Admiral Sir Arthur Fanshawe KCB (5 February 1794 – 14 June 1864) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.

Sir Arthur Fanshawe
Born5 February 1794 (1794-02-05)
Regent's Park, London, England
Died14 June 1864 (1864-06-15) (aged 70)
Regent's Park, London, England
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Commands heldHMS Donegal
HMS Princess Charlotte
West Africa Squadron
North American Station
Mediterranean Station
Plymouth Command
Battles/warsOriental Crisis
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Naval careerEdit

Fanshawe joined the Royal Navy in 1804. Promoted to Captain in 1816, he commanded HMS Donegal from 1832 and then HMS Princess Charlotte during the Oriental Crisis in 1840.[1]

Fanshawe was appointed Commodore, West Coast of Africa in 1849, Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies in 1853 and Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet in 1858. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth from June 1860.[1]

Fanshawe died at Regent's Park in London and left his estates in Hampshire to his nephew, Admiral Sir Edward Fanshawe.[2]

See alsoEdit

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


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir George Seymour
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Houston Stewart
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Lyons
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir William Martin
Preceded by
Sir Barrington Reynolds
Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
June 1860–October 1860
Succeeded by
Sir Houston Stewart