Alfred Phillipps Ryder

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Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Phillipps Ryder, K.C.B. (27 June, 1820 – 30 April, 1888) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Ryder was promoted to the rank of Captain on 2 May, 1848.[1]

Ryder was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 April, 1866.[2]

Ryder served as Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron from 1868 to 1869, after which he was appointed naval attaché to Paris.

Ryder was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 7 May, 1872.[3]

Ryder was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 5 August, 1877.[4]

Ryder was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet on 29 April, 1885.

After Ryder died, a prize of books awarded to the Sub-Lieutenant who placed highest in the examination in French at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich was founded in his memory – the Ryder Memorial Prize.

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Paris
1869 – c. 1872
Succeeded by
Henry B. Jackson
Preceded by
Sir Charles F. A. Shadwell
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Aug, 1874 – 1877
Succeeded by
Sir Charles F. Hillyar
Preceded by
Edward G. Fanshawe
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth Station
27 Nov, 1879[5] – 1882
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey T. Phipps Hornby


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1874). p. 6.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (February, 1874). Corrected to 20 January, 1874. p. 6.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1875). p. 6.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1877). p. 5.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1880). p. 188.