About Hyde Parker
Vice-Admiral Hyde Parker CB (1784 – 26 May 1854) was a senior British naval officer who started to serve during the Napoleonic Wars and who was appointed First Naval Lord of the Admiralty in 1852. He is generally known as "Hyde Parker III".
Born the son of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker and grandson of Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet Hyde Parker III joined the Royal Navy in 1796.
He commanded HMS Monmouth from 1811, HMS Tenedos from 1812, HMS Iphigenia from 1818, HMS St Vincent from 1830, HMS Asia from 1831, HMS Victory also from 1831 and HMS Rodney from 1835.
He went on to be Admiral Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard in 1842, Commander of the Experimental Squadron in 1845 and First Naval Lord in 1852. He died in office in 1854.
In 1821 he married Caroline Eden. Their son, Hyde Parker IV, was a captain in the Black Sea during the Crimean War and was killed on 8 July 1854 when storming a Russian fort at Sulina.