Charles Frederick (Royal Navy officer)

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Charles Frederick
Born 7 May 1797
Died 23 December 1875 (1875-12-24) (aged 78)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Apollo
HMS Amphitrite
HMS President
HMS Caesar
Queenstown
Battles/wars First Opium War
Crimean War

Admiral Charles Frederick (7 May 1797 – 23 December 1875) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Third Naval Lord.

Naval career[edit]

Frederick joined the Royal Navy in 1810 and then served in the First Opium War in command of HMS Apollo.[1] Promoted to Captain in 1842, he commanded HMS Amphitrite in the Pacific during the Crimean War.[1] He later commanded HMS President and then HMS Caesar.[1] He was appointed Fourth Naval Lord in 1859 and Third Naval Lord in 1861.[1] His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Queenstown in 1865; he retired in 1875.[1]

Although he was never knighted, he brought a lawsuit over the succession to the Frederick Baronetcy in 1873 following the death of the 6th Baronet.[2]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Milne
Fourth Naval Lord
1859–1861
Succeeded by
Sir James Drummond
Preceded by
Sir Charles Eden
Third Naval Lord
1861–1865
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Fanshawe
Preceded by
Sir Lewis Jones
Commander-in-Chief, Queenstown
1865–1867
Succeeded by
Claude Buckle