William Wharton (Royal Navy officer)
Admiral Sir William James Lloyd Wharton was a British admiral and Hydrographer of the Navy.(2 March 1843, London – 29 September 1905, Cape Town)
Sir William Wharton
British Association members of the voyage around Africa 1905. W. Warton in the top row, 6th from right
|Born||2 March 1843|
|Died||29 September 1905 62) (aged|
Cape Town, South Africa
|Years of service||1857 -|
|Commands held||HMS Shearwater|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Bath (1897)|
Fellow of the Royal Society (1886)
|Other work||Hydrographer of the Navy|
He was born in London, the second son of Robert Wharton, County Court Judge of York. He was educated at Barney's Academy, Gosport and the Royal Naval Academy.
Royal Navy service
He joined the Royal Navy in August 1857 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1863. He was promoted to commander in 1872. As captain of Shearwater he carried out extensive surveying the Sea of Marmora and the Bosphorus. As captain of Fawn he surveyed the seas off East Africa and as captain of Sylvia took valuable longitudinal readings. He was promoted to captain in 1880 and on 1 August 1884 he was appointed to the post of Hydrographer of the Navy, which he held for the next twenty years. in 1895 he was promoted to rear-admiral.
- A Short History of H.M.S. Victory, Gathered from Various Sources, Griffen & Co, Portsmouth. (1872)
- Hydrographical Surveying. A Description of the Means and Methods Employed in Constructing Marine Charts, John Murray, London. (1882)
- Captain Cook's Journal during the First Voyage round the World (Editor) Elliot Stock, London. (1893)
- The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena (Contributor), Trübner & Co, London (1888)
- wikisource:Wharton, William James Lloyd (DNB12)
- "Wharton, Sir William James Lloyd". Who's Who. Vol. 57. 1905. p. 1716.
- A. M. F. (Dec 1905). "Obituary: Admiral Sir W. J. L. Wharton, K. C. B., F. R. S.". The Geographical Journal. Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). 26 (6): 684–686. JSTOR 1776080.