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Latest revision as of 17:47, 18 November 2017

Commander Alexander Gibson Fleming, R.N., Retired (16 December, 1884 – 14 February, 1929) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Glasgow and raised by his mother.

Fleming was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1906.

Fleming was appointed in command of the destroyer Ettrick on 28 November, 1912.[1]

After a series of appointments in command of torpedo boats and destroyers, Fleming was appointed to join Vanguard on 31 March, 1914. Fleming was promoted in her to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1914. He was superseded on 6 February 1916, suffering from tuberculosis.

He was placed on the Retired List as physically unfit on 15 September 1916, but commenced some shore-based appointments from 1 October, 1917.

Post-War

Fleming reverted to Retired List, again with pulmonary tuberculosis on 23 April, 1919.

Fleming was promoted to the rank of Commander on 16 December, 1924.

His death was reported in The Times on 16 February, 1929.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Eric Q. Carter
Captain of H.M. T.B. 101
19 Oct, 1909[2] – 21 Sep, 1910
Succeeded by
George F. Hole
Preceded by
Charles H. Jones
Captain of H.M. T.B. 98
22 Sep, 1910[3] – 31 Oct, 1911
Succeeded by
William G. A. Shuttleworth
Preceded by
Lionel G. Dawson
Captain of H.M.S. Wizard
7 Nov, 1911 – 21 Mar, 1912
Succeeded by
William R. Jowett
Preceded by
Paul Whitfield
Captain of H.M.S. Derwent
21 Mar, 1912[4] – Nov, 1912
Succeeded by
Berwick Curtis
Preceded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Ettrick
28 Nov, 1912[5] – 31 Mar, 1914
Succeeded by
John Brooke

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 310.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 401.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 401.
  4. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 300.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 310.