- Richard Vesey Hamilton
Infobox Military Person
name= Richard Vesey Hamilton
28 May 1829– 17 September 1912
caption= Admiral Sir Richard Vesey Hamilton
allegiance= flagicon|United Kingdom
serviceyears= 1843 - 1891
commands= First Naval Lord
Second Anglo-Chinese War
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
AdmiralSir Richard Vesey Hamilton GCB ( 28 May 1829- 17 September 1912) was a senior naval officer and First Naval Lord. His father was rector of Little Chartin Kent.
Hamilton joined the
Royal Navyin 1843. Between 1852 and 1855 he served as a Lieutenanton HMS "Resolute" where he was involved in a search for Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition to find the North West passage.
In 1856 he served in HMS|Haughty and was involved in the
Second Anglo-Chinese War.
Commander-in-Chief, Chinafrom 1885 to 1887 and First Naval Lord from 1889 to 1891.
In 1896 he wrote a manual entitled 'Naval Administration'. He died in
Chalfont St Peterin Buckinghamshire.
* [http://www.pdavis.nl/ShowBiog.php?id=1142 Service record]
*cite book | first=C. A. R. | last=Callender | chapter=Hamilton, Sir Richard Vesey (1829–1912) | editor=rev. Andrew Lambert | title=Oxford Dictionary of National Biography | publisher=Oxford University Press | year=2004 | url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/33671 | accessdate=2007-10-13
* "Naval Administration", Richard Vesey Hamilton, G. Bell & Sons, 1896
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