George Hancock (Royal Navy officer)

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George Hancock
Born 1819
Died 20 September 1876
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1834 - 1876
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held HMS Immortalité
HMS Trafalgar
HMS Duncan
HMS Duke of Wellington
Pacific Station

Rear Admiral George Hancock (1819 – 20 September 1876) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station.

Naval career[edit]

Hancock joined the Royal Navy in 1834.[1] As a Commander he was regarded as an innovator in medical matters and insisted that the ship's surgeon had his own cabin.[2] Promoted to Captain in 1855, he was given command of HMS Immortalité, HMS Trafalgar, HMS Duncan and HMS Duke of Wellington.[1] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1876.[1] He died in this role in September 1876.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d William Loney RN
  2. ^ A naval medical service reform 1855 British Medical Journal, 5 November 1955
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Cochrane
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
April 1876–September 1876
Succeeded by
Sir Algernon de Horsey