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ADAM, Sir Charles KCB (1780-1853) Admiral RN

A distinguished Royal Navy officer b. in Scotland. He held the post of First Naval Lord in 1834, was re-appointed in 1835 and again in 1846.

COCHRANE, Alexander Inglis GCB (1758-1832) Admiral RN

COCHRANE, Archibald (1783-1829) Captain RN

Brother of Thomas Cochrane. Their father was  Archibald Cochrane, 9th Earl of Dundonald.

COCHRANE, Nathaniel Day (Died 1844) Admiral RN

Son of John Cochrane, third son of Thomas Cochrane, 8th Earl of Dundonald.

COCHRANE,Thomas (1775-1860) Admiral RN

10th Earl of Dundonald, 1st Marquess of Maranhao. He was a dauntless officer with many successful naval actions to his name. During the Napoleonic Wars the French called him The Sea Wolf (Le Loup des Mers). He led the Chilean, Brazilian and Greek navies during their battles for independence from colonising powers. Considered by many to be the finest fighting Royal Navy officer of all time, he became the model for the dashing Jack Aubrey in Patrick O’Brien’s naval adventures.

COCKBURN, Sir George GCB (1772-1853) Admiral of the Fleet RN

Diaspora: Born in London. His father was Sir James Cockburn, 8th Baronet of that important Scottish family. George had a long and distinguished naval carer, but is probably best known for his capture and burning of Washington in August 1814.

DUNCAN, Adam (1731-1804) Admiral RN

A Scottish naval officer born in Dundee, is best known for his defeat of the Dutch navy at the crucial battle of Camperdown in 1797.

ELPHINSTONE, George Keith,1st Viscount Keith. (1746-1823) Admiral RN

Born at Elphinstone Tower near Stirling in Scotland. Distinguished Royal Navy officer.

FARKHVARSON (FARQUHARSON), Andrei Danilovich (1675-1739)

Henry (Harry) Farquharson was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer at the University of Aberdeen. At the start of the 18th century, he was employed by Peter the Great to establish and administer a mathematics and navigation school, principally for the Russian Navy. Under his guidance, and with his assistance, Tsar Peter wrote the curriculum for the school.

GORDON, Patrick (1635-1699) Imperial Russian Admiral and General-in-Chief Russian Army

Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he rose to become general-in-chief of the Russian army under Peter the Great. Peter has been credited with dragging his country from medieval mediocrity to become a major European power. Few are aware however that Gordon was the driving force behind him.

GORDON,Thomas (c.1658-1741) Commodore Royal Scots Navy. Admiral and Commander-in-Chief Imperial Russian Navy

He was a commodore of the Royal Scots Navy when it merged with the Royal Navy. In 1714 he refused to swear an oath of allegiance to King George I on his succession to the throne, and resigned his commission. In 1717 he joined the Imperial Russian Navy and was promoted to admiral early in May 1727. Later that year he became Commander-in-Chief and remained in that position until his death in 1741.

GREIG, Aleksy Samuilovich (1775-1845) Admiral Imperial Russian Navy

He was the son of Admiral Samuel Greig and part of his education took place at the High School of Edinburgh. His naval career commenced with the Royal Navy 1785 to 1796. He then returned to Russia and joined the Imperial Russian Navy. In 1816 he was appointed Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, and by 1828 was in full command of the Russian Navy. In 1833 the Tsar asked him to superintend construction of the Pulkovo Observatory.

GREIG, Samuel FRS (1735-1788) Admiral of the Russian Empire.Imperial RN.

He was born in Inverkeithing, Fife, and spent some time the the Royal Navy, before transferring to its Russian counterpart. He spent much energy in transforming that navy into a disciplined and effective fighting force, and is sometimes referred to as Father of the modern Russian Navy.

JONES, John Paul (1747-1792) Captain US Continental Navy

Born in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, he was a Scottish sailor who settled in the United States and joined the Continental Navy, precursor to the US Navy, as it was being formed circa 1775. In 1776 he had the honour of hoisting the first US ensign over a naval vessel. He was a captain who relished a fight and did much to frustrate the British during the Revolutionary War. When peace ensued he joined the Imperial Russian Navy. He died in Paris in 1792, having been honoured by the French government, and was buried there in a small cemetery which gradually c hanged in use to become a garden, and his grave was lost. In 1905 the US Ambassador to France, found the grave after a five year search, and his coffin returned to America aboard the USS Brooklyn escorted by other USS vessels. His remains are now contained within a magnificent bronze and marble sarcophagus at the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis. He has been described as Father of the United States Navy.

MACBRIDE, John (1735-1800) Captain, Admiral of The Blue RN

Born in Scotland, he had a distinguished naval career in various wars, and was instrumental in securing a British settlement on the Falkland Isles.

MACKENZIE, George. Admiral RN

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MACKENZIE, Sir Hugh Stirling “Rufus” (1913-1996) KCB, DSO, DSC. Admiral RN

One of the most distinguished submarine commanders of the second world war.

MACKENZIE, Thomas (1753-1813) Admiral RN

Son of Admiral George MacKenzie.

MACKENZIE, Thomas. (1740-1786) Admiral Imperial Russian Navy

Scottish admiral and founder of the vitally important Russian Black Sea naval base of Sevastapol in Ukraine.

MAITLAND, Frederick Lewis KCB (1777-1839) Rear Admiral RN

Born in Fife, Scotland, he saw much naval action but is remembered principally because he first negotiated, and then received, the surrender of Napoleon Bonaparte aboard his 74 gun ship HMS Bellerophon on 15 July 1815, thereby seeing  an end to the Napoleonic Wars.

MCLURE, John (1837-1920) Admiral Imperial Chinese Navy

Born in Kirkcudbright, he attained his naval rank in 1894, and at the same time was appointed to the highest class of Mandarins.

Moffat, John William Charlton (b. 1919) Fleet Air Arm pilot

Born in the Scottish Borders near Kelso. Is famous for crippling the German battleship Bismark with a torpedo while flying his carrier based Fairey Swordfish biplane. He celebrated his 90th birthday in June 2009 by performing aerobatics in a light aircraft.

MOWATT, Andrew of Hugoland (c.1535-c.1611) Admiral Royal Danish Navy

A Scottish flag officer in the Royal Danish Navy, appointed by Christian IV of Denmark.

MURRAY, James. Counter (Rear) Admiral Royal Polish Navy

James Murray (Jacob Mora) was a 17th century Scottish shipbuilder and master mariner in Polish service. In 1627 at the battle of Oliwa he commanded the galleon Krol Dawid (King David) when the Poles defeated a fleet of the Swedish Navy.

ROSS, Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862) Admiral RN

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