George Tryon R.N.
George Tryon R.N.

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George Tryon R.N.Explanation
Third son of Thomas Tryon (d. 1872) of Bulwick Park, Northamptonshire
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
4 January 1832 Born
5 April 1869 Married Clementina Charlotte, daughter of Gilbert John Heathcote, first Lord Aveland
21 June 1887 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
September 1887 Unsuccessful Conservative candidate for the constituency of Spalding
22 June 1893 Died (while in command of the Mediterranean fleet in VictoriaExternal link, when rammed by CamperdownExternal link off the coast of Syria)
1848Entered Navy
21 October 1854Lieutenant
25 October 1860Commander
11 April 1866Captain
1 April 1884Rear-Admiral
13 August 1889Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
3 September 185520 August 1858Lieutenant in Royal Albert, commanded by William Robert Mends, flagship of Rear-Admiral Edmund Lyons, Mediterranean (and in the Black Sea during the Russian War)
November 1858 Lieutenant in Victoria and Albert, commanded by Joseph Denman, Portsmouth
10 August 186110 August 1864Commander (2ic) in Warrior, commanded by Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane, Channel squadron
August 186424 April 1866Commander in Surprise (until paying off at Plymouth), Mediterranean
August 1867 Director of transports in Annesley Bay, Eritrea, during the Abyssinian expedition
April 1871 Private secretary to George Joachim Goschen, First Lord of the Admiralty
13 January 1874 Captain in Raleigh (from commissioning at Chatham), 1875 Detached squadron, then in attendance on the Prince of Wales during his tour in India, then the Mediterranean
October 1878January 1882Captain in Monarch (until paying off at Malta), Mediterranean, including Sir Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby's squadron in the Sea of Marmora, and in 1880 1880 with Sir Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour's international demonstration against the Turks in the Adriatic
13 June 18822 April 1884Permanent Secretary of the Admiralty
12 November 18841 February 1887Commander-in-chief, Australia (flag in Nelson)
June 1887 Member of a committee for the revision of the signal-book and the manual of fleet evolutions
17 April 18887 March 1891Admiral Commanding Reserves (and thus commander one of the opposing fleets in the summer manoeuvres)
20 August 189122 June 1893Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean, flag in VictoriaExternal link

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