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Adam, Charles

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Title Admiral (RN)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 06/10/1780 Death 16/09/1853
Place (nk) Place Greenwich
Area (nk) Area (nk)
Country UK Country UK
Honours KCB.
He was elected as Member of Parliament for Clackmannan & Kinross 1831-41. He was appointed as First Naval Lord of the Admiralty in 1835-41 & 1846-7. He was appointed as an Elder Brother of Trinity House. He was appointed as HM Lord Lieutenant of Kinross 1839-54. He was appointed as Governor Greenwich Hospital 1847.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Midshipman RN serving in H.M.S. Monarch and as an Acting-Lieutenant RN 1795. He served in H.M.S. Victorious 1795. He served in H.M.S. Swift (In command) 1796. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 08/02/1798). He served in H.M.S. Albatross. He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 16/05/1798). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 12/06/1799). He served in H.M.S. Sybille (In command) 1799. He served in H.M.S. Chiffonne (In command) 1803. He captured the French Frigate Chiffonne in 1801 and the French privateer L'Aigle in 1807. He served in H.M.S. Invincible (In command) in 1811-13. He served in H.M.S. Royal Sovereign as Captain of the Royal Yacht. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral of the Blue (With seniority dated 27/05/1825). He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral of the White (With seniority dated 10/01/1837). He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief North America and Newfoundland Station (Flag in H.M.S. Illustrious) in 1841. He was appointed as Commander-in-Chief West Indies 1841-45. He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 08/01/1848).
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MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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