George Le Geyt Bowyer

First Known Service1830/12/02CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1830/12/02 Entered the NavyNBD1849
1836 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationNBD1849
18401840/04/19Andromeda, NBD1849
1840/04/19 LieutenantNBD1849
1840/04/191843Racehorse, LieutenantNBD1849
1843/07/151848Pilot, LieutenantNBD1849
1865/05/131865/09/02Canopus, as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
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Posted by peter duckers on Monday 14th of November 2016 15:21

Second-Captain, from January 1853 until the spring of 1855, of the Vengeance 84, employed in the Mediterranean and also in the Black Sea, where he was present at the attack on the sea defences of Sebastopol, 17 October 1854. He was next appointed to the Vulcan, which vessel, employed in bringing troops and invalids home from the Crimea, he commanded until May 1856, when he was promoted to Captain. Amongst his subsequent appointments, Bowyear was Flag Captain at Portsmouth, and at the time of his retirement in September 1870, he was Captain in charge of Naval establishments at Bermuda. He became retired Rear-Admiral in June 1874, and retired Vice-Admiral in February 1879. Admiral Bowyear died at St Helier, Jersey, on 14 February 1903.

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