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Revision as of 14:22, 31 July 2012

Arthur H. Alington as Rear-Admiral Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron, seen with his Flag Lieutenant.
Photograph: Naval and 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

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 4 April, 1870.[1]

Alington was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 October, 1879.[2]

On 1 May, 1895, Alington hoisted his flag in Empress of India at Devonport as Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron.[3] On 12 December, 1895, he moved his flag to the newly commissioned Magnificent with Flag Captain Charles J. Barlow.[4][5]

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.[6] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 January, 1901,[7] and was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 16 June, 1904.[8]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 23605. p. 2099. 8 April, 1870.
  2. London Gazette: no. 24780. p. 6317. 7 November, 1879.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 2 May, 1895. Issue 34566, col C, pg. 7.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 2 December, 1895. Issue 34749, col B, pg. 6.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 13 December, 1895. Issue 34759, col B, pg. 7.
  6. London Gazette: no. 27043. p. 298. 17 January, 1899.
  7. London Gazette: no. 27262. p. 4. 1 January, 1901.
  8. London Gazette: no. 27692. p. 4259. 5 July, 1904.

Bibliography

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

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alfred T. Dale
Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron
1895 – 1896
Succeeded by
Armand T. Powlett