Alfred Bayly Prowse

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Lieutenant Alfred Bayly Prowse, R.N. (19 May, 1881 – 2 April, 1910) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Kingston-on-Thames, the son of Captain James Ferris Prowse, R.N..

Prowse was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 March, 1903.

On 1 February, 1905 he was appointed to Thames for command of submarines, but as is not uncommon to the era, the submarine(s) are not specified, though Thames appears to have been supporting "A" class boats and B 11 at the time.[1] This work may have continued until 18 August 1908 when he was appointed to Bulwark.

On 12 September 1909 he was appointed in command of C 29. In March of 1910 he transferred to command C 37.

Prowse died when he was washed overboard of C 37.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. C 29
12 Sep, 1909 – Mar, 1910
Succeeded by
Edward C. Boyle
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. C 37
Mar, 1910[2] – 2 Apr, 1910
Succeeded by
Athelstan A. L. Fenner


  1. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 270a.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344.