Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour R.N.
Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour R.N.

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Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour R.N.Explanation
Second and younger son of Colonel Sir Horace Beauchamp Seymour, grandson of Lord Hugh Seymour.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
12 April 1821 Born
16 July 1861 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service to New Zealand.
2 June 1877 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
14 May 1881 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
24 November 1882 Created Baron Alcester
30 March 1895 Died (unmarried, and at his death his title became extinct).
According to the DNB, after his retirement 'his genial nature rendered him a favourite in society, while his attention to his dress and personal appearance obtained for him the name of 'The Ocean Swell''.
Obituary in the Times newspaper
January 1834Entered Navy
7 March 1842Lieutenant
5 June 1847Commander
19 October 1854Captain
1 April 1870Rear-Admiral
31 December 1876Vice-Admiral
6 May 1882Admiral
12 April 1886Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
22 March 184229 August 1844Lieutenant in Thalia, commanded by George Hope, Pacific
29 August 1844 Lieutenant in Collingwood, commanded by Robert Smart, flagship of Rear-Admiral George Francis Seymour (his uncle), Pacific
5 June 184713 December 1847Commander in Cormorant (until paying off at Portsmouth), Pacific
22 November 1848 Commander in Harlequin (until paying off at Plymouth), Mediterranean
1852 Volunteer on the staff of General Godwin during the 2nd Burma War
24 May 185320 October 1854Commander in Brisk, North American and West Indies, then in Sir Erasmus Ommanney's squadron in the White Sea, and then on the Russian Pacific coast during the Russian War
22 May 18551856Captain in Meteor, floating battery, which he took out to the Crimea, and brought back to Portsmouth (according to the DNB "feats of seamanship scarcely less dangerous than any war services")
16 July 185712 December 1862Commodore in Pelorus (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth), East Indies and China, then Australia (during the New Zealand War)
18601861Commanded naval brigade in New Zealand during Maori war
10 March 186021 July 1862Commodore, Australian squadron
5 August 1867 Captain in Victory, flag-ship, Commander-in-chief Portsmouth
22 December 186816 July 1870Private secretary to First Lord of Admiralty, Hugh Childers
December 1870May 1872Commander-in-chief, Flying Squadron, flag in Narcissus
4 May 18724 March 1874Commissioner of the Admiralty (Junior Naval Lord)
1 October 187410 November 1877Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron, flag in Agincourt
5 February 18807 February 1883Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean, flag in Inconstant
11 July 1882 Commanded bombardment of Alexandria, flag in Alexandra
March 1883June 1885Commissioner of the Admiralty (2nd Naval Lord)

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