George Willes Watson R.N.
George Willes Watson R.N.

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George Willes Watson R.N.Explanation
Third son of Rev. Fisher Watson, vicar of Lancing, Sussex
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
5 April 1827 Born
1864 Married Margaretta, youngest daughter of General John Campbell, colonel of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders
30 May 1891 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
26 April 1897 Died (Mannamead, Plymouth)
6 November 1841Entered Navy
8 March 1849Lieutenant
9 August 1858Commander
16 February 1864Captain
9 January 1880Rear-Admiral
12 April 1886Vice-Admiral
12 April 1892Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
25 August 1858 Commander (2ic) in Royal Albert, commanded by Henry James Lacon, Channel squadron (flagship of Rear-Admiral Robert Fanshawe Stopford, Captain of the Fleet)
2 February 186220 February 1864Commander in Peterel (from commissioning at Plymouth), North America and West Indies
November 1866April 1870Captain in Crocodile
1 April 18731 January 1875Captain in Duncan, Sheerness, replacing Pembroke
1 March 1876 Commodore in Victor Emmanuel, senior officer, Hong Kong
June 1879January 1880Captain in Temeraire
1 December 188130 April 1886Admiral-superintendent, Chatham
15 December 188815 December 1891Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies (flag in Bellerophon)

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