Alexander Farrington

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Alexander Farrington, C.M.G. (15 April, 1869 – 8 December, 1933) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Farrington gained two months' time on passing out of Britannia in July 1884.[1]

Farrington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1892.[2]

Farrington was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1903.[3]

On 1 July, 1908, Farrington was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Latona.[4]

Farrington was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1910.[5]

Farrington was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Cochrane in December, 1916.[6]

Post-War

On 28 February, 1919, he was appointed Captain Superintendent at Invergordon Dockyard,[7] eventually moving to battleship Mars, becoming Senior Naval Officer aboard.[8]

Farrington was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 18 June, 1921 and placed on the Retired List the following day at his own request.[9]

Farrington was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 8 July, 1926.[10]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh T. Hibbert
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
1 Jul, 1908[11] – mid 1910
Succeeded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
Preceded by
John G. Armstrong
Captain of H.M.S. Cyclops
28 Feb, 1912[12] – Dec, 1916[Inference]
Succeeded by
Charles Tibbits
Preceded by
Eustace La T. Leatham
Captain of H.M.S. Cochrane
Dec, 1916[13] – Apr, 1917[14]
Succeeded by
James U. Farie
Preceded by
?
Captain Superintendent of H.M. Dockyard and Senior Naval Officer, Invergordon
28 Feb, 1919[15] – 31 May, 1919[16]
Succeeded by
Alexander Farrington
Preceded by
Alexander Farrington
Captain Superintendent of H.M. Dockyard and Senior Naval Officer, Invergordon
13 Mar, 1920[17] – 30 Jun, 1922[18]
Succeeded by
Herbert Pott
as Flag Officer in Charge, Invergordon

Footnotes

  1. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  2. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  3. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 338.
  5. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  6. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  7. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 1853.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1920). p. 809.
  9. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  10. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  11. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 338.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 393l.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  15. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  16. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.
  17. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68. Year may be 1921.
  18. Farrington Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/62. f. 68.