Alexander Cyril Montagu

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Lieutenant Alexander Cyril Montagu, R.N. (17 September, 1890 – 26 November, 1914) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Lieutenant R. A. C. Montagu, R.N. retired and J. P. for Antrim/Londonderry.

In April 1911 he invented a gas turbine for propelling torpedoes. He was thanked for his efforts, but the device was not adopted.

Montagu was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on 15 September, 1912.

Montagu was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1914, having just qualified in torpedoes.

Montagu was appointed to the battleship Bulwark for the Test Mobilisation and would die in her when she blew up at anchor on 26 November 1914.

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