Anson, George (baron) 1697 - 1762
Baron Anson, 1697-1762, naval officer; politician, British; English
1712 - entered the Royal Navy.
1716 - made a lieutenant.
1722 - was made master and commander of the sloop Weasel.
1724 - became captain of the frigate Scarborough.
1737 - appointed captain of the Centurion and sent to protect British trade in west Africa.
1740 - set sail on an expedition around the world aboard the Centurion.
1745 - promoted rear-admiral.
1746 - promoted vice-admiral.
1747 - raised to the peerage as Baron Anson of Soberton.
1748 - was part of the 'establishment' to improve British naval vessels.
1749 - promoted full admiral. 1751 - first lord of the Admiralty.
1758 - following an outbreak of scurvy, he set up a system of supplying the western squadron at sea with fresh meat and vegetables.