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Swynfen Carnegie

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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Died  November 29, 1879
Rank  Admiral
Battles and wars  Crimean War
Battles/wars  Crimean War
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Name  Swynfen Carnegie

Commands held  HMS Horatio HMS Tribune HMS Leander HMS Edinburgh HMS Colossus
Parents  William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk
Grandparents  Anne Melville, George Carnegie, 6th Earl of Northesk
Great-grandparents  Alexander Leslie, 5th Earl of Leven, David Carnegie, 4th Earl of Northesk, Margaret Wemyss

Admiral The Honourable Swynfen Thomas Carnegie (8 March 1813 – 29 November 1879) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Fourth Naval Lord.

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Career

Born the youngest son of William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Carnegie was appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1832. He was Member of Parliament for Stafford from 1841 to 1847. Promoted to Captain in 1845, he was given command of HMS Horatio. He commanded HMS Tribune and then HMS Leander in the Black Sea during the Crimean War. Later he commanded HMS Edinburgh before being appointed Fourth Naval Lord in 1859. He went on to be Captain of HMS Colossus in 1862 and Commodore of the Coast Guard Service at Harwich in 1863.

Personal life

In 1858 Carnegie married Albertine Louise Hope, the eldest daughter of John Adrian Hope, the second son of Thomas Hope (1769–1831). The couple divorced in 1872.

References

Swynfen Carnegie Wikipedia


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