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Royal Naval Biography/Parker, Charles (c)


Son of the late Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, Knt., by his second wife, Frances, youngest daughter of Admiral Sir Richard Onslow, G.C.B., Lieutenant-General of the Royal Marines.

This officer entered the royal navy in 1812; and was made lieutenant into the Iphigenia frigate, commanded by his half-brother, Captain Hyde Parker, Jan. 20th, 1820[1]. He subsequently served under Captains George Tyler and Edward Curzon, in the Fly sloop, on the Leith station; and was promoted, Sept. 8th, 1829, from the Barham 50, flagship of the Hon. Charles E. Fleeming, at Jamaica, to the command of the Slaney sloop; which vessel he put out of commission on the 29th Jan. 1831.