Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell

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Admiral SIR Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell, K.C.B. (31 January, 1814 – 1 March, 1886) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was memorialized by the founding of the Shadwell Testimonial Prize in 1888, which consisted of a Pocket Sextant or similar equipment awarded to junior officers who submitted the most creditable surveying work of a harbour or similar marine environment.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George O. Willes
Commander-in-Chief, China Station
1871 – Aug, 1874
Succeeded by
Sir Alfred P. Ryder
Preceded by
Edward G. Fanshawe
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1 Mar, 1878[1] – 1881
Succeeded by
Sir Geoffrey T. Phipps Hornby
  1. Shadwell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1217.