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Michael Seymour R.N.Explanation
Third son of Rear-Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, first baronet (1768-1834)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
3 December 1802 Born
18271859Registrar and Secretary of the Order of the Bath
22 June 1829 Married his first cousin Dora (or Dorothea; 1807–1875) , daughter of Sir William Knighton
5 July 1855 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
20 May 1859 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
9 August 185912 February 1863M.P. (Liberal) for Devonport
23 February 1887 Died (Cadlington House, near Horndean, Hampshire)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
5 November 1813Entered Navy
12 September 1822Lieutenant
6 December 1824Commander
5 August 1826Captain
27 May 1854Rear-Admiral
1 November 1860Vice-Admiral
5 March 1864Admiral
1870Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
8 August 1825 Commander in Cameleon, Plymouth
9 January 1827 Captain in Menai, South America
12 September 18271829Captain in Volage, South America
14 June 183319 May 1835Captain in Challenger, South America, until wrecked at Mocquilla Point, near Leubu, on the coast of Chile by an abnormal and previously unknown reversal of the current (all rescued after spending seven weeks on land)
7 April 1841September 1841Captain in Britannia, flagship of Vice-Admiral John Acworth Ommanney, Mediterranean
September 18416 January 1842Captain in Powerful (until paying off at Portsmouth), Mediterranean
16 January 18451848Captain in Vindictive, flagship of Vice-Admiral Francis William Austen, North America and West Indies
1849 Made a prolonged tour in France, visiting the dockyards, arsenals, and engineering works, on which he reported to the Admiralty
3 December 1850 Captain in Monarch, guard ship of Ordinary, Sheerness
8 September 18511854Commodore-superintendent, Devonport dockyard (flag in Royal William)
1854 Captain of the Fleet to Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Napier, in the Baltic during the Russian War
19 February 1855 Second in command in the Baltic to Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Saunders Dundas during the Russian War (flag in Exmouth)
18 February 185625 January 1859Commander-in-chief, East Indies and China (including first part of 2nd Anglo-Chinese War) (flag in Calcutta)
1 March 18631 March 1866Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth (flag in Victory)
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