Swynfen Carnegie

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Swynfen Carnegie
Born 8 March 1813
Died 29 November 1879 (1879-11-30) (aged 66)
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.


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]

Personal life[edit]

In 1858 Carnegie married Albertine Louise Hope, the eldest daughter of John Adrian Hope, the second son of Thomas Hope (1769–1831).[2][3][4] The couple divorced in 1872.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f William Loney RN
  2. ^ a b "The Upper Ten Thousand". Kelly's Handbook to the Titles, Landed & Official Classes. Kelly's Directories. 1875. p. 75. Retrieved 15 July 2017. Carnegie, Swynfen Thomas 
  3. ^ George Wirgman Hemming (1869). The Law Reports, Including Bankruptcy Cases, Before the Master of the Rolls, the Vice-chancellors, and the Chief Justice in Bankruptcy. Equity cases, Volume 7 (Vol. VII ed.). Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales. p. 263. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bearing Courtesy Titles". THE PEERAGE, BARONETAGE, AND KNIGHTAGE, OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, FOR 1860. ROBERT P. DOD, Esq. 1860. p. 615. 

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