Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 22 [Free E–pub]


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P by Captain Wilmot and he established the first Cipher Secret Signal Book For Communication Between The communication between the in chief and the Book for communication between the commander in chief and the 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 1851 ExhibitionAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis 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 the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are left to preserve the state of such historical works. T and Medical Depart ments ih all of he introduced great reforms He was at the Admiralty for upwards Of eleven years In recognition of work he received in 1855 a good service pension was gazetted a gcb After the Crimean War and was promoted to rear admiral's rank in 1858 In 1859 he uitted Whitehall to take the command Of the North American and West Indian Stations He was appointed vice admiral in 1865 Senior Naval of the Admiralty in commander in chief Of the Mediterranean Station in 1868 and Admiral in 1870 He was again invited to become a Lord of the Admiralty in 1872 a position which he resigned in 1876 He was created a Baronet in 1875 and became Admiral of the Fleet in 1881In 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 of petty officers and seamen his plan for the introduction of 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 ,

Excerpt from Proceedings of The Royal Society Of Edinburgh Vol 22 November 1897 Royal Society of Vol 22 November 1897 to 1899Admiral Sir alexander milne Bart was born at Inveresk in 1806 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 subseuently entered as a pupil at the Edinburgh Royal High School and thereafter in 1817 he entered the navy as a volunteer and midshipm'an on the Leander which Royal High School and thereafter in 1817 he entered the navy as a volunteer and midshipm'an on the Leander which his father's flag In 1825 he was lieutenant m 1830 commander and while in command of the Snake in 1837 38 he captured four slavers off the coast of Cuba setting free 952 slaves He was acting captain in 1839 and in 1842 became flag captain to his father In 1847 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 Transpor. .

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