Thomas Dyce Acland Fortescue R.N.
Thomas Dyce Acland Fortescue R.N.

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Thomas Dyce Acland Fortescue R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
22 July 1821 Born
10 May 1865 Died (at Malta, in command of Phoebe)
8 October 1846Lieutenant
28 April 1854Commander
7 September 1857Captain
Date fromDate toService
5 May 18478 June 1850Lieutenant in Dragon, commanded by Captain William Hutcheon Hall, particular service (Lisbon)
14 January 185114 March 1854Lieutenant in Cumberland, commanded by Captain George Henry Seymour, North America and West Indies, then (1854) the Baltic during the Russian War
15 March 185424 April 1854Lieutenant in Columbia, commanded by Commander Peter Frederick Shortland, North America and West Indies
4 April 185521 August 1857Commander in Barracouta, East Indies (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
17 September 186210 May 1865Captain in Phoebe (from commissioning at Plymouth), Mediterranean (until Fortescue died)
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Tu 23 May 1865We have received the following letter from our Malta correspondent, dated Valetta, May 13:-
"It is with much regret I have to announce the death of Capt. T.D.A. Fortescue, lately commanding Her Majesty's ship Phoebe, 35, which took place on the morning of the 10th inst., from inflammation of the lungs, six hours after his admission into the Royal Naval Hospital at Bighi. The Phoebe had only arrived that morning from Marseilles, whither she had conveyed the Prince and Princess Hohenlohe-Langerberg. On the news becoming known the ships hoisted their colours half-mast, and the Phoebe 'topped' her yards, and put on the customary signs of mourning. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, with military honours."

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