Alexander Boyle R.N.
Alexander Boyle R.N.

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Alexander Boyle R.N.Explanation
Second son of David Boyle, of Shewalton, Ayrshire, Lord Justice-General and President of the Court of Session in Scotland
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
9 March 1810 Born
1844 Married Agnes, youngest daughter of James Walker, of Great George Street, Westminster
8 June 1884 Died
4 September 1823Entered Navy
5 October 1830Lieutenant
7 February 1842Commander
8 August 1857Captain
20 April 1875Retired Rear-Admiral
2 August 1879Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
24 June 1832 Lieutenant in Champion, commanded by Arthur Duncombe, Mediterranean
8 September 1841 Lieutenant in North Star, commanded by James Everard Home, Portsmouth
2 October 1841 Lieutenant in Queen, flagship of Edward William Campbell Rich Owen, Mediterranean
27 December 18453 February 1847Commander in Thunderbolt, Cape of Good Hope, until lost after striking a rock near Cape Receife, South Africa (Boyle, and Master James Dundas Milne, found guilty but recommended not to be dismissed from the service for their subsequent behaviour)
1 April 1852 Commander (2ic) in Victory, commanded by Henry Byam Martin, flagship of Admiral Thomas Briggs, Portsmouth
17 May 1854 Commander (2ic) in Indefatigable, commanded by Thomas Hope, flagship of Rear-Admiral William James Hope Johnstone, south-east coast of America
11 August 1855 Commander in Star, south-east coast of America

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