Sir Charles Napier, K.C.B. Vice Admiral of the Blue, & Command in Chief of the Baltic Fleet.
London, Published April, 5th. 1854 by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand.
Lithograph. 472 x 381mm.
Admiral Sir Charles John Napier KCB GOTE RN (1786-1860) was a British naval officer whose sixty years in the Royal Navy included service in the Napoleonic Wars, the American War and the 'Hundred Days' War, the Syrian War and the Crimean War, and a period commanding the Portuguese navy in the Liberal Wars. An innovator concerned with the development of iron ships, and an advocate of humane reform in the Royal Navy, he was also active in politics as a Liberal Member of Parliament and was probably the naval officer most widely known to the public in the early Victorian Era.
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