Alfred Phillipps Ryder R.N.
Alfred Phillipps Ryder R.N.

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Alfred Phillipps Ryder R.N.Explanation
Seventh son of Henry Ryder (1777?1836), bishop of Lichfield
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
27 November 1820 Born
1852 Married Louisa, daughter of Henry Dawson, of Launde Abbey, Leicestershire
1871 Member of Admiralty committee on designs
28 February 18731 December 1873Naval attach? to H.M.'s Embassies and Missions at the Maritime Courts of Europe
21 May 1884 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
30 April 1888 Died (drowned near Vauxhall pier while taking a trip on the river Thames)
Obituary and Inquest in the Times newspaper
6 May 1833Entered Navy
2 May 1841Lieutenant
15 January 1846Commander
2 May 1848Captain
2 April 1866Rear-Admiral
7 May 1872Vice-Admiral
5 August 1877Admiral
29 April 1885Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
22 September 18411845Lieutenant in Belvidera, commanded by George Grey, Mediterranean
May 1847 Commander in Vixen (from commissioning at Woolwich), Charles Napier's Western Squadron, then taking the Portuguese ambassador, the Duke of Palmella, back to Lisbon, and Percy Doyle (the newly appointed British Minister) to Mexico, then North America and West Indies (until promoted for his service at the capture of Fort Serapaqui on the San Juan River after Colonel Salas of the Nicaraguan army had carried off two British subjects).
28 December 185313 March 1857Captain in Dauntless (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth), Channel, then (1854) the Baltic and the Black Sea during the Russian War, then the Mediterranean
5 January 186122 November 1862Captain in Hero (until paying off at Sheerness), Channel squadron, then North America and West Indies
24 November 186227 April 1863Private secretary to the Duke of Somerset, First Lord of the Admiralty
18631866Controller of the Coast guard
18681869Second in command of the Channel squadron (flag in Penelope)
31 August 187431 August 1877Commander-in-chief, China (flag in Audacious)
27 November 187928 November 1882Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth

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