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Codrington, Edward, Sir, 1770-1851

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Personal name headingCodrington, Edward, Sir, 1770-1851
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Associated countryGreat Britain England
Associated placeDevonport (England)
Birth date1770-04-27
Death date1851-04-28
Place of birthDodington (England)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Field of activityNaval art and science Great Britain--Politics and government
AffiliationGreat Britain. Royal Navy Royal Society (Great Britain)
Profession or occupationAdmirals Politicians
Found inA description of Sinclair's grand peristrephic or moving panorama of the Battle of Navarino ... official despatches of Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, 1835.
DNB (Codrington, Sir Edward, 1770-1851; admiral)
NUC Pre-1956 (Codrington, Sir Edward, 1770-1851; usage: Admiral Sir Edward Codrington; Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Codrington)
Wikipedia, viewed October 22, 2019 (Edward Codrington; Sir Edward Codrington, GCB, FRS, was a British admiral, who took part in the Battle of Trafalgar and the Battle of Navarino; born April 27, 1770 in Dodington; he entered the Royal Navy in July 1783; he was promoted to lieutenant on May 28, 1793; as a reward for his actions at the battle of the Glorious First of June, he was promoted to commander on October 7, 1794, and on April 6, 1795 attained the rank of Post-Captain; he was given the ship of the line HMS Orion in the spring of 1805 which was attached to Admiral Nelson's fleet off Cadiz; Orion was engaged at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805; he was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (of the Blue) on June 4, 1814, while he was serving off the coast of North America as captain of the fleet to Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane during the operations against Washington, Baltimore and New Orleans during the War of 1812; in recognition of this service, he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1815; he became a rear admiral of the Red on August 12, 1819, and then a vice admiral on July 10, 1821; he was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in February 1822; in December 1826 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet and sailed on February 1, 1827; from that date until his recall on June 21, 1828 he was engaged in the arduous duties imposed on him by the Greek War of Independence; on October 20, 1827 he destroyed the Turkish and Egyptian fleet at the Battle of Navarino while in command of a combined British, French and Russian fleet; he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Bath; he became a full admiral on January 10, 1837; he was elected Member of Parliament for Devonport in 1832, and sat for that constituency until he accepted the Chiltern Hundreds in 1839; from November 1839 to December 1842 he was Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth; he died in London on April 28, 1851)