George William Preedy R.N.
George William Preedy R.N.

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George William Preedy R.N.Explanation
Son of Robert Preedy, of Hampton, Worcestershire
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1817 Born
27 September 1858 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), civil
1869 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), military
30 May 1894 Died (Budleigh Salterton)
12 November 1828Entered Navy
10 June 1844Lieutenant
10 February 1853Commander
29 September 1855Captain
1 January 1874Retired Rear-Admiral
30 January 1879Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
10 February 1853 Commander (2ic) in Duke of Wellington
4 March 1854 Commander (2ic) in Duke of Wellington, commanded by George Thomas Gordon, flagship of Vice-Admiral Charles Napier, the Baltic during the Russian War
31 March 18581 September 1858Captain in Agamemnon, laying the first Transatlantic cable (initiated 16 August 1858, but stopped working only a couple of weeks later)
1 November 185817 July 1862Captain in Liffey (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth), Channel squadron, then (July 1859) the Mediterranean, then (March 1862) the West Indies
12 January 186420 April 1866Captain in Hector (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Channel squadron
26 April 186630 October 1866Captain in Cumberland, guard ship of the steam reserve, Sheerness
26 October 1866 Captain in Royal Adelaide, Devonport, flag-ship of the Port Admiral

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