Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby R.N.
Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby R.N.

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Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby R.N.Explanation
Second son of Admiral Sir Phipps Hornby (1785-1867)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
20 February 1825 Born (Winwick, Lancashire)
1853 Married Emily Frances, daughter of the Rev. John Coles of Ditcham Park, Hampshire, and sister of Captain Cowper-Coles
12 August 1878 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
19 December 1885 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
18 January 1886 First and principal naval aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria
18891890Aide-de-camp to Kaiser Wilhelm II during his visits to Britain
3 March 1895 Died (Little Green, Lordington, Sussex)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
March 1837Entered Navy
15 June 1844Lieutenant
12 January 1850Commander
18 December 1852Captain
1 January 1869Rear-Admiral
1 January 1875Vice-Admiral
15 June 1879Admiral
1 May 1888Admiral of the Fleet
20 February 1895Retired Admiral of the Fl
Date fromDate toService
15 June 18441847Lieutenant in Cleopatra, commanded by Christopher Wyvill, east coast of Africa
6 September 1847 Lieutenant in Asia, commanded by Robert Fanshawe Stopford, flagship of Rear-Admiral Phipps Hornby (his father), Pacific (as flag lieutenant)
18 February 1850 Commander (2ic) in Asia, commanded by Robert Fanshawe Stopford, flagship of Rear-Admiral Phipps Hornby, Pacific
18 August 1858August 1860Captain in Tribune (until paying off at Portsmouth), Pacific (where he diplomatically helped resolve the dispute - "Pig War" - with the United States over San Juan Island, off Vancover)
11 February 186117 December 1862Captain in Neptune (until paying off at Portsmouth), Mediterranean
14 May 1863September 1865Captain in Edgar, flagship of Rear-Admiral Sidney Colpoys Dacres, Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
September 18651867Commodore, west coast of Africa (flag in Bristol)
8 June 18691871Commander-in-chief, Flying squadron (flag in Liverpool)
2 September 18711 October 1874Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron (flag in Minotaur)
29 December 187411 January 1877Commissioner of the Admiralty (2nd naval lord)
15 January 18775 February 1880Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean (flag in Alexandra)
1881 President of the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth
28 November 188228 November 1885Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth
1885 Commander-in-chief, Baltic fleet assembled during the Panjdeh crisis (precipitated by Russian encroachment into Central Asia)

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