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  John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (January 25, 1841 – July 10, 1920), commonly known as "Jackie" Fisher, was a British admiral known for his efforts at naval reform.
Fisher was superintendent of the dockyard at Portsmouth for a few months in 1891–1892 after which he became Third Sea Lord, the naval officer with overall responsibility for provision of ships and equipment.
Fisher was knighted in 1894 and put in charge of the North Atlantic and West Indies station in 1897 before heading the British delegation to the First Hague Peace Convention.
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 Jackie Fisher
John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone (1841-1920), commonly known as "Jackie" Fisher, was a British admiral.
Fisher was born in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) to an English family, and joined the navy in 1854.
Admiral Fisher was a close personal friend of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
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But they were provided with other ways of proving their ability by the sweeping revolution which transformed the construction, the armament, and the methods of propulsion of all the navies of the world, and with them the once accepted methods of combat.
Lieutenant Fisher began his career as a commissioned officer in the year after the launching of the French Gloire had set going the long duel in construction between guns and armour.
From the Mediterranean command, Admiral Fisher passed again to the admiralty as second sea lord in 1902, and became commander-in-chief at Portsmouth on the 31st of August 1903, from which post he passed to that of first sea lord.
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Entering the navy in 1854, he specialized in gunnery and in 1872 was responsible for instituting the developmental work that perfected the torpedo.
Returning to the admiralty as first sea lord (1904), Fisher redistributed British naval forces to meet the newly recognized threat from Germany.
Created a baron in 1909, Fisher resigned as first sea lord in 1910 but returned to that position after the outbreak (1914) of World War I. He advocated an amphibious strike against Germany in the Baltic but opposed the Dardanelles expedition and resigned (1915) because of it.
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 Admiral Fisher
Fisher held the post of director of naval ordnance and torpedoes for five years and was appointed to the Admiralty board as third sea lord and controller of the navy in 1892; in this post he was responsible for the material efficiency of the fleet.
Created Baron Fisher of Kilverstone (1909), he retired in January 1910 and remained in retirement until October 1914, when he was recalled as first sea lord to serve under the first lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill.
Fisher's career ended over his ambivalent attitude toward the Churchill-backed plan for a naval expedition through the Dardanelles, which was intended to land a force and capture the Turkish capital.
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Fort Fisher Fort Fisher, Confederate earthwork fortification, built by Gen. William Whiting in 1862 to guard the port of Wilmington, N.C.; scene of one of the last large battles of the Civil War.
Fisher, John Fisher, John (Saint John Fisher), c.1469-1535, English prelate, cardinal, bishop of Rochester (1504-34).
Fisher, Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Geoffrey Francis, 1887-1972, archbishop of Canterbury (1945-61).
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John, king of England, 1167-1216, king of England (1199-1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
John I, king of Hungary, (John Zapolya) (za´polyo) (KEY), 1487-1540, king of Hungary (1526-40), voivode [governor] of Transylvania (1511-26).
John Crouch the printer first appears on the scene in 1647 as the writer of occasional counterfeits of Mercurius Melancholicus and Pragmaticus.
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John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone (January25, 1841 – July 10, 1920), commonly known as "Jackie" Fisher, was a British admiral.
Fisher was knighted in 1894 and put in charge of the North Atlantic and West Indiesstation in 1897 before heading the British delegation to the First Hague Peace Convention.Following this he was made chief of the Mediterranean station from 1899 until 1902.
Fisher resigned on May 15, 1915 amidst bitter arguments with the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill over Gallipoli, causing Churchill'sresignation too.
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Arbuthnot, John (1667-1735), British doctor and writer, who popularized the satirical caricature of the typical Englishman, John Bull.
Fisher, John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone (1841-1920), admiral who commanded the British navy during World War I. Fisher was born in...
John Bull (caricature), a conventional stereotype personifying the typical Englishman, the English people, or their government.
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John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone (January 25 1841 - July 10 1920), commonly known as "Jackie" Fisher, was a British admiral.
Amidst massive public controversy, he ruthlessly sold off 90 obselete and small ships and put a further 64 into reserve, describing all these vessels as "too weak to fight and too slow to run away", and "a miser's hoard of useless junk".
Fisher had opposed to the campaign from the outset, preferring an amphibious attack on the German Baltic Sea coastline, even having shallow draft battlecruisers such as HMS Furious and HMS Courageous constructed for it.
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Admiral Jackie Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher This image was scanned from a public domain text by the Great War Primary Documents Archive and is made available by them for any purpose provided that they are credited and a link is given to the Photos of the Great War page; see...
Admiral of the Fleet Prince Louis of Battenberg, later Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (24 May 1854-11 September 1921) was a minor German prince who married into the British Royal Family and pursued a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, eventually serving as First Sea Lord from...
The title of Baron Fisher was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1909 for the Admiral of the Fleet John Arbuthnot Jackie Fisher.
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Arbuthnot, John (1667-1735), Scottish physician and wit, born in Arbuthnot, Kincardine, and educated at University College, University of Oxford.
Fisher, John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone (1841-1920), admiral who commanded the British navy during World War I (1914-1918).
John Bull, a stereotype personifying the typical Englishman, the English people, or their government.
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John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (1841-1920), Admiral.
Fisher was an efficient administrator whose reforming influence was felt thoughout the navy.
Fisher returned to office on the outbreak of war in 1914.
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Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Arbuthnot Fisher, RN, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone By: Moses D.C. Kong (Jiang Zhi)
Admiral of the Fleet John Arbuthnot Fisher was an astonishing figure of the late Victorian period.
They associated the Mongol invaders with Prester John, a mythological Christian figure with vast armies and even vaster riches.8 Later, it became obvious that the Mongols were not fighting on behalf of Christianity; the fact was betrayed by their vicious attacks on the Christian kingdoms of Georgia and Russia and subsequent threats against Hungary.
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 Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
U.S. cartoonist Ham Fisher is remembered for creating the comic strip “Joe Palooka.” The very popular strip, about a slaphappy boxer, first appeared in 1930 and later was the subject of films and a television series.
U.S. oologist Lester Fisher was a leader in the movement to reorient metropolitan zoos toward wildlife conservation and preservation of species.
An author of fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children, Dorothy Canfield Fisher was popular especially for her novels concerned with the problems of home and children.
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 Additional Reading (from Fisher, Saint John) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The largest city in the province of New Brunswick, Saint John lies at the mouth of the St. John River on the Bay of Fundy.
A strong proponent of ecumenism, he was the first president of the World Council of Churches and in 1960 became the first archbishop of Canterbury to visit the pope since 1397.
Learn about the Presidency of John Adams, who was the second man to hold the office of U.S. President and the first to occupy the newly constructed White House.
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 Arbuthnot, John --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Scottish mathematician, physician, and occasional writer, remembered as the close friend of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and John Gay and as a founding member of their famous Scriblerus Club, which aimed to ridicule bad literature and false learning.
Bull was invented by the Scottish mathematician and physician John Arbuthnot as a character in an extended allegory that appeared in a series of five pamphlets in 1712 and later in the same year published collectively as The History of John Bull; he appeared as an...
It was crossed in 1818 by the explorer John Oxley and named Arbuthnot Range; the present name comes from Aboriginal words for “broke”...
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Fisher, Admiral John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone.
Fisher has been called the creator of the modern British Navy.
Specialised in gunnery and ordnance, the major revisor of the British 'Gunnery Manual.' Responsible for preparing the Royal Navy for war, strengthening the Home Fleet, modernising weapons, and introduced the 'all-big-gun' battleship (HMS D readnought, 1906).
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LAWRENCE, JOHN LAIRD MAIR LAWRENCE, 1ST BARON (1811-1879)
Friday and Saturday are held under the grants of 1607 and 1832.
Fisher, Notes and Recollections of Stroud (1871) ; T. Fosbrooke, Gloucestershire Records (18o7).
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 john baron
John Baron (born June 21, 1959) is a British politician, and member of Parliament for Billericay.
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Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron, British And Irish History, Biographies
Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron[Arbuth´nut] Pronunciation Key, 1841–1920, British admiral.
As second sea lord (1902–3) he reorganized and improved the method of training naval officers.
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They were the first battleships to be armed with the potent 15 inch (381 mm) guns, which indeed forced the Germans to alter the Bayern class armament from its original 12 inch (305 mm) guns to 15 inch (381 mm).
This class was the brainchild of two men, Admiral Jackie Fisher, and Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty.
Churchill was paramount in getting the Queen Elizabeths off the drawing board and into the water; but he was also influenced in a number of decisions about the Queen Elizabeths by Lord Fisher, who had been persuaded to come out of retirement by Churchill.
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Arbuthnot, John, 1667–1735, Scottish author and scientist, court physician (1705–14) to Queen Anne.
He is best remembered for his five “John Bull” pamphlets (1712), political satires on the Whig war policy, which introduced the character John Bull, the typical Englishman.
Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron - Fisher, John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron, 1841–1920, British admiral.
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John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, commonly known as "Jackie" Fisher, was a British admiral.
He had a huge influence on the Royal Navy in a career spanning more than 60 years, starting in a navy...
John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (January 25 1841 – July 10 1920), commonly known as "Jackie" Fisher, was a British admiral.
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Selborne, Roundell Palmer, 1st earl of[sel´bOrn] Pronunciation Key, 1812–95, British jurist and statesman.
He soon was associated more with the Liberals, however, and served Lord Palmerston as solicitor general (1861–63) and Palmerston and Lord John Russell as attorney general (1863–66).
His son, William Waldegrave Palmer, 2d earl of Selborne, 1859–1942, was first lord of the admiralty (1900–1905) and worked closely with Sir John Fisher (later 1st Baron Fisher) on the important naval reforms of the period.
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Lord Fisher said afterwards, "You may not like Winston, but he has got the heart of a lion." Thus was England saved, and Germany doomed.
John Bonner, a most admirable artist in many fields, an amusing account of an interview with Lord Kitchener which illustrates the Field-Marshal's passion for his Kentish home, and also sheds a telling light on the aesthetic side of his character.
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 HMS Renown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Renown (1895) was the only battleship of its class.
It served as Sir John Fisher's flagship on the North American station until being converted to a royal yacht in 1905.
After many years in reserve, it was sold for scrap in April 1914.
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