John Meynell Alleyne, Fourth Baronet

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Captain SIR John Meynell Alleyne, Fourth Baronet, D.S.O., D.S.C., Royal Navy (11 August, 1889 – 17 December, 1983) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

The son of Reynold Alleyne, John entered the Royal Navy ranked 45th in order of merit of sixty cadets accepted in the May 1904 intake term at H.M.S. Britannia.[1]

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 15 July, 1910.[2]

Alleyne served in the monitor H.M.S. Lord Clive, in which role he was awarded the D.S.C..

He was navigator of Vindictive during the rank on Ostend Harbour, May 1918, being severely wounded in the action.

Alleyne was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1918.

Alleyne was promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1924.

He was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain dated 12 January, 1936.

World War II

Appointed in command of the Armed Merchant Cruiser Asturias on 28 April, 1943, he operated as part of the West Africa Command.[3]

See Also

  • Service Records
  • "Capt Sir John Alleyne" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 19 December, 1983. Issue 61716, col G, pg. 14.
  • Liddle, Peter H. (1985). The Sailor's War: 1914-18. Blandford Press, Ltd., Poole. (on and

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh F. Curry
Captain of H.M.S. Lupin
1 Aug, 1928[4]
Succeeded by
Edward B. C. Dicken


  1. "Cadetships in the Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 21, 1904; pg. 12; Issue 37374.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 2.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 252.