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John Somerset Pakington

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John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton GCB PC FRS (20 February 1799 – 9 April 1880), known as Sir John Pakington, Bt from 1846 to 1874, was a British Conservative politician.

Held office under Lord Derby as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1858 to 1859 and from 1866 to 1867.

As First Lord he commissioned the first ironclad warship, HMS Warrior, launched in 1860.

Under Derby and his successor Benjamin Disraeli he was Secretary of State for War from 1867 to 1868.

1880 Obituary [1]

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