Henry John Codrington R.N.
Henry John Codrington R.N.

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Henry John Codrington R.N.Explanation
Third son of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington (1770-1851)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
17 October 1808 Born
9 April 1849 Married, firstly, Helen Jane Webb, daughter of C Webb Smith, of Lyndhurst
13 March 1867 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
8 August 1869 Married, secondly, Catherine, daughter of Henry Combe Compton, of Lyndhurst
4 August 1877 Died (Eaton Square, London)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
21 February 1823Entered Navy
12 June 1829Lieutenant
20 October 1831Commander
20 January 1836Captain
19 March 1857Rear-Admiral
24 September 1863Vice-Admiral
18 October 1867Admiral
22 January 1877Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
12 June 1829 Lieutenant in Victory, commanded by George Elliot, Portsmouth
10 August 1829 Lieutenant in Prince Regent, flagship of Henry Blackwood, the Nore
22 April 1830 Lieutenant in Briton, commanded by John Duff Markland, particular service
9 June 1831 Lieutenant in Caledonia, flagship of Edward Codrington (his father), in the Channel (as flag-lieutenant)
6 June 18341836Commander in Orestes, Mediterranean
12 March 1838 Captain in Talbot, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
13 March 184130 September 1841Captain in Queen, flagship of Admiral Edward Codrington (his father), Portsmouth
1 October 18411842Captain in St Vincent, flagship of Admiral Edward Codrington (his father), Portsmouth
16 October 1846May 1850Captain in Thetis (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off), Mediterranean
25 October 185313 February 1856Captain in Royal George (from commissioning at Sheerness), the Baltic during the Russian War
13 February 185613 September 1856Commodore in Algiers (until paying off at Portsmouth), in charge of a flotilla of gunboats
27 July 18581863Admiral superintendent of Malta dockyard (flag in Hibernia)
1 November 18691 November 1872Commander-in-chief, Devonport

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