Henry Byam Martin
|Sir Henry Byam Martin|
Sir Henry Byam Martin
25 June 1803|
Plymouth, Devon, England
|Died||9 February 1865
|Years of service||1818 - 1865|
Admiral Sir Henry Byam Martin KCB (25 June 1803 – 9 February 1865) was a senior Royal Navy officer and watercolour artist.
Martin was born in 1803 the second son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Byam Martin comptroller of the navy (1815–1831). Educated at the Royal Naval College Martin first went to sea in October 1818, by 1840 he was Captain in charge of HMS Carsyfort off the coast of Syria when he was involved in action off Tartus during the Syrian War and he took part in the capture of Acre on 3 November 1840. His actions earned him an appointment as a Commander of the Order of the Bath.
Sir Henry Byam Martin is a direct descendant of Sire Martin de Tours, Lord Combe Martin. Lord Kemys, a general officer for William the Conqueror.
During his travels with the Navy Martin sketched and painted what he had seen.
His elder brother William Martin also became a senior naval commander.
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- "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times (London). Tuesday, 14 February 1865. (25018), col A, p. 12.
- O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). " Martin, Henry Byam". A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray. Wikisource.