Alexander Mikhailovich( The Grand Duke, Adjutant General, Vice Admiral)
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Biography Alexander Mikhailovich
The fourth son of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolayevich and Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna, the husband of the Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, daughter of Emperor Alexander III. Born April 1, 1866. In 1886 - 1889 years made a voyage round the world on the corvette "Rynda; in 1890 - 1891, at his own yacht Tamara traveled to India, described in his journals:" 23 000 miles on a yacht "Tamara". In 1892 he commanded the destroyer "Revel", in 1895, was a senior officer of a battleship "Sisoe Great", . In 1899, the battleship "Admiral Apraksin", . then transferred to the Black Sea Fleet, . where he commanded the battleship Rostislav; on the production of rear admiral was appointed the youngest leader of the Black Sea Fleet,
In 1900 he was appointed Chairman of the Council for merchant shipping. Of office, A. Mikhailovich initiated the establishment of a special ministry to unite superintendence merchant shipping and ports, what until then distributed between the Ministries of Finance and Communications. Decree of 7 November 1902 established the General Directorate of Merchant Shipping and Ports, the head of which put a. Mihailovich on the Rights of the Minister. Activities of the new main control manifested in the establishment of new Naval School, the device ports and initiate the issue of improving living shipbuilding workers.
With the establishment by decree of 19 October 1905 on a new basis of the Council of Ministers and the formation of the Cabinet gr. S.YU. Witte, A. Mihailovich refused superintendence merchant shipping and ports. In 1909, promoted to vice-admiral and was appointed adjutant-general. For questions regarding the Navy, A. Mihailovich has published many works, of which the most famous "Sea reference book, published periodically since 1892 in 1 - 2 years; here first given systematic information about the ships of the Russian and foreign fleets.
In 1904 A. Mihailovich was appointed chairman of a special committee to strengthen the fleet on voluntary donations. A. Mihailovich is chairman of the committee on the restoration of monuments of Sevastopol Defense, . honorary member of the Nicholas Naval Academy, . chief of the 73 Infantry Regiment of the Crimean, . Chairman of various companies and institutions, . including the Imperial Russian Society of navigation, . Imperial Society of Naturalists at St. Petersburg,
. University Committee for the White Sea through the Russian north.