Fisher, John Arbuthnot
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Fisher, John Arbuthnot

(January 25, 1841, Ramboda [Ceylon] – July 10, 1920, London; from 1908 Baron Fisher of Kilberstone), British admiral. Fisher joined the Royal Navy in 1854, and, after a variety of seagoing posts, began a 14-year period of service on land in 1882. In 1899 he represented England at the First Hague Peace Conference. He was subsequently entrusted with the command of the Mediterranean Fleet. As Second Sea Lord (1901), Fisher undertook an intensive remodeling of the personnel struc…

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Herwig, Holger H., “Fisher, John Arbuthnot”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 17 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0204>
First published online: 2015



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