George Ramsay, 12th Earl of Dalhousie

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The Earl of Dalhousie
Born26 April 1806
Died20 July 1880
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service1820–1875
Commands heldSouth East Coast of America Station
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath

Admiral George Ramsay, 12th Earl of Dalhousie CB (26 April 1806 – 20 July 1880), known as George Ramsay until 1874, was a British naval officer.


Ramsay was the son of Lieutenant-General the Honourable John Ramsay (1775–1842), fourth son of George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie. He served in the Royal Navy from 1820 and was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1856.[1] He served as Commander-in-Chief of the South East Coast of America Station from 1866 to 1869 and was promoted to the rank of admiral in 1875.[1] He succeeded his cousin, Fox Maule-Ramsay, 11th Earl of Dalhousie, in the earldom in 1874. In 1875, he was created Baron Ramsay, of Glenmark in the County of Forfar, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Dalhousie's fourth son the Honourable Charles Maule Ramsay was a soldier and politician. Dalhousie died in July 1880, aged 74, and was succeeded by his eldest son, John.

See also[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b "George Ramsay". William Loney. Retrieved 18 January 2015.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Charles Elliot
Commander-in-Chief, South East Coast of America Station
Succeeded by
(Downgraded to a Captain's command)
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Fox Maule-Ramsay
Earl of Dalhousie
1874 - 1880
Succeeded by
John William Ramsay