Frederick Grey


Frederick Grey

Infobox Military Person
name= Frederick Grey
lived= 23 August 1805 – 2 May 1878
placeofbirth=
placeofdeath=


caption= Admiral Rank Insignia
nickname=
allegiance= flagicon|United Kingdom United Kingdom
serviceyears=
rank= Admiral
branch=
branch
commands= First Naval Lord
unit=
battles= Crimean War
awards= Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
laterwork=

Admiral Sir Frederick William Grey GCB (23 August 1805 - 2 May 1878) was a senior naval officer and First Sea Lord. His father was Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, the former Prime Minister.

Naval career

Grey joined the Royal Navy in 1819. Between 1830 and 1855 he commanded successively HMS "Actaeon", HMS "Jupiter", HMS "Endymion" and HMS "Hannibal".

As Captain of HMS "Hannibal" he conveyed 10,000 French troops to the Black Sea during the Crimean War.

He was Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope & West Coast of Africa from 1857 to 1860 and First Sea Lord from 1861 to 1866.

References

* [http://www.pdavis.nl/ShowBiog.php?id=553 Service record]
*cite book | first=Andrew | last=Lambert | chapter=Grey, Sir Frederick William (1805–1878) | editor= | title=Oxford Dictionary of National Biography | publisher=Oxford University Press | year=2004 | url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/50204 | accessdate=2007-10-13


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