Excerpt From Proceedings Of The Royal Society Of Edinburgh, Vol November To July Admiral Sir Alexander Milne, Bart Was Born At Inveresk In His Father Was Sir David Milne, Gcb Sir Alexander Received His Education Successively At Musselburgh, Ports Mouth, Bordeaux, Halifax, And Bermuda, His Places Of Schooling Being In A Great Measure Determined By The Situation Of The Com Mands Held By His Father He Was Subsequently Entered As A Pupil At The Edinburgh Royal High School, And Thereafter, In , He Entered The Navy As A Volunteer And Midshipm An On The Leander, Which Carried His Father S Ag In He Was Lieutenant M Commander And While In Command Of The Snake, In , He Captured Four Slavers Off The Coast Of Cuba, Setting Free Slaves He Was Acting Captain In , And In Became Ag Captain To His Father In , While Commanding Nelson S Ship Victory, Captain Milne Was Installed A Junior Naval Lord Of The Admiralty, And Was Nominated Superintending Lord Of The Store, Victualling, Transport, And Medical Depart Ments, Ih All Of Which He Introduced Great Reforms He Was At The Admiralty For Upwards Of Eleven Years In Recognition Of His Work He Received In A Good Service Pension, Was Gazetted A Gcb After The Crimean War, And Was Promoted To Rear Admiral S Rank In In He Quitted Whitehall To Take The Command Of The North American And West Indian Stations He Was Appointed Vice Admiral In , Senior Naval Lord Of The Admiralty In , Commander In Chief Of The Mediterranean Station In , And Admiral In He Was Again Invited To Become A Lord Of The Admiralty In , A Position Which He Resigned In He Was Created A Baronet In , And Became Admiral Of The Fleet In In Dealing With The Grant Of A Year Which Had Been Made By Parliament For The Benefit Of Petty Officers And Seamen, His Plan For The Introduction Of Good Conduct Badges And Pay Was Adopted Previously There Was Nothing To Mark The Good From The Bad Or In Different Men At His Instance The First Signal Book Was Drawn Up By Captain Wilmot, And He Established The First Cipher Secret Signal Book For Communication Between The Commander In Chief And The Admiralty He Was The Means Of Bringing Under The Notice Of The Authorities At Whitehall The Defenceless State Of Jamaica, Antigua, Bermuda, And Barbadoes, And Of Securing The Strengthening Of Their Defences He Was One Of The Commissioners Of The ExhibitionAbout The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At ForgottenbooksThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works
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