George King (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir George King
Born 15 July 1809
Died 18 August 1891
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1822-1877
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Leander
HMS Rodney
HMS St Jean d'Acre
East Indies and China Station
China Station
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir George St Vincent King KCB (15 July 1809 – 18 August 1891) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, China Station.

Naval career[edit]

King joined the Royal Navy in 1822.[1] Promoted to Captain in 1841, he commanded HMS Leander in the Black Sea during the Crimean War.[1] He commanded HMS Rodney from 1854 and HMS St Jean d'Acre from 1855.[1] In September 1856, HMS St Jean d'Acre took Earl Granville to the coronation of Czar Alexander II at St Petersburg. Earl Granville was leader of the Liberal party in the House of Lords, and head of the British delegation to Alexander II's coronation.[1]

He was appointed Commander-in-chief, East Indies and China Station in 1864 and Commander-in-Chief, China Station in 1865.[1] He retired in 1877.[1]

He assumed the arms and prefix surname of the Duckworth family from Admiral Sir John Duckworth, his grandfather, in 1888.[2]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Augustus Kuper
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and China Station
1864–1865
Succeeded by
Post Disbanded
Preceded by
New Post
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
1865–1867
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Keppel