Sir Robert Harris
|Born||12 October 1843|
|Died||25 August 1926(aged 82)|
|Commands held||Cape of Good Hope Station|
Royal Naval College, Greenwich
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Harris joined the Royal Navy in 1856. Promoted to captain in 1879 and to rear-admiral in 1891, he commanded the Training Squadron from 1893 to 1895 before becoming Second-in-Command of the Mediterranean Fleet in 1896. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station in 1898 and played an important role in the Second Boer War: in October 1899 he formed a Naval Brigade and despatched the brigade to support General Frederick Forestier-Walker in defeating of the Boers at the Battle of Ladysmith - one of the guns surrendered by the Boers survives at Devonport today. Promoted to vice admiral in 1901 he went on to serve as President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1903 with promotion to admiral in 1904.
- Anglo-Boer War Archived 31 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- HMS Doris GunMoseley, Brian (March 2007). "HMS Doris Gun". The Encyclopaedia of Plymouth History. Plymouth Data. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- "No. 27288". The London Gazette. 22 February 1901. p. 1350.
- Vice Admiral Sir Robert Harris Sydney Morning Herald, 23 February 1901
- Royal Navy Flag Officers, 1 June 1906
- 'HARRIS, Adm. Sir Robert Hastings', in Who Was Who 1916–1928 (London: A & C Black, 1992 reprint, ISBN 0-7136-3143-0)
- Admiral Sir Robert Hastings Penruddock Harris
- The Dreadnought Project: Robert Harris
Sir Harry Rawson
| Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
Sir Arthur Moore
Sir Robert More-Molyneux
| President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Sir Arthur Fanshawe