Sidney Colpoys Dacres R.N.
Sidney Colpoys Dacres R.N.

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Sidney Colpoys Dacres R.N.Explanation
Son of Vice-admiral Sir Richard Dacres (1761-1837)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
9 January 1804 Born (Totness, Devon, England)
1 October 1840 Married (Old Church, Saint Pancras, London) Emma (1819-1913), daughter of John Lambert (1782-1850), of Banstead, Surrey.
1854 C.B. (Companion of the Bath).
28 March 1865 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
20 May 1871 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
8 March 1884 Died (Brighton, Sussex)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
1817Entered Navy
5 May 1827Lieutenant
28 August 1834Commander
1 August 1840Captain
25 June 1858Rear-Admiral
17 November 1865Vice-Admiral
1 April 1870Admiral
1875Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
20 August 183631 July 1840Commander in Salamander, particular service (and during this time Dacres was also temporarily in charge of trials with Gorgon)
2 April 18478 December 1847Captain in Avenger, Plymouth, tender to Caledonia
9 December 184719 April 1849Captain in St Vincent, flagship of Rear-Admiral Charles Napier, Western squadron
28 September 18498 June 1852Captain in Leander (from commissioning at Portsmouth), particular service (Squadron of Evolution)
9 June 185221 February 1855Captain in Sans Pareil (from commissioning at Plymouth), Lisbon, then (1853) Channel squadron, then (1854) Black Sea during the Russian War
22 February 185512 July 1855Additional captain carried on the books of Victory, commanded by Captain John Charles Dalrymple Hay, officer conducting the Packet Service, Southampton
13 July 185530 June 1858Captain-Superintendent of Haslar Hospital and the Royal Clarence (Gosport) Victualling Yard.
25 August 185920 February 1861Captain of the fleet to Vice-Admiral Arthur Fanshawe then Vice-Admiral William Fanshawe Martin, commander-in-chief, Mediterranean (flag in Marlborough)
11 December 18612 December 1865, second in command, Channel squadron then (December 1861) second in command, North America and West Indies, flag in Edgar
10 August 186630 November 1872Commissioner of the Admiralty (2nd Naval Lord, then First Naval Lord from 18 Dec 1868)
1872 Visitor and Governor of Greenwich Hospital

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