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

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for Michael Seymour appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
25 February 1887Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, G.C.B., died on the 23d inst., at Horndean, Hampshire. He was the son of the late Sir Michael Seymour, K.C.B., famous for his capture of the French frigate Thetis in 1808, and was born in the year 1802. He entered the Navy as a first-class volunteer in 1813, became commander in 1624, captain in 1826, and rear-admiral in 1854, vice-admiral in 1860, and admiral in 1864. Sir Michael Seymour was placed on the retired list in the year 1870, but in 1876 was made Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom. He served in the Baltic during the first year of the Crimean War as captain of the fleet, and in 1855 as second in command. From 1856 to 1858 he was commander-in-chief in the Indian and Chinese seas, and from 1863 to 1866 he commanded at Portsmouth. He was Registrar and Secretary of the Order of the Bath for 27 years (1830-1857), and represented the Borough of Devonport in the House of Commons from 1859 to 1863. The late Admiral (who was the uncle of Sir Michael Culme-Seymour), the present baronet), married in 1829, Dora, daughter of Sir W. Knighton, by whom he had a family. By his death a good service pension has been placed at the disposal of the First Lord of the Admiralty.

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