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Frederick Stirling
Born 1829
Died November 1885
Place of birth At sea
Place of death Brighton, East Sussex
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.png Royal Navy
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Warrior
HMS Clio
Australia Station (1870-1873)
Pacific Station (1879-1881)
Battles/wars Crimean War

Vice Admiral Frederick Henry Stirling (1829 – November 1885) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station. He was a son of Admiral Sir James Stirling, the first Governor of Western Australia and Ellen Mangles.

Naval career

Having been born at sea on the barque Parmelia,[1] Stirling was appointed a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1848.[2] He went on to serve in the Black Sea during the Crimean War.[2] Promoted to Captain in 1860, he was given command of HMS Warrior and then HMS Clio.[2] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Australia Squadron in 1870 and Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1879.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Rowley Lambert
Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station
Succeeded by
James Goodenough
Preceded by
Sir Algernon de Horsey
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
Succeeded by
Sir Algernon Lyons

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