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Alexander Wilmot Schomberg (1774-1850)

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Alexander Wilmot Schomberg (24 February 1774 – January 1850) was the second son of Alexander Schomberg and Arabella Susannah Chalmers, and followed his father into the Royal Navy.

LifeEdit

His first service was a long one on board the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's yacht, the HMS Dorset, then commanded by his father. Other early services were in HMS Porcupine, Lowestoffe, Impregnable, and HMS Trusty. Promoted lieutenant on 26 July 1793, he served as such in the Indian Ocean, being present at the reduction of Martinique and the defence of Guadeloupe, and also serving in Boyne with Sir John Jervis, and Glatton with Sir Henry Trollope.

Promotion to commander came on 2 April 1798 and then to post-captain on 1 January 1801. He was active in many important commands during the Napoleonic Wars, including the frigate HMS Loire (1807–12).

He was promoted rear-admiral on 22 July 1830, vice-admiral on 23 November 1841, and admiral on 9 October 1849.

WorksEdit

  • "Naval Suggestions" (privately printed, 1818)
  • "Practical Remarks on the Building, Rigging and Equipping of Warships" (Chichester, 1832).

Marriage and issueEdit

From two marriages, Alexander Wilmot Schomberg had three sons:

  1. Herbert Schomberg (d. 1867), who became a naval officer and eventually attained the rank of rear admiral
  2. Charles Frederick Schomberg (d. 1874), who became a naval officer and eventually attained the rank of vice admiral
  3. George Augustus who entered the armed forces.

SourcesEdit

Persondata
NAME Schomberg, Alexander Wilmot
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Royal Navy admiral
DATE OF BIRTH 24 February 1774
PLACE OF BIRTH
DATE OF DEATH 1850
PLACE OF DEATH


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