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Lord John Hay R.N.

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Lord John Hay R.N.Explanation
Fourth son of George Hay, 7th Marquess of Tweeddale (1787-1876), and nephew of Lord John Hay (1783-1851)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
23 August 1827 Born (Geneva)
5 July 1855 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
11 April 18576 April 1859M.P. (Liberal) for Wick
26 February 186615 February 1871M.P. (Liberal) for Ripon
8 June 1876 Married Annie Christina, daughter of Nathaniel Grace Lambert
4 May 1916 Died (Fulmer Place, Fulmer, Buckinghamshire)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
According to the DNB he "was one of the last 'political' admirals: his family connections and Liberal politics played a vital part in his career, though his service in the Crimea and China justified his promotion".
1839Entered Navy
19 December 1846Lieutenant
28 August 1851Commander
7 May 1852Rear-Admiral
27 November 1854Captain
31 December 1877Vice-Admiral
8 July 1884Admiral
15 December 1888Admiral of the Fleet
23 August 1897Retired Admiral of the Fleet
Date fromDate toService
18481851Lieutenant in Powerful, commanded by Richard Saunders Dundas, Mediterranean
20 August 185227 November 1854Commander in Wasp, Mediterranean, and Black Sea during the Russian War
27 November 18542 February 1855Captain in Wasp, Black Sea during the Russian War
9 December 185523 October 1856Captain in Forth (from commissioning), Devonport (and the 1856 Royal Naval review)
20 September 18591863Captain in Odin, East Indies and China (in command of a division of gunboats during the second capture of the Taku forts in August 1860, and latterly as Commodore on the station)
10 April 186613 July 1866Commissioner of the Admiralty (Fifth Naval Lord then Fourth Naval Lord)
18 December 186828 June 1871Commissioner of the Admiralty (Junior Naval Lord)
18717 May 1872Captain in Hotspur
18751876Second in command, Channel squadron
10 November 187710 December 1879Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
28 April 18803 March 1883Commissioner of the Admiralty (Second Naval Lord)
7 February 18835 February 1886Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean (flag in Alexandra)
15 February 18863 August 1886Commissioner of the Admiralty (First Naval Lord)
25 May 188715 December 1888Commander-in-chief, Devonport

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