Alexander Lowndes

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Captain Alexander Lowndes, C.B., Royal Navy (26 March, 1874 – 20 March, 1921) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lowndes was made a Lieutenant on 31 December, 1895.[1]

Lowndes was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1906.[2]

Lowndes was promoted to Captain on 30 June, 1913.[3]

he was appointed in command of the battleship Hibernia on 29 August, 1913.[4]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Antrim on 23 July, 1915.[5]

Lowndes served as captain of Leviathan from 9 August 1916 until being appointed to command the battleship Hercules on 12 February, 1918.[6]

Post-War

Browning went to the Admiralty as Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel, and Lowndes was appointed his Naval Assistant on 30 March, 1919.[7]

He was appointed Chief of Staff to Browning, now Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, on 30 September, 1920.[8]

Lowndes died on 20 March, 1921, in the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth, following an operation for carcinoma of the rectum.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Captain A. Lowndes, C.B., R.N." (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 23 March, 1921. Issue 42676, col E, p. 13.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cyril T. M. Fuller
Captain of H.M.S. Alacrity
27 Jan, 1910[10][11] – 8 Feb, 1912[12]
Succeeded by
Charles L. Lambe
Preceded by
Ernest K. Loring
Captain of H.M.S. Hibernia
29 Aug, 1913[13][14] – 23 Jul, 1915[15]
Succeeded by
Vernon H. S. Haggard
Preceded by
Vincent B. Molteno
Captain of H.M.S. Antrim
23 Jul, 1915[16][17] – 9 Aug, 1916[18]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. Norton
Preceded by
Marcus R. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Leviathan
9 Aug, 1916[19][20] – Jan, 1918[21]
Succeeded by
Francis M. Austin
Preceded by
Henry W. Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Hercules
12 Feb, 1918[22][23] – 30 Mar, 1919[24]
Succeeded by
William L. Elder
Preceded by
The Hon. Herbert Meade
as Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord
Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
30 Mar, 1919[25][26] – 30 Sep, 1920[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Davies

Footnotes

  1. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  2. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  3. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 330.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392c.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 812.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1920). p. 1812.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 790.
  9. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  10. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 274.
  12. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  13. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 330.
  14. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  15. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392b.
  17. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  18. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  19. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395b.
  20. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  21. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  22. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 812.
  23. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  24. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1920). p. 1812.
  26. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.
  27. Lowndes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 470.