Berkeley Milne takes command of the Royal Yacht
Berkeley Milne takes command of the Royal Yacht

The Bluejackets Periods Victorian

Berkeley Milne takes command of the Royal Yacht

Captain Archibald Berkeley Milne takes command of the Royal Yacht HMY Osborne. This was normally a position for a Commander rather than a full Captain, and they usually wanted to get back into the fleet quickly in order to progress up the ranks. Milne, however, enjoyed the emphasis on ceremonial duties and felt that royal service would be a good way of getting flag rank.