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Vice-Admiral Alan Cameron Bruce, C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (19 January, 1873 – 20 August, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

He was appointed to at least twenty seagoing commands.

Life & Career

On 2 March 1895, he was granted leave to attend to "domestic affliction."

Bruce was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Banshee in Spring of 1902.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1905.[2]

In late 1906, Proserpine collided with Cynthia and Bruce was told to be more careful in future following a Court of Enquiry. It is not immediately clear how he was involved in this misadventure, as he had left command of Cynthia some years earlier.[3]

He qualified as an acting Interpreter in French in June, 1911.

Bruce was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1913.[4]

In December 1913, he assumed command of the depot ship St. George.

On 27 January, 1914, Bruce commissioned the scout cruiser Patrol and took command of the Ninth Destroyer Flotilla.[5]

He also was in command of the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla at some other point.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Shannon on 29 November, 1918.[6]

Bruce was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 October, 1923, vice Phillpotts. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 8 October.[7] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 6 April, 1928.[8]

Bruce died "peacefully" at Sunnybrae, Moffat on 20 August, 1947.[9]

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 23 August, 1947. Issue 50847, col A, pg. 1.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Thomas P. Bonham
Captain of H.M. T.B. 77
18 Jul, 1894
Succeeded by
Rudolf M. Burmester
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Mallard
15 Sep, 1898[10][11] – 6 Jan, 1899[12]
Succeeded by
Godfrey G. Webster
Preceded by
James R. P. Hawksley
Captain of H.M.S. Swordfish
6 Jan, 1899[13] – 11 Apr, 1899[14]
Succeeded by
Charles Tibbits
Preceded by
George E. Cave
Captain of H.M.S. Porcupine
11 Apr, 1899[15] – 26 Oct, 1899
Succeeded by
Harry C. J. R. West
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Fawn
26 Oct, 1899[16] – 23 Nov, 1899[17]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Dalgety
Preceded by
Hector L. Watts-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Banshee
28 Jul, 1900[18] – 1 Apr, 1902[19]
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Stancomb
Preceded by
Francis E. Walters
Captain of H.M.S. Skate
mid 1902[20]
Succeeded by
James U. Farie
Preceded by
James W. G. Innes
Captain of H.M.S. Cynthia
mid 1902[21]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
Eustace La T. Leatham
Captain of H.M.S. Partridge
30 Jun, 1903[22] – 30 Nov, 1904[23]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Captain of H.M.S. Vulture
23 Jan, 1905[24] – 5 Apr, 1905[25]
Succeeded by
Frank Powell
Preceded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Captain of H.M.S. Dove
6 Apr, 1905[26][27] – 7 Apr, 1906[28]
Succeeded by
Duncan H. Carmichael
Preceded by
Duncan H. Carmichael
Captain of H.M.S. Usk
7 Apr, 1906[29] – 28 May, 1906[30]
Succeeded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Preceded by
John A. Gregory
Captain of H.M.S. Kale
28 May, 1906[31] – 1 Oct, 1906[32]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. Fox
Preceded by
Cecil H. Fox
Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
1 Oct, 1906[33] – 11 Jun, 1907[34]
Succeeded by
James W. G. Innes
Preceded by
Harry L. d'E. Skipwith
Captain of H.M.S. Garry
11 Jun, 1907[35] – 14 Jan, 1908[36]
Succeeded by
Percy Johnson
Preceded by
Cecil H. Fox
Captain of H.M.S. Kale
14 Jan, 1908[37] – 20 Jan, 1909[38]
Succeeded by
Bernhard A. Pratt-Barlow
Preceded by
Charles P. R. Coode
Captain of H.M.S. Forward
26 Jan, 1909[39][40] – 26 Jan, 1911[41]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Wintour
Preceded by
Edmund C. Carver
Captain of H.M.S. Terrible
7 Feb, 1911[42] – 28 Feb, 1911[43]
Succeeded by
Joseph R. Bridson
Preceded by
Frederic G. Bird
Captain of H.M.S. Vengeance
11 Jul, 1911[44][45] – 24 Aug, 1912[46]
Succeeded by
Francis E. M. Garforth
Preceded by
Vincent B. Molteno
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
10 Dec, 1913[47] – 27 Jan, 1914[48]
Succeeded by
Cecil D. S. Raikes
Preceded by
Henry W. Osburn
Captain of H.M.S. Patrol
27 Jan, 1914[49][50] – 14 Feb, 1918[51]
Succeeded by
Robert A. Hornell
Preceded by
Edward G. Lowther-Crofton
Captain (D), Ninth Destroyer Flotilla
27 Jan, 1914[52] – 14 Feb, 1918[53]
Succeeded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Preceded by
Robert A. Hornell
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
?
Succeeded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Preceded by
Arthur C. S. H. D'Aeth
Captain of H.M.S. Shannon
29 Nov, 1918[54]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles Tibbits
Captain of H.M.S. Cyclops
6 Mar, 1919[55] – 28 Jan, 1920[56]
Succeeded by
Harry T. Mosse
 

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, 26 April, 1902. Issue 36752, col D, p. 11.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27812. p. 4558. 30 June, 1905.
  3. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 28733. p. 4640. 1 July, 1913.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, 21 January, 1914. Issue 40426, col G, p. 10.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 906a.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 32871. p. 6966. 16 October, 1923.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33376. p. 2741. 17 April, 1928.
  9. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 23 August, 1947. Issue 50847, col A, p. 1.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 269.
  11. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  12. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  13. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  14. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  15. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  16. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  17. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  18. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  19. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  20. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  21. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  22. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  23. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  24. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  25. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  26. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 303.
  27. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  28. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  29. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  30. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  31. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  32. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  33. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  34. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  35. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  36. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  37. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  38. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  39. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 319.
  40. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  41. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  42. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  43. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  44. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  45. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 390.
  46. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  47. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  48. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  49. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 21 January, 1914. Issue 40426, col G, p. 10.
  50. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396h.
  51. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  52. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 21 January, 1914. Issue 40426, col G, p. 10.
  53. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 351.
  54. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 906a.
  55. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 310.
  56. Bruce Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/319. f. 310.