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Sir Arthur Fanshawe
Born (1794-02-05)February 5, 1794
Died June 14, 1864(1864-06-14) (aged 70)
Place of death Regent's Park, London, England
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.png Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Donegal
HMS Princess Charlotte
West Africa Squadron
North American Station
Mediterranean Station
Plymouth Command
Battles/wars Oriental Crisis
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Arthur Fanshawe KCB (5 February 1794 – 14 June 1864) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

Naval career

Fanshawe joined the Royal Navy in 1804. Promoted to Captain in 1816, he commanded HMS Donegal from 1832 and then HMS Princess Charlotte during the Oriental Crisis in 1840.[1]

Fanshawe was appointed Commodore, West Coast of Africa in 1849, Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies in 1853 and Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet in 1858. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth from June 1860.[1]

Fanshawe died at Regent's Park in London and left his estates in Hampshire to his nephew, Admiral Sir Edward Fanshawe.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Seymour
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Houston Stewart
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Lyons
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir William Martin
Preceded by
Sir Barrington Reynolds
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
June 1860–October 1860
Succeeded by
Sir Houston Stewart

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