William Nathan Wrighte Hewett

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Vice-Admiral William Nathan Wrighte Hewett, V.C., K.C.B., K.C.S.I., R.N. (12 May, 1834 – 13 May, 1888) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hewett was promoted to the rank of Captain on 24 November, 1862.

Commanded paddle sloop Basilisk from 15 September, 1865 to 22 May, 1872, being Flag Captain on the China Station from 5 November, 1869.[1]

On 18 September 1875, it was noted that he had served in command of a "successful expedition up the Congo when many piratical villages and stores were destroyed."[2]

In December, 1876, he assisted troops at the wreck of the St. Lawrence.[3]

Hewett was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 21 March, 1878.

Hewett was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 8 July, 1884. He died at Haslar Hospital of Bright's Disease, very soon after ceding command of the Channel Squadron.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Devastation
17 Aug, 1872[4] – 2 Oct, 1873[5]
Succeeded by
Alfred T. Dale
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Active
2 Oct, 1873[6] – 1876[Citation needed]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Sullivan
Preceded by
Sir John E. Commerell
Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station and West Africa Station
2 Oct, 1873[7] – 1876[Citation needed]
Succeeded by
Sir Francis W. Sullivan
Preceded by
William G. Jones
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
1875 – 1877
Succeeded by
John Corbett
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Achilles
1877
Succeeded by
Algernon C. F. Heneage
Preceded by
William G. Jones
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
1882
Succeeded by
Frederick W. Richards
Preceded by
Frederick W. Richards
Junior Naval Lord
25 May, 1885[8] – 18 Mar, 1886[9]
Succeeded by
William Codrington
Preceded by
Charles Fellowes
Senior Officer in Command, Channel Squadron
18 Mar, 1886[10] – 17 Apr, 1888[11]
Succeeded by
John K. E. Baird

Footnotes

  1. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 623.
  2. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 623.
  3. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 623.
  4. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 623.
  5. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 623.
  6. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 623.
  7. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 623.
  8. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 602.
  9. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 602.
  10. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 602.
  11. Hewett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/1606. f. 602.