Swynfen Carnegie

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Swynfen Carnegie
Born 8 March 1813
Died 29 November 1879
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Horatio
HMS Tribune
HMS Leander
HMS Edinburgh
HMS Colossus
Battles/wars Crimean War

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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Born the youngest son of William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Carnegie was appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1832.[1] He was Member of Parliament for Stafford from 1841 to 1847.[1] Promoted to Captain in 1845, he was given command of HMS Horatio.[1] He commanded HMS Tribune and then HMS Leander in the Black Sea during the Crimean War.[1] Later he commanded HMS Edinburgh before being appointed Fourth Naval Lord in 1859.[1] He went on to be Captain of HMS Colossus in 1862 and Commodore of the Coast Guard Service at Harwich in 1863.[1]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir James Drummond
Fourth Naval Lord
1859
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Milne, Bt
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Fawkener Chetwynd
Robert Farrand
Member of Parliament for Stafford
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With: Sir Edward Manningham-Buller, Bt
Succeeded by
David Urquhart
Thomas Sidney