Argentine Hugh Alington

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Vice-Admiral Argentine Hugh Alington, Royal Navy, Retired (10 July, 1876 – 25 March, 1945) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Alington was born in Aberdeen on 10 July, 1876, the son of a Captain in the Royal Navy.[1]

Alington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1899.[2]

Alington was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.[3]

Great War

Alington was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.[4]

On 6 August, 1918, Alington was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dragon.[5]

Post-War

On 10 August, 1920, Alington was made captain of Glorious as she was serving as a turret drill ship in Devonport.[6]

In September 1922, Alington assumed command of the cruiser Hawkins.

He would be mentioned in Foreign office reports on 28 January, 1924 for his services in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake.[7]

Alington was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1927, vice Royds, and was placed on the Retired List on 2 August.[8]

Alington was promoted to Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 15 February, 1932.[9]

Alington died of myocarditis on 25 March, 1945.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert N. Garnett
Captain of H.M.S. Roberts
May, 1916[11] – 28 Aug, 1916[12]
Succeeded by
Kenneth G. B. Dewar
Preceded by
Allan F. Everett
Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord
28 Aug, 1916[13] – 4 Dec, 1916[14]
Succeeded by
Edward M. Phillpotts
Preceded by
Joseph C. W. Henley
Captain of H.M.S. Conquest
11 May, 1917[15][16] – 13 Jul, 1918[17]
Succeeded by
Stewart M. Walker
Preceded by
Frederick P. Loder-Symonds
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
10 Jul, 1918[18] – 6 Aug, 1918[19]
Succeeded by
Frederick P. Loder-Symonds
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Dragon
6 Aug, 1918[20][21] – Mar, 1919[22]
Succeeded by
Francis Arthur Marten
Preceded by
Oliver Backhouse
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
Mar, 1919[23][24] – 7 Jan, 1920[25]
Succeeded by
Harold D. Briggs
Preceded by
Gerald W. Vivian
Captain of H.M.S. Glorious
10 Aug, 1920[26][27] – 12 Jan, 1921[28]
Succeeded by
Rowland H. Bather
Preceded by
William M. James
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
10 Sep, 1922[29] – Nov, 1924[30]
Succeeded by
Percy R. Stevens

 

Footnotes

  1. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  2. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 2.
  4. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 779.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 780.
  7. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 232.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33300. p. 5105. 5 August, 1927.
  9. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 232.
  10. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 232.
  11. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  12. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  13. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  14. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  15. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392q.
  16. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  17. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  18. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  19. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  20. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 779.
  21. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  22. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  23. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 894.
  24. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  25. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  26. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 780.
  27. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  28. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 336.
  29. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 232.
  30. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/336. f. 232.