Sartorius, George Rose, Sir, 1790-1885

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Birth 1790-08-09
Death 1885-04-13

Biographical notes:

Admiral of the British Navy.

From the description of Letter, 1879. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39670090

English admiral.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charlton Woolwich, 1861 (1860?) Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633633

Epithet: Captain; RN; Admiral 1861; GCB 1880

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000492.0x000316

Epithet: Admiral of the Fleet GCB

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0002fa

George Rose Sartorius was born in 1790. He entered the Royal Navy in 1801, advancing to the rank of lieutenant in 1808 and commander in 1812.

Between July 1813 and June 1814, the Antarctic explorer James Weddell served under his command in the brig Avon .

Sartorius was paid off from the Navy in 1844 and he had no further service afloat. In August 1841, he was knighted and in July 1869 was appointed admiral of the fleet. He died in Lymington on 13 April 1885.

From the guide to the Admiral George Sartorius collection, 1839, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)


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