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Lambton Loraine R.N.Explanation
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
17 November 1838 Born
11 July 1852 Succeeded as 11th Baronet Loraine of Kirke Harle,Northumberland
13 May 1917 Died
 
DateRank
1852Entered Navy
13 September 1858Lieutenant
9 July 1867Commander
22 January 1874Captain
31 August 1885Retired Captain
29 November 1889Retired Rear-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
5 September 1859 Lieutenant in Algiers, commanded by George William Douglas O'Callaghan, Channel squadron
(1873)22 January 1874Commander in Niobe, North America and West Indies, including the "Virginius Affair": the capture in international waters on 31 October 1873 by Spanish forces fighting Cuban insurgents (during the "Ten-Years War", 1868-1878) and serial execution of 53 persons, including the captain, most of the crew and a number of insurgents on board the steamship Virginius. The executions were only stopped when Loraine intervened.
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