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

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for Richard Laird Warren appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
3 August 1875We have to announce the death of Admiral Richard Lalrd Warren, at his residence at Southsea, on Friday night. The deceased officer was in his 69th year, having been born in 1806 [His service record gives a date of 11 October 1809]. He entered the Navy in August, 1822, and obtained his first commission on the 1st of January, 1829. He subsequently served in the Victory, flagship of the Hon. Sir Robert Stopford, at Portsmouth, and the Sapphire, and was then appointed to the Isis, 50, in which he filled the post of flag-lieutenant to his father on the Cape Station until he was advanced to the rank of commander. His next appointments were to the Snake, 16, and Serpent, 16, on the North American and West India Station, and he was superseded from the latter vessel, in May, 1839, on being promoted to post rank. He commanded the Magicienne, 24, on the Mediterranean Station, from August,1841, until the ship was paid off at the close of 1843. The deceased obtained his flag as Rear-Admiral on the 13th of February, 1858,became Vice-Admiral on the 5th of May, 1865, and Admiral on the 1st of April, 1870.

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