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John Ommanney Hopkins

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Admiral Sir John Ommanney Hopkins GCB (13 July 1834 – 29 September 1916) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet.

1848 Joined the Royal Navy.

1867 Promoted to Captain.

Commanded HMS Liverpool, HMS Narcissus, HMS Royal Adelaide and HMS Temeraire.

1880 Commander of HMS Excellent at the Gunnery School at Portsmouth.

1883 Captain-superintendent of Sheerness Dockyard and then Director of Heavy Ordnance.

1886 Became Admiral-superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard.

1888 Became Third Naval Lord and Controller of the Navy. [1]

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