired admirals advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) in the 1902 Coronation Honours list published on 26 June 1902, and received the insignia in an investiture on board the royal yacht Victoria and Albert outside Cowes on 15 August 1902, the day before the fleet review held there to mark the coronation.
He died in 1915 and is buried at Brompton Cemetery. The grave lies against the eastern wall towards the north-east corner. His wife lies with him.
- William Loney RN
- 1861 UK Census. class: RG9. piece: 4440. folio: 41. p. 1.
- "The Coronation Honours". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 5.
- "No. 27448". The London Gazette (Supplement). 26 June 1902. p. 4189.
- "Court Circular". The Times (36848). London. 16 August 1902. p. 8.
- The Peerage.com
- The Dreadnought Project: Algernon Heneage
Sir Michael Culme-Seymour
| Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
Sir Charles Hotham
| Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Sir Richard Wells