Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds R.N.
Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds R.N.

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Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds R.N.Explanation
Second son of Sir William Symonds (1782-1856), Surveyor of the Royal Navy from 1832 to 1847
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
15 July 1813 Born
25 September 1845 married, firstly, Anna Maria, daughter of Captain Edmund Heywood RN
5 July 1855 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
1856 Married, secondly, Prestwood Mary, daughter of Captain Thomas Wolrige RN
13 March 1867 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
23 April 1880 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
14 November 1894 Died (Higher Warberry, Torquay)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
25 April 1825Entered Navy
5 November 1832Lieutenant
21 October 1837Commander
22 February 1841Captain
1 November 1860Rear-Admiral
2 April 1866Vice-Admiral
14 July 1871Admiral
15 June 1879Admiral of the Fleet
15 July 1883Retired Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
May 1833 Lieutenant in Vestal, commanded by William Jones, Portsmouth
September 1833September 1833Lieutenant in Endymion, commanded by Samuel Roberts, Mediterranean
1833 Lieutenant in Britannia, commanded by Peter Rainier, Mediterranean
December 183421 October 1837Lieutenant in Rattlesnake, commanded by William Hobson, East Indies
27 August 183822 February 1841Commander in Rover, North America & West Indies
30 May 18461849Captain in Spartan, Mediterranean
19 January 1850 Captain in Arethusa, particular service, then Mediterranean
1 January 185427 November 1854Captain in Agamemnon, flagship of Rear-Admiral Edmund Lyons, second in command, Black Sea during the Russian war
1 July 185415 January 1855Captain in Arethusa (until paying off at Plymouth), Black sea during the Russian War
30 November 185512 July 1856Captain in Conqueror (from commissioning at Plymouth), Channel squadron
1 December 1862 Admiral Superintendent, Devonport dockyard (flag in Indus)
12 December 186818 July 1870Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
1 November 18751 November 1878Commander-in-chief, Devonport (flag in Royal Adelaide)

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