Memorial: M1001

Wall tablet in St Paul’s Cathedral, London commemorating Admiral Sir Edward Codrington d. 1851

Location

St Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / ADMIRAL SIR EDWARD CODRINGTON, G.C.B., / BORN 27TH APRIL 1770, DIED 28TH OF APRIL 1851. / HE ENTERED THE NAVY 1783; / WAS LIEUTENANT OF H.M.S. 'QUEEN CHARLOTTE' IN THE BATTLE OF THE IST JUNE 1794; / COMMANDER IN THE ACTION OF THE 23RD JUNE 1795; / CAPTAIN OF H.M.S.'ORION' IN THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR 21ST OCTOBER 1805; / CAPTAIN OF H.M.S.'BLAKE' IN THE SCHELDT, AND ON THE EAST COAST OF SPAIN 1809-13; / SERVED ON THE COAST OF N.AMERICA 1814. / HE WAS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ALLIED FLEETS OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, AND RUSSIA, / IN THE BATTLE OF NAVARIN, 20TH OCTOBER 1827'

Details

Description: Carved above the inscription, a profile portrait below a naval crown inscribed 'NAVARIN', the Codrington arms at the bottom of the tablet.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Crypt
Materials: White marble

Event

Battle of Navarino

Event Date

1827

People

Codrington, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 28/4/1851
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

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