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Seymour, Edward .H., Admiral of the Fleet.

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London, Smith ,Elder, 1911. original blue cloth, Good + condition (front hinge starting, very minute top spine tear, ex Univ. of Chicago club library, minimal markings, tear in front free end paper) , 6 x 9, 429 pages, illustrations.-------------------------------Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Hobart Seymour GCB OM RN (30 April 1840 2 March 1929) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, China Station. He served in the Black Sea during the Crimean War. After the end of the Crimean War, still a midshipman, he was appointed to the HMS Calcutta, flagship of his uncle Sir Michael Seymour, on the China Station. He took part in the capture of Canton in December 1857 and then, in HMS Chesapeake, he took part in the attack on the Taku forts in September 1860.-------------------------------------------------In December 1897, Seymour was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the China Station, though he did not assume command until 18 February 1898. His flagship was the battleship HMS Centurion. Service there was peaceful until the Boxer Rebellion when Seymour took command of a 2,000 man international force which marched overland to Peking in a attempt to relieve the legations under siege there, and protect the Western and Japanese residents of that city from the Boxers. The Chinese repulsed Seymour's force enroute and forced him to retreat to Tientsin.At the time of his death, he was the last living of the original (1902) members of the Order of Merit. Bookseller Inventory # 36965

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