Admiral Lord Walter Talbot Kerr

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About Admiral Lord Walter Talbot Kerr

Admiral of the Fleet Lord Walter Talbot Kerr, GCB, PC (28 September 1839 – 12 May 1927) was a Royal Navy officer. After taking part in the Crimean War and then the Indian Mutiny, he supervised the handover of Ulcinj to Montenegro to allow Montenegro an outlet to the sea in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Berlin. He became Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief, Channel Squadron and then Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet. He went on to be Second-in-Command of the Mediterranean Fleet, then Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Squadron and finally became First Naval Lord. In that capacity he presided over a period of continued re-armament in the face of German naval expansion but was unceasingly harassed by Admiral Sir John Fisher.

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Admiral Lord Walter Talbot Kerr's Timeline

September 28, 1839
October 1, 1874
Age 35
March 23, 1877
Age 37
February 28, 1883
Age 43
October 19, 1886
Age 47
November 25, 1894
Age 55
May 12, 1927
Age 87