Charles Eden (Royal Navy officer)

Charles Eden (Royal Navy officer)
Sir Charles Eden
Born 3 July 1808
Died 7 March 1878
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1821 – 1866
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Winchester
HMS Victory
HMS London
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Charles Eden KCB (3 July 1808 – 7 March 1878) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Second Naval Lord.

Naval career

Born the fifth son of Sir Frederick Eden, Eden joined the Royal Navy in 1821.[1] He was given command of the fourth-rate HMS Winchester in 1842 and the flagship HMS Victory in 1847.[1] He took command of the second-rate HMS London in 1853 and saw action in the bombarding Sevastopol during the Crimean War.[1] He then became Comptroller-General of the Coastguard in 1855 and Third Naval Lord in 1859 and Second Naval Lord in 1861.[1] He retired in 1866.[1]


In 1828 he married Emma Williams[2] and in 1866 he married Fanny Cecilia Grenville.[2] There were no children from either marriage.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Leeke
Third Naval Lord
Succeeded by
Charles Frederick
Preceded by
Frederick Pelham
Second Naval Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Sydney Dacres

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