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Swinton Colthurst Holland
Born 8 February 1844 (1844-02-08)
Died 8 June 1922 (1922-06-09) (aged 78)
Occupation British Royal Navy admiral

Admiral Swinton Colthurst Holland (8 February 1844 – 8 June 1922) was a Royal Navy officer who served as Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong 1896-99, and as Admiral-Superintendent of Chatham dockyard 1899–1902.

BiographyEdit

Holland was born in 1844, and joined the Royal Navy. He was captain of HMS Australia and in charge of the Medway Fleet reserve, before he was appointed Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong in 1896. He was promoted to flag rank as rear admiral on 1 January 1899,[1] and in September that year was appointed Admiral-superintendent of Chatham dockyard, serving as such for three years until 2 September 1902.[2]

He retired as admiral in 1908.

FamilyEdit

Holland married Eva Williams. Among their children were admiral Cedric Swinton Holland (1889–1950).

ReferencesEdit

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Military offices
Preceded by
Captain George Thomas Henry Boyes
Commodore in charge of Hong Kong
1896–1899
Succeeded by
Captain Francis Powell
Preceded by
Rear-Admiral Hilary Gustavus Andoe
Admiral-Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard
1899–1902
Succeeded by
Vice-Admiral Robert William Craigie

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