George King (Royal Navy officer)
|Sir George King|
|Born||15 July 1809|
|Died||18 August 1891 (aged 82)|
|Years of service||1822–1877|
|Commands held||HMS Leander
HMS St Jean d'Acre
East Indies and China Station
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
King joined the Royal Navy in 1822. Promoted to Captain in 1841, he commanded HMS Leander in the Black Sea during the Crimean War. He commanded HMS Rodney from 1854 and HMS St Jean d'Acre from 1855. In September 1856, HMS St Jean d'Acre took Earl Granville to the coronation of Czar Alexander II at St Petersburg. Earl Granville was leader of the Liberal party in the House of Lords, and head of the British delegation to Alexander II's coronation.
- O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). " King, George St. Vincent". A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray. Wikisource.
Sir Augustus Kuper
|Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and China Station
(as Commander-in-Chief East Indies & Cape of Good Hope Station)
|Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Sir Henry Keppel