Edward Durnford King
Sir Edward Durnford King
|Died||14 January 1862|
|Commands held||HMS Leviathan|
Cape of Good Hope Station
|Battles/wars||French Revolutionary Wars|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order|
Admiral Sir Edward Durnford King KCH (1771 – 14 January 1862) was a Royal Navy officer. After taking part in the Glorious First of June he saw action at the blockade of Cadiz before going on to be Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope and Brazil in 1840 and then Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1845.
Durnford King joined the Royal Navy in 1786. He took part in the action of the Glorious First of June in 1794 and, having become a lieutenant on HMS Dryad, took part in the capture of the French ship Prosperpine in 1796. Promoted to acting Captain in 1800, he commanded HMS Leviathan and, following his promotion to full Captain, he transferred to HMS Andromeda. In 1805 he was given command of HMS Endymion and took part in the blockade of Cadiz. He later commanded HMS Monmouth at the capture of Tharangambadi (Tranquebar) in India and was knighted in 1833.
He married Elizabeth Bennett.
- Durnford Family
- "The Knights of England. A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of knights bachelors, incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland"
- Hiscocks, Richard. "Cape Commander-in-Chief 1795-1852". morethannelson.com. morethannelson.com. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
| Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
Sir John White
| Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
Sir George Elliot