Sir Charles Pole, 1st Baronet

Sir Charles Pole, 1st Baronet

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Morice Pole, 1st Baronet (18 January 1757 – 6 September 1830) naval officer and colonial governor born England and died Denham Abbey, Hertfordshire, England.

Pole entered the Royal Academy in 1770 and served in the East Indies. He had also participated in the siege of Pondicherry and at the occupation of Toulon in 1793. Pole was promoted rear-admiral in 1795 and served in the West Indies. He was promoted Admiral of the Fleet in 1797.

Pole was appointed governor of Newfoundland on June 3, 1800. His term ended in 1801.

Service history:

  • - 1770 enrolled in the Royal Academy,
  • - 1775 served in the East Indies,
  • - 1777 promoted to lieutenant on the Seahorse,
  • - 1778 participated in the siege of Pondicherry, India,
  • - 1780 promoted to post-rank,
  • - 1788 he acted as Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of Clarence,
  • - 1793 present during the occupation of Toulon,
  • - 1795 rear-admiral and served in the West Indies,
  • - 1797 captain of the fleet,
  • - 1800 appointed governor and commander-in-chief of Newfoundland,
  • - 1801 command of a fleet in the Baltic,
  • - 1801 created a Baronet,
  • - 1802 he was a member of Parliament for Newark-on-Trent,
  • - 1805 promoted to admiral,
  • - 1830 Admiral of the Fleet.

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