Sir Edmund Fremantle
|Born||16 June 1836|
|Died||10 February 1929 92)(aged|
|Years of service||1849–1901|
|Commands held||HMS Eclipse|
HMS Lord Warden
East Indies Station
|Battles/wars||Second Anglo-Burmese War|
New Zealand Wars
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Born a son of Thomas Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe and Louisa Elizabeth Nugent, daughter of Sir George Nugent, 1st Baronet and a descendant, through Louisa's mother Maria Skinner, of the Schuyler family and Van Cortlandt family of British North America.
Promoted to Captain in 1867, he commanded HMS Barracouta, HMS Doris, HMS Lord Warden and HMS Invincible. He was made Senior Naval Officer in Gibraltar in 1881 and then went on to command HMS Dreadnought. He was promoted Rear-Admiral in 1885 and was made Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron in 1886 and Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1888. Promoted to Vice-Admiral from 1890 he went on to be Commander-in-Chief, China Station in 1892 and Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1896. He was promoted to Admiral later that year and retired in June 1901.
Fremantle was granted the honorary office of Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom in July 1901, and kept this until 1926.
He later joined the British Fascists.
- Burke, Bernard. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland, Volume 2. London: Harrison 1871, page 1270
- National Maritime Museum
- William Loney RN
- "No. 27325". The London Gazette. 21 June 1901. p. 4183.
- "No. 27338". The London Gazette. 26 July 1901. p. 4950.
- "No. 27086". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1899. p. 3585.
- Milestones: Feb. 25, 1929 Time Magazine, 25 February 1929
- Linehan, Thomas (2001). "British Fascism, 1918-39: Parties, Ideology and Culture". Manchester University Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0719050244.
- The Dreadnought Project: Edmund Fremantle
Sir Frederick Richards
| Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Sir Frederick Richards
| Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Sir Alexander Buller
Sir Algernon Lyons
| Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Sir Henry Fairfax
Last held by Sir William Martin, 4th Baronet
| Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom
Sir Stanley Colville