Frederick George Brine

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Commander Frederick George Brine, (8 August, 1873 – 15 November, 1911) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend James Gram Brine of Canterbury. Brine spoke some French.

Brine was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 October, 1895.

Brine was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1906.

Brine was appointed to St. Vincent as executive officer on 13 February, 1910.

Brine was washed overboard from St. Vincent off Land's End on 15 November, 1911 as she transited from Portland to Berehaven in high seas in company with Collingwood, Temeraire and Vanguard. Alerted at 6.30am to the fact that the port accommodation ladder was being broken up by the sea, he went on deck to attempt to secure it. He was swept overboard and attempts to get a lifebuoy or lifeboat to him failed. His body was recovered two hours later.[1]

See Also


  • "The Late Commander Brine" The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 17, 1911; pg. 10; Issue 39745.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hepworth S. Alton
Captain of H.M.S. Thorn
25 Nov, 1901 – 5 Jan, 1902
Succeeded by
Percy Pitts
Preceded by
Cecil G. Chichester
Captain of H.M.S. Opossum
5 Jan, 1902[2] – 2 Dec, 1902
Succeeded by
Reginald L. Crichton


  1. "The Late Commander Brine", The Times.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 286.