John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher(1841-1920), Admiral
Sitter in 17 portraits
Admiral of the Fleet; an efficient administrator whose reforming influence was felt throughout the navy. As a Vice-Admiral, he was commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean Fleet from 1899 to 1901. He was made a full Admiral in 1901, and became Second Sea Lord at the Admiralty in June 1902. Having retired as First Sea Lord in 1910, Fisher returned to office on the outbreak of war in 1914. He strongly disapproved of the Gallipoli campaign and resigned over the increasing demand for ships in the Dardanelles.
by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 November 1902