Andrew Leahy

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File:Andrew Leahy Magnificent.jpg
Leahy as a Bosun in Magnificent, c. 1905.
From official officers' photograph in album of George Napier Tomlin.

Lieutenant Andrew Leahy, R.N. (17 February, 1862 – 25 January, 1922) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Leahy was promoted to the rank of Boatswain on 22 November, 1890.

Leahy was promoted to the rank of Chief Boatswain on 1 January, 1911.

Leahy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 3 April, 1915 while in command of Tay. On 18 June, he was charged before a magistrate with unlawful possession of government stores and was remanded until the 23rd. He was fined five pounds and the Admiralty expressed its displeasure over the incident and Leahy was superseded in command on 29 July.

Following appointments in Impregnable and Cyclops, Leahy was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 March, 1919, antedated to 17 February, 1917.

He died of anemia and cirrhosis of the liver at his home in early 1922.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James J. Webber
Captain of H.M.S. Tay
14 Dec, 1912[1] – 29 Jul, 1915
Succeeded by
James W. Palmer


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 398o.