PRINCE ALBERT, DUKE OF SAXE-COBURG & GOTHA. SIGNED Naval Dispatch.
Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, 4th child and 2nd son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Reigned as Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 1893. Officer in the British Royal Navy.
Naval dispatch. 1p. 'Vivid' at Devonport. 10th November 1890. To Lieutenant & Commander E.J. Bain, HMS Ringdove.
"Memo - You art to furnish a report as to the behaviour of HM ship under your command in the late gale and whether any difficulty was experienced in freeing her from water. Alfred. Admiral".
Foolscap folio. Approx 33 x 20 cms. slightly edge worn with a few short edge tears, some original blotting to ink, folds and creases. Very good.
At the date of this dispatch, Alfred was Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, a position he had occupied since August of that year. On 3rd June 1893, he was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet.