Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for Edward Harvey appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
8 May 1865Admiral Sir Edward Harvey, K.C.B., died on Thursday, at Walmer, Kent, aged 82. The deceased entered the navy in 1793, on board the Brunswick, 74, commanded by his father, Capt. John Harvey, He afterwards was midshipman in the Prince of Wales, 98, then bearing the flag of his uncle, Rear-Admiral Henry Harvey. After being present at the battle of Camperdown he became, in July, 1801, lieutenant, and in that capacity be was in the Southampton at the capture of the Danish and Swedish West India Islands in that year. As commander (which rank he attained in January, 1808) of the Cephalus, in 1809-10, he captured four French privateers, and, while employed in the defence of Sicily, was engaged with the gunboats on the coast of Calabria. In February, 1839, he was appointed to the Implacable, 74, in the Mediterranean, where his eminent services, in 1840, on the coast of Syria and at the blockade of Alexandria, obtained for him official thanks. He has not been afloat since the Implacable was paid off in 1842. By the death of Admiral Sir Edward Harvey, Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Lambert Baynes, K.C.B., becomes Admiral; Rear-Admiral Richard L. Warren becomes a Vice-Admiral; and Capt. Wallace Houstoun is placed on the Rear-Admiral's list. An Admiral's good service pension is placed at the gift of the First Lord of the Admiralty, by the death of Admiral Sir Edward Harvey, K.C.B.

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