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Berkeley, George Cranfield

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 10/08/1753 Death 25/02/1818
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Honours GCB. Naval Gold Medal (Glorious First of June).
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Biography
He was the second son of the 4th Earl of Berkeley. Lord High Admiral of Portugal. Surveyor General of Ordnance 1789-95. He was present at Battle of Ushant 1778. His daughter Georgina Mary Berkeley married Admiral The Honorable Sir George F. Seymour RN)
 
Military Service
He entered the Royal Navy 1766. He served in H.M.S. Mary (Yacht) 1766, Page to Queen Caroline Matilda. He served in H.M.S. Guernsey. He served in H.M.S. Resolution (He served under Captain James Cook for surveying on Newfoundland Station in Resolution). He served in H.M.S. Alarm 1769. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 01/09/1772). He served in H.M.S. Victory 1778. He was appointed as Commander RN (With seniority dated 03/09/1778). He served in H.M.S. Firebrand (In command) 1778. He served in H.M.S. Fairy (In command). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 15/09/1780. He served in H.M.S. Vestal (In command) 1780. He served in H.M.S. Recovery (In command) 1782. He served in H.M.S. Magnificent (In command) 1789. He served in H.M.S. Marlborough (In command) 1793. He served in H.M.S. Formidable (In command) 1795-6. He served as Commanding Officer of Sea Fencibles on the Coast of Sussex 1798. He was appointed as Rear-Admiral of the Blue (With seniority dated 14/02/1799). He was appointed as Rear Admiral of the White (With seniority dated 01/01/1801). He was appointed as Rear Admiral of the Red (With seniority dated 23/04/1804). He was appointed as Vice-Admiral of the White (With seniority dated 09/11/1805). He served as Commander-in-Chief in the River St. Lawrence, along the Coast of Nova Scotia, the islands of St. John and Cape Breton and in the Bay of Fundy and the Islands of Bermuda 1806. He served as Commanding Officer Halifax Station. He was appointed as Vice Admiral of the Red (With seniority dated 28/04/1808). He served as Chief Command Coast of Portugal 1808. He was appointed as a Admiral of the Blue (With seniority dated 31/07/1810). He was appointed as a Admiral of the White (With seniority dated 04/06/1814).
 
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References
MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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2011-01-31

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