John Ommanney

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Sir John Ommanney
Born 1773
Died 1855
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Hussar
HMS Robus
HMS Barfleur
Plymouth Command
Battles/wars Greek War of Independence
Oriental Crisis
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir John Acworth Ommanney KCB (1773–1855) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

Naval career[edit]

Ommanney joined the Royal Navy in 1786.[1] Promoted Commander in 1796, he was given command of a brig and arrested a fleet of Swedish merchant ships in the North Sea.[1] Promoted to Post Captain in 1800, he commanded HMS Hussar, HMS Robus and then HMS Barfleur.[1] In 1825 he took command of HMS Albion and took part in the Battle of Navarino in 1827.[1]

He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Lisbon in 1837 and then Second-in-Command of the Mediterranean Fleet in 1840 during the Oriental Crisis.[2] He was made Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1851.[1]


In 1803 he married Frances Ayling; they had four daughters.[1]

See also[edit]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Gage
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
Succeeded by
Sir William Parker