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Fisher, John Arbuthnot, first Baron Fisher (1841-1920), naval officer

Paul G. Halpern

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Family, education, and early naval career | Marriage and children | Commander and captain: bombarding Alexandria | The navy scare, 1884 | Gunnery reform | Promotion to lord of the Admiralty | Commanding the Mediterranean, 1899-1902 | Second sea lord and navy reform | First sea lord, 1904: reform and war alarms | The dreadnought programme | Torpedoes, submarines, and British naval defence | An unorthodox radicalism | Relations with the Liberal government after 1905, and retirement | Life in retirement | Again first sea lord, 1914 | The Dardanelles campaign, resignation, further retirement, and death | Reputation

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