Alexander Plantagenet Hastings

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Admiral Alexander Plantagenet Hastings, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (31 October, 1844 – 7 December, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 9 August, 1865.

Promoted to the rank of Commander on 19 July, 1870.

Promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1878.

Hastings commanded the armoured frigate Black Prince in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890. His ship was part of Fleet Number 1 playing the role of the Royal Navy fending off attacks on British trade routes.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 January, 1894.[2]

Hastings was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 21 March, 1900, vice Lord Walter Kerr.[3]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 16 June, 1904.[4]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral A. P. Hastings" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 9 December, 1925. Issue 44140, col D, p. 16.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard Duckworth-King
Captain of H.M.S. Euryalus
21 Apr, 1882[5] – 1882
Succeeded by
John Hext
Preceded by
Arthur T. Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Invincible
1 Sep, 1890[6]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry H. Boys
Captain of H.M.S. Howe
22 Sep, 1891[7]
Succeeded by
George L. Atkinson-Willes
 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26471. p. 7580. 29 December, 1893.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27178. p. 2131. 30 March, 1900.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27692. p. 4259. 5 July, 1904.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 210.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 230.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 226.