Henry Frederick McKillop R.N.
Henry Frederick McKillop R.N.

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Henry Frederick McKillop R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
25 February 1822 Born (Dunkirk, France)
1849 Wrote "Reminiscences of Twelve Months' Service in New Zealand as a Midshipman, during the Late Disturbances in that Colony"External link describing his experiences as a young midshipman on the Calliope.
June 1849 Married Mary Maria, daughter of John Murray, in Plympton, Devon
1863 Invented a flexible cofferdam, or canvas machine for cleaning ships' bottoms afloat, tested at Chatham by Admiralty order
November 1875 Led an Egyptian force of two warships (the Muhammad Ali and the Latif) and two troopships, intended to annex the area around the mouth of the Juba River in Somalia for the Egyptian khedive, Isma'il. However the force was withdrawn when the British objected.
5 June 1879 Died (Ramleh, Egypt)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
16 October 1847Lieutenant
24 May 1855Commander
24 November 1862Captain
1 April 1870Retired Captain
9 March 1878Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
5 October 18465 October 1846Midshipman in Calliope, commanded by Captain Edward Stanley, East Indies
6 October 184628 December 1846Mate in Calliope, commanded by Captain Edward Stanley, East Indies
29 December 184625 May 1847Mate in Driver, commanded by Commander Courtenay Osburn Hayes, East Indies
25 September 18473 December 1847Mate in Queen, commanded by Captain Henry John Leeke, Devonport
4 December 184710 October 1848Lieutenant in Hydra, commanded by Commander Grey Skipwith, south-east coast of America
30 March 18496 July 1852Coast Guard
7 July 185218 September 1854Lieutenant and commander in Royal Charlotte (revenue cutter)
19 September 185429 July 1855Lieutenant and commander in Snake, Black Sea during the Russian War
10 September 185514 December 1855Agent for Transports
15 December 185525 February 1859Commander in Recruit, Mediterranean
26 February 185910 March 1859Commander in Perseverance, commanded by Commander Edward Roche Power, particular service
25 July 18598 December 1860Coast Guard
9 December 186022 July 1862Commander in Bulldog, North America and West Indies
April 1868 In charge of a Naval College and training ships in Egypt
18685 June 1879Controller-General of Ports and Lighthouses in Egypt

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