Michael Culme-Seymour R.N.
Michael Culme-Seymour R.N.

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Michael Culme-Seymour R.N.Explanation
Son of Rev. Sir John Hobart Seymour, 2nd Bart (1800-1880), who took the additional surname Culme after the death of his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Thomas Culme, in 1841
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
13 March 1836 Born
16 October 1866 Married Mary Georgiana Watson, daughter of Richard Watson M.P. (1800-1852)
1869 Naval aide de camp to Queen Victoria
17 September 1880 Succeeded as third baronet
11 October 1920 Died (Oundle, Northamptonshire)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
1850Entered Navy
25 May 1857Lieutenant
6 June 1859Commander
16 December 1865Captain
6 May 1882Rear-Admiral
19 June 1888Vice-Admiral
13 May 1893Admiral
13 March 1901Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
(1856) Mate in Calcutta, commanded by William King Hall, flagship of Rear-Admiral Michael Seymour, East Indies (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
19 September 18576 June 1859Lieutenant in Calcutta, commanded by William King Hall, flagship of Rear-Admiral Michael Seymour, East Indies and China (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War) (flag-lieutenant to his uncle)
20 June 186116 August 1865Commander in Wanderer (until paying off at Chatham), Mediterranean
1 December 1870 Captain in Volage, Channel squadron
18741876Private secretary to George Ward-Hunt, first lord of the Admiralty
April 1876July 1877Captain in Monarch, Mediterranean
8 July 1877 Captain in Temeraire, Mediterranean, and part of the squadron that Admiral Sir Geoffrey Phipps Hornby led through the Dardanelles in 1878
29 July 18799 May 1882Captain in Duke of Wellington, flagship of Alfred Phillipps Ryder, flagship of the port admiral, Portsmouth
1885 Second-in-command, Hornby's Baltic squadron assembled during the Panjdeh crisis (precipitated by Russian encroachment into Central Asia)
4 July 188520 September 1887Commander-in-chief, Pacific
3 May 189010 May 1892Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
29 June 189310 November 1896Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean (restoring the morale of the squadron after the loss of Victoria)
3 August 18973 October 1900Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth

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