Armar Lowry Corry

Rear Admiral Armar Lowry Corry (1793 - 1 May 1855, in Paris) was a British naval officer.

Armar Lowry Corry
Born1793
Died1 May 1855
Paris, France
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
RankRear Admiral
Commands heldHMS Barham
HMS Superb
Channel Squadron
Battles/warsCrimean War

Naval careerEdit

Corry entered the Royal Navy on 1 August 1805, became a Lieutenant on 28 April 1812, a Commander on 13 June 1815, and Captain on 23 July 1821.[1] From 1835 to 1839 he was captain of HMS Barham on the coast of Spain and in 1844-45 served in the Channel Squadron as Captain of HMS Superb.[1] Promoted to Rear-Admiral on 8 March 1852, he was employed "in command of the Western Squadron"[2] until 1853. He commanded the Channel Squadron from 24 May that year until February 1854, flying his flag in HMS Prince Regent, captained by Frederick Hutton.[1] He was then assigned as second-in-command to Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Napier, who was to command the British fleet in the Baltic.[1] While Napier left for the Baltic with the steam ships of the line, Corry, flying his flag in HMS Neptune, again captained by Hutton, followed some weeks later with the division of ships powered only by sail. He fell ill during the campaign and was invalided home, but never fully recovered and died in Paris on 1 May 1855.[1]

In 1817 Corry visited Egypt as the captain of his brother's yacht Osprey. There he and his brother, Lord Belmore, of Enniskillen, visited such sights as the Temple of Dendur, where Corry inscribed his name as graffiti in the Temple of Dendur. It can be seen today prominently inscribed at the Temple, which resides at the New York Metropolitan Museum. The inscription reads: "A L Corry RN 1817" ("RN" stands for "Royal Navy").

FamilyEdit

In 1842 he married Elizabeth Rosetta Massy-Dawson.[3] Lowry-Corry was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.

See alsoEdit

  • O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). "Corry, Armar Lowry" . A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray – via Wikisource.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e William Loney RN
  2. ^ Navy Lists, various 1852 and 1853
  3. ^ The Peerage.com