Frederick William Grey R.N.
Frederick William Grey R.N.

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Frederick William Grey R.N.Explanation
Third son of Charles GreyExternal link, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845; Prime Minister from 1830-1834), and brother of George Grey R.N.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
23 August 1805 Born
1843 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service in China
20 July 1846 Married Barbarina Charlotte, daughter of Rev. F Sullivan
2 January 1857 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
28 March 1865 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
2 May 1878 Died
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
18 January 1819Entered Navy
7 April 1825Lieutenant
17 April 1827Commander
19 April 1828Captain
22 January 1855Rear-Admiral
5 January 1861Vice-Admiral
24 January 1865Admiral
18??Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
7 April 1825 Lieutenant in Sybille (captured from French 1794, fifth rate), commanded by Samuel John Brooke Petchell, Mediterranean
26 September 1825 Lieutenant in Volage, commanded by Richard Saunders Dundas, South America
17 April 1827 Commander in Heron, South America
25 November 18304 September 1834Captain in Actaeon, Mediterranean
21 August 183527 September 1836Captain in Jupiter, East Indies
30 October 18401843Captain in Endymion (from commissioning at Plymouth), East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
18 March 185423 January 1855Captain in Hannibal (from commissioning), commodore of the fleet conveying 10,000 French troops to the Öland Islands, then the Black Sea during the Russian War
23 January 1855 Principal agent of transports in the Bosphorus during the Russian War, flag in Harpy
1 April 185710 February 1860Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope and west coast of Africa, flag in Boscawen
15 June 186113 July 1866Commissioner of the Admiralty (1st Naval Lord)

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