See also:admiral, was
See also:born in
See also:London in 1821, and entered the
See also:navy in 1833 . His
See also:father was
See also:Key (1793-1849), a well-known surgeon, the
See also:pupil of
See also:Sir Astley
See also:Cooper, and his
See also:mother was the latter's niece . After distinguishing himself in active service abroad, on the South
See also:American station (1844-1846), in the Baltic during the
See also:Crimean War (C.B . 1855) and
See also:China (1857), Key was appointed in 1858 a member of the royal commission on
See also:national defence,-in 186o captain of the steam reserve at Devonport, and in 1863 captain of H.M.S . " Excellent " and
See also:superintendent of the Royal
See also:College . He had a considerable
See also:share in advising as to the reorganization of administration, and in 1866, having become
See also:rear-admiral, was made director of naval
See also:ordnance . Between 1869 and 1872 he held the offices of superintendent of Portsmouth dockyard, superintendent of Malta dockyard, and second in command in the Mediterranean . In 1872 he was made
See also:president of the projected Royal Naval College at
See also:Greenwich, which was organized by him, and after its opening in 1873 he was made a K.C.B. and a
See also:vice-admiral . In 1876 he was appointed
See also:commander-in-chief on the
See also:North American and West
See also:Indian station . Having become full admiral in 1878, he was appointed in 1879
See also:principal A.D.C., and soon afterwards first naval
See also:lord of the
See also:admiralty, retaining this
See also:post till 1885 . In 1882 he was made G.C.B . He died at
See also:Maidenhead on the 3rd of
See also:March, 1888 .
See also:Memoirs of Sir Astley Cooper Key, by Vice-Admiral
See also:Colomb (1898) .
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THOMAS HEWITT KEY (1799-1875)
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