Arthur Hildebrand Alington

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Arthur H. Alington as Rear-Admiral Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron, seen with his Flag Lieutenant.
Photograph: Navy & Army Illustrated.

Admiral Arthur Hildebrand Alington, J.P., Royal Navy, Retired (10 October, 1839 – 7 December, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Alington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 November, 1859. He was appointed to H.M.S. Megaera on 12 March, 1860 and to Rinaldo on 7 May 1861. Commander Henderson reported Alington's gallantry in saving life from drowning on 12 May, 1861. Alington would next serve in the turret ship Wivern and Britomart, in which the condition of the bilges was draw him censure in late September, 1869.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 4 April, 1870.[2]

Alington was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 October, 1879.[3]

Flag Rank

Alington was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 28 May, 1894, vice Molyneux.[4] On 1 May, 1895, he hoisted his flag in Empress of India at Devonport as Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron.[5] On 12 December, 1895, he moved his flag to the newly commissioned Magnificent with Flag Captain Charles J. Barlow.[6][7]

In accordance with the provisions of the Orders in Council of 26 June, 1886 and 22 February, 1870 Alington was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 13 January, 1899.[8] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1901,[9] and was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 16 June, 1904.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Alington" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 9 December, 1925. Issue 44140, col D, p. 16.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Satellite
12 Dec, 1884[11]
Succeeded by
Thomas P. W. Nesham
Preceded by
Noel S. F. Digby
Captain of H.M.S. Dreadnought
26 Jul, 1889[12] – 18 Nov, 1891[13][Inference]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Moore
Preceded by
Henry F. Cleveland
Captain of H.M.S. Superb
30 Nov, 1891[14]
Succeeded by
Harry T. Grenfell
Preceded by
Alfred T. Dale
Second-in-Command, Channel Squadron
1 May, 1895[15]
Succeeded by
Armand T. Powlett

Footnotes

  1. Alington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/33. f. 13.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23605. p. 2099. 8 April, 1870.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 24780. p. 6317. 7 November, 1879.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26517. p. 3121. 29 May, 1894.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 2 May, 1895. Issue 34566, col C, p. 7.
  6. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 2 December, 1895. Issue 34749, col B, p. 6.
  7. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 13 December, 1895. Issue 34759, col B, p. 7.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 27043. p. 298. 17 January, 1899.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27262. p. 4. 1 January, 1901.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 27692. p. 4259. 5 July, 1904.
  11. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 235.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 216.
  13. Moore Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 915.
  14. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 255.
  15. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 2 May, 1895. Issue 34566, col C, p. 7.