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Sir John Kingcome
Died 1871
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom Royal Navy
Years of service 1808 - 1869
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Belleisle
HMS Simoom
HMS St George
HMS Royal William
Pacific Station
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars
First Anglo-Burmese War
First Opium War
Crimean War
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir John Kingcome, KCB (died 1871) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station.

Naval careerEdit

Kingcome joined the Royal Navy in 1808[1] and was present at the destruction of the French ships during the Battle of the Basque Roads the following year.[2] He also served in the First Anglo-Burmese War from 1824 to 1826.[2]

Promoted to Captain in 1838, he commanded HMS Belleisle during the First Opium War in 1841.[1] He later took charge of HMS Simoom and HMS St George and then commanded HMS Royal William[1] in the Baltic Sea during the Crimean War.[2] He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station in 1862 and retired as a full Admiral in 1869.[1]

Kingcome Inlet on the British Columbia Coast is named after him.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Maitland
Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Denham

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