Lambton Loraine R.N.
Lambton Loraine R.N.

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Lambton Loraine R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
17 November 1838 Born
11 July 1852 Succeeded as 11th Baronet Loraine of Kirke Harle,Northumberland
13 May 1917 Died
1852Entered Navy
13 September 1858Lieutenant
9 July 1867Commander
22 January 1874Captain
31 August 1885Retired Captain
29 November 1889Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
5 September 1859 Lieutenant in Algiers, commanded by George William Douglas O'Callaghan, Channel squadron
(1873)22 January 1874Commander in Niobe, North America and West Indies, including the "Virginius Affair": the capture in international waters on 31 October 1873 by Spanish forces fighting Cuban insurgents (during the "Ten-Years War", 1868-1878) and serial execution of 53 persons, including the captain, most of the crew and a number of insurgents on board the steamship Virginius. The executions were only stopped when Loraine intervened.

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