George Frederick Mecham R.N.
George Frederick Mecham R.N.

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George Frederick Mecham R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1828 Born (Cove of Cork, Ireland)
17 February 1858 Died (of bronchitis, in command of Vixen, at Honolulu)
1 September 1841Entered Navy
8 March 1849Lieutenant
21 October 1854Commander
Date fromDate toService
5 March 1850 Lieutenant in Assistance, commanded by Erasmus Ommanney, in Horatio Thomas Austen's squadron in search of Sir JohnFranklins' ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition,
14 February 1852February 1854Lieutenant in Resolute, commanded by Henry Kellett, in Sir Edward Belcher's squadron in search of Sir John Franklin (until Kellett was order by Beecher to abandon Reiolute)
1 November 18554 February 1857Commander in Salamander, west coast of Africa
4 February 185717 February 1858Commander in Vixen, Pacific (until he died at Honolulu)

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