Algernon Douglas Edward Harry Boyle

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Admiral THE HONOURABLE SIR Algernon Douglas Edward Harry Boyle, K.C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O., Royal Navy (21 October 1871 – 13 October 1949) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Boyle gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with a seniority of 21 October, 1891. His top gunnery marks earned him the Goodenough Medal.

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Commander with a seniority of 1 January, 1902.

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1907.[1]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Hibernia on 12 June, 1908.[2]

He was appointed in command of Edgar on 12 January, 1910,[3] and of Cumberland in June 1910.

The Great War

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Bacchante in August 1914 and then directly over to the unfinished super-dreadnought Malaya on 28 November, 1915.[4] He commissioned the new vessel on 1 January, 1916.

Jutland

At the Battle of Jutland, Boyle commanded Malaya as part of the Fifth Battle Squadron.[5]

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cecil F. Lambert
Captain of H.M.S. Hibernia
12 Jun, 1908[6] – 1 Apr, 1909[7]
Succeeded by
Archibald P. Stoddart
Preceded by
Carlton V. de M. Cowper
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
12 Jan, 1910[8] – 26 Jun, 1910[9]
Succeeded by
Charles B. Miller
Preceded by
Allan F. Everett
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
6 Jun, 1910[10][11] – 1 May, 1912[12]
Succeeded by
Aubrey C. H. Smith
Preceded by
Vivian H. G. Bernard
Captain of Devonport Gunnery School
1 May, 1912[13]
Succeeded by
Henry M. Doughty
Preceded by
Cyril Asser
Captain of H.M.S. Bacchante
1 Aug, 1914[14] – 28 Nov, 1915[15]
Succeeded by
John R. Segrave
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
28 Nov, 1915[16] – 5 Jan, 1918[17][18]
Succeeded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
Preceded by
Sir A. Ernle M. Chatfield
Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport
15 Mar, 1920[19]
Succeeded by
John D. Kelly
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 28096. p. 34. 3 January, 1908.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 327.
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 1 January, 1910. Issue 39158, col D, p. 10.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395zz.
  5. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 46.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 327.
  7. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 169.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 1 January, 1910. Issue 39158, col D, p. 10.
  9. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 169.
  10. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 169.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 298.
  12. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 169.
  13. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392g.
  15. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 169.
  16. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395zz.
  17. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 169.
  18. Day of month taken from successor. Woollcombe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 267.
  19. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 169.