See also:admiral, son of Admiral of the
See also:Thomas Byam
See also:comptroller of the
See also:navy, and
See also:grandson, on the
See also:mother's side, of Captain Robert
See also:Fanshawe, who commanded the " Namur " 90 in Rodney's victory of the 12th of
See also:April 1782, was
See also:born on the 5th of
See also:December 1801 . Entering the navy at the age of twelve, his
See also:interest secured his rapid promotion: he was made a
See also:lieutenant on the 15th of December 1820; on the 8th of
See also:February 1823 he was promoted to be
See also:commander of the " Fly "
See also:sloop, his
See also:good service in which in support of the interests of British merchants at
See also:Callao secured his promotion as captain on the 5th of
See also:June 1824 . He afterwards served in the Mediterranean and on the home station . In 1849–1852 he was commodore commanding the Channel
See also:squadron, and gave evidence of a remarkable aptitude for command . He was made
See also:rear-admiral in May 1853, and for the next four years was
See also:superintendent of Portsmouth dockyard . He was made
See also:vice-admiral in February 1858, and after a
See also:year as a
See also:lord of the
See also:admiralty, was appointed commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean . The discipline of the navy was then
See also:bad . It was a tradition sprung from the wholesale shipment of
See also:gaol-birds during the old war, that the men were to be treated without
See also:consideration; moreover the
See also:ships had been largely filled up with " bounty men" bought into the service with a £10 note:without training . Out of this unpromising material Martin formed the fleet which was at that
See also:time the ideal of excellence . He had no war service, and, beyond the
See also:Italian disturbance of 186o--61, no opportunity for showing
See also:diplomatic ability . But his memory lives as that of the reformer of discipline and the originator of a comprehensive
See also:system of steam manoeuvres . He became an admiral in
See also:November 1863, and on the 4th of December succeeded to the baronetcy which had been conferred on his grandfather .
See also:appointment was the command at Plymouth, 1866–1869, and in 187o he was put on the retired
See also:list . In 1873 the G.C.B. was conferred on him, and in 1878 he was made rear-admiral . He died at Upton
See also:Grey, near Winchfield, on the 24th of
See also:March 1895 . He was twice married, and
See also:left, besides daughters, one son, who succeeded to the baronetcy .
SIR THEODORE MARTIN (1816-1909)
ST MARTIN (c. 316-400)
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