Life & Career
Leahy was promoted to the rank of Boatswain on 22 November, 1890.
Leahy was promoted to the rank of Chief Boatswain on 1 January, 1911.
Leahy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 3 April, 1915 while in command of Tay. On 18 June, he was charged before a magistrate with unlawful possession of government stores and was remanded until the 23rd. He was fined five pounds and the Admiralty expressed its displeasure over the incident and Leahy was superseded in command on 29 July.
He died of anemia and cirrhosis of the liver at his home in early 1922.
James J. Webber
|Captain of H.M.S. Tay
14 Dec, 1912 – 29 Jul, 1915
James W. Palmer
- The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 398o.