Vice-Admiral Hyde Parker CB

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Hyde Parker, Vice-Admiral

Also Known As: "Hyde Parker III"
Birthdate: (68)
Death: 1854 (68)
Immediate Family:

Son of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker and Anne Parker
Husband of Caroline Parker
Father of Captain Sir William Parker, 9th Bt., M.P; Captain Hyde Parker IV; Caroline Maria Purves and Louisa Ann Eden
Brother of Major-General John Boteler Parker; Margaret Parke and Anne Catherine Parker

Occupation: Vice-Admiral
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About Vice-Admiral Hyde Parker CB

Vice-Admiral Hyde Parker CB (1784 – 26 May 1854), sometimes referred to as Hyde Parker III, was a Royal Navy officer. As a junior officer he took part in the capture of the Cape of Good Hope in January 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars. He also commanded the naval forces at the siege of Machias in September 1814 and took the surrender of the frigate USS President in January 1815 during the War of 1812. He became First Naval Lord in February 1852 and in that capacity he ensured that all new warships being procured were propelled by steam and he also increased the size of the active fleet.

Naval career

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.

He gained the rank of Senior Naval Officer to the Lord Admlty.

He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral in the service of the Royal Navy.

They also had other issue.

He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.).

He was invested as a Knight Bachelor by Isabella Catolica of Spain.