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Pages: 23. Chapters: Permanent Secretaries of the Admiralty,
Raymond Chandler, George Tryon, Arthur Salter, 1st Baron Salter,
Robert Hamilton, Antonio Brady, Albert Beaumont Wood, Eugene
Grebenik, Walter St David Jenkins, Harry Boot, David Monteath,
George Chrystal, Edward Lee, James Masterton-Smith, Frederick
Butler, Francis Dunnell, James Brooks, Samuel Watt, Charles
Brigstocke, Harry Livesey, William Sarel. Excerpt: Vice-Admiral Sir
George Tryon, KCB (4 January 1832 - 22 June 1893) was a British
admiral who died when his flagship HMS Victoria collided with HMS
Camperdown during manoeuvres off Tripoli, Lebanon. Tryon was born
at Bulwick Park, Northamptonshire, England, the third son of Thomas
Tryon and his wife Anne Trollope. He had three brothers: the
eldest, Thomas, joined the 7th Royal Fusiliers, fought at Alma and
Inkerman and served through the Indian Mutiny. The second, Henry,
passed through Sandhurst before joining the Rifle Brigade, fighting
at Alma, Inkerman and Balaclava before being killed in an attack on
Russian positions in 1854. George was the third son: the fourth,
Richard, also served in the Rifle Brigade. George attended a
preparatory school and then Eton College before becoming a naval
cadet in 1848, two years older than usual, aged sixteen. The choice
of a naval career was made by George himself, rather than his
family. Other students reported him to be a quick learner with a
wide breadth of knowledge, whether because of his natural ability
or his longer period of education before joining the Navy George
was described as 'a tall lanky lad nearly six feet high, full of
spirits and fond of a lark' Bulwick Park, Northamptonshire, Tryon
family homeNaval training at this time took place on board ship,
and having obtained a nomination and passed the modest exams, he
was posted to HMS Wellesley in spring 1848. Wellesley (C...
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