Arthur Fanshawe

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For the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, see Arthur Dalrymple Fanshawe.
Sir Arthur Fanshawe
Born 5 February 1794
Died 14 June 1864 (1864-06-15) (aged 70)
Regent's Park, London, England
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Donegal
HMS Princess Charlotte
West Africa Squadron
North American Station
Mediterranean Station
Plymouth Command
Battles/wars Oriental Crisis
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Arthur Fanshawe KCB (5 February 1794 – 14 June 1864) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

Naval career[edit]

Fanshawe joined the Royal Navy in 1804. Promoted to Captain in 1816, he commanded HMS Donegal from 1832 and then HMS Princess Charlotte during the Oriental Crisis in 1840.[1]

Fanshawe was appointed Commodore, West Coast of Africa in 1849, Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies in 1853 and Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet in 1858. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth from June 1860.[1]

Fanshawe died at Regent's Park in London and left his estates in Hampshire to his nephew, Admiral Sir Edward Fanshawe.[2]

See also[edit]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Seymour
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Houston Stewart
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Lyons
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir William Martin
Preceded by
Sir Barrington Reynolds
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
June 1860–October 1860
Succeeded by
Sir Houston Stewart