Charles Talbot (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Charles Talbot
Born1 November 1801
Died8 August 1876 (1876-08-09) (aged 74)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Commands heldHMS Warspite
HMS Vestal
HMS Maeander
HMS Algiers
Nore Command
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Charles Talbot KCB (1 November 1801 – 8 August 1876) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore.

Naval career[edit]

Talbot was the second son of the Rev. Charles Talbot.[1] He joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1815.[2] Promoted to Captain in 1830, he commanded HMS Warspite, HMS Vestal, HMS Maeander and then HMS Algiers.[2] He was appointed Commander-in-chief, Queenstown in 1858 and Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1864.[2]

He presented a stained glass window to All Saints Church, Down Ampney, Gloucestershire in appreciation after his ship survived a storm off Sebastopol in 1854.[3]

There is a memorial window to him and his wife in the church of St. John the Baptist in Biggleswade.[4]


In 1838 he married Hon. Charlotte Georgiana Ponsonby; they had three sons and four daughters.[5]

See also[edit]

  • O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). "Talbot, Charles" . A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray – via Wikisource.


  1. ^ Edmund Lodge (1843). The Peerage of the British Empire as at Present Existing: Arranged and Printed from the Personal Communications of the Nobility. Saunders and Otley. p. 514.
  2. ^ a b c William Loney RN
  3. ^ "Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, All Saints Church". Britain Express. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  4. ^ Biggleswade: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI.
  5. ^ "Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Talbot". The Peerage. 31 January 2005.
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Chads
Commander-in-Chief, Queenstown
Succeeded by
Sir Lewis Jones
Preceded by
Sir George Lambert
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Succeeded by
Sir Baldwin Walker