Alexander Milne, First Baronet

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Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne, Bart.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Admiral of the Fleet SIR Alexander Milne, First Baronet, G.C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (10 November, 1806 – 29 December, 1896) was an officer of the Royal Navy in the Victorian era, who served twice as Senior Naval Lord on the Board of Admiralty.

Early Life & Career

Milne was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral of the Blue dated 20 January, 1858, vice Ross.[1] He was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 20 December, 1858.[2]

Milne was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral of the White dated 2 August, 1861, vice Ross.[3] On 14 November he was appointed a temporary Vice-Admiral of the Blue while holding the appointment of Commander-in-Chief on the North American and West Indian Station.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral of the Red on 25 June, 1863, vice Grey.[5] On 25 February, 1864, he was appointed an ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Military Division of the Order of the Bath.[6]

Milne was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral dated 12 April, 1865, vice McDougall.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 1 April, 1870.[8]

On 26 October, 1876, Milne was granted the dignity of a Baronet of the United Kingdom, of Inveresk in the County of Mid-Lothian.[9] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870 he was placed on the Retired List on 11 November.[10]

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870, Milne was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet on the Retired List dated 10 June, 1881.[11]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Sir Alexander Milne" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 30 December, 1896. Issue 35087, col A, pg. 4.
  • Lambert, Andrew (2004). "Milne, Sir Alexander, First Baronet (1806–1896). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. May, 2009.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir Frederick W. Grey
First Naval Lord
13 Jul, 1866[12]
Succeeded by
Sidney C. Dacres
Preceded by
Lord Clarence Paget
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station
28 Apr, 1869 – 25 Oct, 1870
Succeeded by
Sir Hastings R. Yelverton
Preceded by
Sidney C. Dacres
First Naval Lord
27 Nov, 1872[13]
Succeeded by
Sir Hastings R. Yelverton

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 22088. p. 433. 29 January, 1858.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 22211. p. 5479. 21 December, 1858.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 22537. p. 3317. 9 August, 1861.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 22565. p. 4566. 15 November, 1861.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 22750. p. 3341. 3 July, 1863.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 22823. p. 886. 26 February, 1864.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 22960. p. 2131. 21 April, 1865.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 23603. p. 2006. 1 April, 1870.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 23603. p. 2008. 27 October, 1876.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 24384. p. 6098. 17 November, 1876.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 24997. p. 3548. 19 July, 1881.
  12. A List of the Lords High Admiral and Commissioners for Executing the that Office, which have been from time to time appointed, since the year 1660. p. 37.
  13. A List of the Lords High Admiral and Commissioners for Executing the that Office, which have been from time to time appointed, since the year 1660. p. 38.