Alfred Leigh Winsloe

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Admiral SIR Alfred Leigh Winsloe, K.C.B., C.M.G., C.V.O., Royal Navy (25 April, 1852 – 16 February, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

On 3 September, 1880, Winsloe was appointed to the Inconstant as Flag-Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral The Earl of Clanwilliam, commanding the Detached Squadron for Particular Service.[1]

Winsloe was appointed to command H.M.S. Helcion on 15 August, 1882, remaining there until 30 June, 1885[2] when he was promoted to the rank of Commander.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1892.[4]

Court-Martial Duty

Colomb reported that Winsloe was under the impression during the court-martial that people in Valletta had crossed the street in order to avoid him.[5] By his own account he was "quite played out" after "such an unpleasant duty" and [rather presumptuously] felt that he deserved to be given command of a second-class cruiser.[6]

In April 1898, however he was placed in command of the first class protected cruiser Niobe.[7]

On 5 October, 1900, Winsloe was appointed Commodore, Second Class in command of the Training Squadron.[8]

Following the voyage of the Ophir, he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) on 9 November, 1901,[9] and a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 24 December.[10]

Appointed to command battleship Russell on 19 February, 1903.[11]

Appointed to command battleship Queen on 7 April, 1904.[12]

Flag Rank

Winsloe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 26 November, 1904, vice Pattisson.[13] He officially gave up command of Queen on 8 December. He hoisted his flag in command of the Home Fleet Torpedo and Submarine Flotillas on 1 February, 1905.[14] He hauled down his flag on 1 January, 1907 and was replaced by Rear-Admiral Robert A. J. Montgomerie.[15]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 5 November, 1908, vice Atkinson-Willes.[16]

On the occasion of the King's birthday Winsloe was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 25 June, 1909.[17]

Winsloe was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 20 September, 1912, vice Custance.[18] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 13 December, 1913.[19]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Sir A. L. Winsloe" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 18 February, 1931. Issue 45754, col D, p. 17.
  • Gordon, Andrew (2005). The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command. London: John Murray (Publishers). ISBN 0719561310. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Brisk
20 Mar, 1888[20]
Succeeded by
Charles P. Streeten
Preceded by
Walter S. Goodridge
Captain of H.M.S. Spartan
16 Jan, 1894[21]
Succeeded by
George H. Cherry
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Juno
15 Jun, 1897[22]
Succeeded by
George H. Cherry
Preceded by
Charles R. Arbuthnot
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
14 Apr, 1898[23] – 5 Dec, 1898[24]
Succeeded by
Casper J. Baker
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Niobe
6 Dec, 1898[25] – 1 Oct, 1900[26]
Succeeded by
John Denison
Preceded by
Edmund S. Poë
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
5 Oct, 1900[27]
Succeeded by
Paul W. Bush
Preceded by
Edmund S. Poë
Commodore Commanding, Cruiser Squadron
5 Oct, 1900[28][29] – 15 Nov, 1902[30]
Succeeded by
Sir Wilmot H. Fawkes
as Rear-Admiral Commanding, Cruiser Squadron
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Russell
19 Feb, 1903[31][32] – 6 Apr, 1904[33]
Succeeded by
Francis R. Pelly
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Queen
7 Apr, 1904[34] – 9 Dec, 1904[35]
Succeeded by
Lewis Bayly
Preceded by
Frederick S. Inglefield
Fourth Sea Lord
8 Feb, 1907[36] – 24 Jan, 1910[37]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Madden
Preceded by
The Hon. Sir Hedworth Lambton
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
25 Jan, 1910[38][39] – 3 May, 1913[40]
Succeeded by
Sir T. H. Martyn Jerram

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (June, 1881). p. 218.
  2. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1413.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25485. p. 3002. 30 June, 1885.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26309. p. 4187. 22 July, 1892.
  5. Colomb Letter of 8 August, 1893 to Hornby. National Maritime Museum. Hornby Papers. PHI/120D. Quoted in Gordon. Rules of the Game. p. 653.
  6. Winsloe Letter of 16 August, 1893 to Hornby. National Maritime Museum. Hornby Papers. PHI/120D. Quoted in Gordon. Rules of the Game. p. 653.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 21 September, 1900. Issue 36253, col G, p. 9.
  9. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27374. p. 7287. 9 November, 1901.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 27390. p. 9061. 24 December, 1901.
  11. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 9 February, 1903. Issue 36999, col E, p. 8.
  12. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 8 April, 1904. Issue 37363, col C, p. 5.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 27740. p. 8290. 2 November, 1904.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 28 December, 1904. Issue 37589, col B, p. 5.
  15. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 2 June, 1907. Issue 38219, col A, p. 5.
  16. The London Gazette: no. 28193. p. 8028. 6 November, 1908.
  17. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28263. p. 4853. 25 June, 1909.
  18. The London Gazette: no. 28647. p. 7022. 24 September, 1912.
  19. The London Gazette: no. 28783. p. 9337. 19 December, 1913.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 206.
  21. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 265.
  22. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  23. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  24. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  25. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  26. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  27. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 301.
  28. The Navy List. (September, 1901). p. 217.
  29. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  30. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  31. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 9 February, 1903. Issue 36999, col E, p. 8.
  32. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  33. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  34. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 8 April, 1904. Issue 37363, col C, p. 5.
  35. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  36. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1432.
  37. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  38. Squadrons and Senior Naval Officers in Existence on 11th November, 1918. Unnumbered page.
  39. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.
  40. Winsloe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18. f. 541.