Vice Admiral Sir Charles Napier K C B

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Vice Admiral Sir Charles Napier K C B
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Skelton after Alfred Taylor
Vice Admiral Sir Charles Napier K C B
London 3rd. April 1854
Lithograph
Original hand colouring
480 x 330 mm
£75
Admiral Sir Charles John Napier (6 March 1786 – 6 November 1860) was a Scottish naval officer whose sixty years in the Royal Navy included service in the Napoleonic Wars, 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.