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De Horsey, Algernon Frederick Rous

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 27/07/1827 Death (nk)
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Honours KCB.
In 1892 he was appointed as a JP for Hants.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RN (With seniority dated 29/02/1840). He served in H.M.S. Cyclops 1840. He served in H.M.S. Britannia 1840. He served in H.M.S. Vanguard 1840. He was appointed as a Midshipman RN. He served in H.M.S. Modeste (Columbia River duty for Protection of British Interests). He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 25/07/1846). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 26/07/1846). He served in Woolich Dockyard for Steam Engineering Course 1848. He served in H.M.S. Arrogant as 2nd Lieutenant 1849. He served in H.M.S. Cumberland as Flag Lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief North America and West Indies Station 1851. He served in H.M.S. Rose (In command). He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 10/06/1853). He served in H.M.S. Devastation (In command) 1853. He served in H.M.S. Victor (In command) 1855. He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 07/09/1857). He served in H.M.S. Victor (In command). He served in H.M.S. Brisk (In command) 1859. He served in H.M.S. Wolverine (In command and Senior Officer Jamaica) 1865. He served in H.M.S. Aurora (In command and senior officer Lakes of Canada) (For Fenian Disturbances 1866-67). He served in H.M.S. Aboukir (In command). He was appointed as a Commodore RN RN 1872. He served on the West Indies Station 1872-75. He served in H.M.S. Brisk (In command). He served in H.M.S. Hector (In command), Rear-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 07/05/1875). He served as Commander-in-Chief HM Ships and Vessels on the Pacific Station (Flag in H.M.S. Shah) 1876-79. As Commander-in-Chief Pacific he directed the engagement with the Peruvian ship Huascar in 1877. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 27/11/1879). He served as Senior Officer-in-Command Channel Squadron 1884-85. He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 29/04/1885). (He retired on 25/07/1892.)
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Named Features De Horsey Island (BC)
Longstaff, F.V. (1941); Walbran, Captain John T. (1909); MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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