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)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
12 November 1828First class Volunteer
17 December 1829Midshipman
27 August 1836Mate
10 June 1844Lieutenant
10 February 1853Commander
29 September 1855Captain
1 January 1874Retired Rear-Admiral
30 January 1879Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
27 August 183612 May 1840Mate in Rodney, commanded by Captain Hyde Parker, Mediterranean
8 October 184017 November 1842Mate in Calcutta, commanded by Captain Samuel Roberts then Captain George Frederick Rich, Mediterranean, and Lisbon
18 November 184214 February 1844Midshipman in Excellent, commanded by Captain Thomas Hastings, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
15 February 18449 June 1844Mate in Camperdown, commanded by Captain William Fanshawe Martin, Sheerness, flagship
14 September 184431 January 1845Lieutenant in Queen, commanded by Captain William Fanshawe Martin, Sheerness
1 July 184512 July 1846Lieutenant in Trafalgar, commanded by Captain William Fanshawe Martin then Captain John Neale Nott, Sheerness, flagship of Vice Admiral Edward Durnford King, then 1845 experimental squadron
20 July 18468 December 1849Lieutenant in Constance, commanded by Captain Baldwin Wake Walker then Captain George William Conway Courtenay, Pacific
20 April 18509 February 1853Lieutenant in Prince Regent, commanded by William Fanshawe Martin, Channel squadron
10 February 18533 November 1855Commander (2ic) in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Henry Byam Martin then Captain George Thomas Gordon then Captain Henry Caldwell, Western (Channel) squadron then the Baltic during the Russian War, flagship of Charles Napier then Richard Saunders Dundas
30 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 185815 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
5 January 186331 December 1863Committee on Armstrong and Whitworth guns
5 January 18644 May 1866Captain in Hector (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Channel squadron
5 May 186629 October 1866Captain in Cumberland, guard ship of the steam reserve, Sheerness
30 October 18661 November 1869Captain in Royal Adelaide, Devonport, flag-ship of the Port Admiral

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