Frederick Tudor

This article is about the British admiral. For the American businessman, see Frederic Tudor.
Sir Frederick Tudor
Born 1863
Died 1946
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1876–1922
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Prometheus
HMS Challenger
HMS Superb
China Station
Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

Admiral Sir Frederick Charles Tudor Tudor KCB KCMG (1863–1946) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Third Sea Lord.

Naval career

Tudor joined the Royal Navy in 1876.[1] He was Commanding Officer of HMS Prometheus, HMS Challenger and HMS Superb.[1] In 1910 he was given command of the Gunnery School at Whale Island in Portsmouth.[1] He went on to be Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes in 1912.[1]

He served in World War I as Third Sea Lord from 1914 to 1917 when he became Commander-in-Chief, China Station.[1] Tudor was responsible for arranging the escape of refugees from Siberia through Japan and on to Canada. In 1917, he was awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, which represents the second highest of eight classes associated with the award. Notice of the King's permission to accept and to display this honour was duly published in the London Gazette.[2]

Tudor later became President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1920[3] before retiring in 1922.[1]

Tudor was an uncle of Owen Frederick Morton Tudor, who married Larissa Tudor, a woman some people have claimed might have really been Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  2. Order of the Rising Sun, conferred 1917 -- The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30363. p. 11322. 30 October 1917. Retrieved 1 February 2008.
  3. Michael Occleshaw, The Romanov Conspiracies: The Romanovs and the House of Windsor, Orion, 1993, p. 176


External links

The Dreadnought Project: Frederick Tudor

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Gordon Moore
Third Sea Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Lionel Halsey
Preceded by
Sir William Grant
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Duff
Preceded by
Sir William Pakenham
President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Richmond
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