Alexander Innes

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Alexander Innes
Died 1786
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Rear-Admiral
Commands held HMS Mermaid
HMS Enterprise
HMS Hampton Court
HMS Queen
Jamaica Station
Battles/wars Anglo-Spanish War

Rear-Admiral Alexander Innes (died 1786) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief of the Jamaica Station.

Naval career[edit]

Promoted to post captain on 25 June 1756, Innes was given command of the sixth-rate HMS Mermaid in 1756.[1] He then took command of the fourth-rate HMS Enterprise in 1758 and of the third-rate HMS Hampton Court in 1762 and took part in the Battle of Havana in summer of that year during the Anglo-Spanish War. After that he was then given command of the second-rate HMS Queen in 1778.[2] He went on to be Commander-in-Chief of the Jamaica Station with his flag in the 50-gun HMS Europa in 1786 but died in office.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winfield. British Warships of the Age of Sail. p. 255. 
  2. ^ "Alexander Innes". Three Decks. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Cundall, p. xx

Sources[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Alan Gardner
Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station
1786
Succeeded by
Alan Gardner