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Hornby, Phipps

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 27/04/1785 Death 19/03/1867
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Honours GCB.
He was the father of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Geoffrey Phipps Hornby.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Midshipman RN (With seniority dated 19/05/1797). He served in the frigate H.M.S. Latona (on the Newfoundland Station) under Captain John Bligh RN. While serving in this ship he was a witness of the mutiny at the Nore. Following Bligh he served in H.M.S. Romney. He served in H.M.S. Agincourt. He served in H.M.S. Active 1800 and H.M.S. Theseus chiefly on the coast of North America and in the West Indies. He served in H.M.S. Santa Margarita and H.M.S. Leviathan 1804. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 01/08/1804). He served in H.M.S. Victory 1804 he served in H.M.S. Excellent 1804. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 01/08/1804) serving in H.M.S. Swiftsure. He served in H.M.S. Duchess of Bedford (In command). He served in H.M.S. Minorca (In command). He was present at capture of Capri 1806. He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 15/08/1806). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 16/02/1810). He served in H.M.S. Fame (In command). He served in H.M.S. Volage (In command). He was present at at action at Lissa in Adriatic Sea 1811. He served in H.M.S. Stag (In command) 1812. He served in H.M.S. Spartan (In command) 1814. He was present at the capture of Elba 1814. He was appointed as Superintendent Royal Naval Hospital and Victualling Yard Plymouth 1832. He served as Superintendent Dockyard Woolwich and William and Mary (Yacht) (In command) 1838. He served as the Comptroller-General Coast Guard 1841. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral of the White RN (With seniority dated 09/11/1846). He was appointed as Commander-in-Chief HM Ships and Vessels on the Pacific Station (Flag in H.M.S. Asia) 1847. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 21/01/1854). He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 25/06/1858). He was appointed as Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom.
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Named Features Hornby Island (BC);
Longstaff, F.V. (1957); Dictionary of National Biography; MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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