|Born||December 9, 1741|
|Died||August 5, 1818(aged 76)|
|Place of birth||Graemeshall, Orkney|
|Place of death||Edinburgh|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
American Revolutionary War|
French Revolutionary Wars
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Born at Graemeshall in Orkney, Graeme became commanding officer of the sloop HMS Kingfisher in February 1776 and saw action at the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet in June 1776 during the American Revolutionary War. He went on to be commanding officer of the sixth-rate HMS Tartar in July 1779, in which he took part in the action of 11 November 1779, seizing the Spanish 38-gun frigate Santa Margarita off Cape Finisterre. After that he became commanding officer of the fourth-rate HMS Preston, in which he lost his arm during an action off Dogger Bank, in November 1781 and then became commanding officer of the second-rate HMS Glory in January 1795. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in June 1799 and retired as Admiral of the White.
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Graemes of Graemeshall in Orkney". http://inchbrakie.tripod.com/abookofthegraemes/id64.html. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
- Williams 2008, p. 75
- Allen, p. 255
- "Alexander Graeme". Robert Whitton. http://www.robertwhitton.eu/person.php?id=11518&fam=1&pat=Graeme. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory, 1816-17
- "Alexander Graeme". Maritime Memorials. http://blogarchive.rmg.co.uk/memorials/m555/. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Allen, Joseph (1853). Battles of the British Navy. 1. H.G. Bohn.
- Williams, Thomas (2008). America's First Flag Officer - Father of the American Navy. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-4343-8653-3. https://books.google.com/books?id=oU1bBv_9D-sC&pg=PA75.
Sir Thomas Pasley
|Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
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