Frederick Montresor

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Frederick Montresor
Born 1811
Died 15 December 1887
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Calypso
HMS Severn
East Indies & Cape of Good Hope Station

Admiral Frederick Byng Montresor (1811 – 15 December 1887) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies & Cape of Good Hope Station.

Naval career[edit]

Montresor was made a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1835.[1] Promoted to Captain in 1857, he took command of HMS Calypso[1] and sailed to Esquimalt in August 1858 to deal with American miners causing commotion in the Fraser River area.[2] In 1862 he transferred to the command of HMS Severn before being appointed Commander-in-Chief, East Indies & Cape of Good Hope Station in January 1865.[1]


He married Emily Delafield.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c William Loney RN
  2. ^ Barry M. Gough, Turbulent Frontiers and British Expansion: Governor James Douglas, the Royal Navy, and the British Columbia Gold Rushes, The Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 41, No, 1 (Feb. 1972) pp. 15-32. Peter Davis, Mid-Victorian RN vessel HMS Calypso, accessed 30 April 2008. Peter Davis, Biography of Frederick Byng Montresor R.N.
  3. ^ HMS Euryalus
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George King (East Indies and China Station)
Sir Baldwin Walker (Cape of Good Hope Station)
Commander-in-Chief East Indies & Cape of Good Hope Station
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Hillyar