Pellew

Discover the story of Admiral Pellew

Portrait of Admiral Pellew by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Portrait of Admiral Pellew by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Edward Pellew joined the Royal Navy when he was only 13 years old. Due to his outstanding courage and tactical brilliance, he rose steadily in Rank to end his career as Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth. Teignmouth’s naval hero gained honours in his involvement in the American War of Independence, the Napoleonic Wars, the East Indies and finally was victorious at the Bombardment of  Algiers in1816. He died at his home in Teignmouth in 1833.

You can find out more about Edward Pellew by visiting the Teign Heritage Centre.