John Francis Ross R.N.
John Francis Ross R.N.

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John Francis Ross R.N.Explanation
Son of John Clunes Ross (1790-1861)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
13 February 1821 Born (Valetta, Malta)
28 July 1857 Married Caroline (1826-1886), daughter of Henry Williams Ross (1783-1862)
5 April 1888 Married Mary (1843-1906), daughter of Henry Grant (1800-)
20 March 1899 Died (Ramsgate, Kent)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
19 February 1846Lieutenant
10 May 1856Commander
24 November 1862Captain
1 October 1873Retired Captain
21 March 1878Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
29 October 18401 March 1842Mate in Benbow, commanded by Captain Houston Stewart, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
3 March 184229 January 1844Mate in Devastation, commanded by Commander Hastings Reginald Henry then Lieutenant and commander John James Robinson then Commander Hastings Reginald Henry then Commander Swynfen Thomas Carnegie, Mediterranean
30 January 184416 March 1844Mate in St Vincent, commanded by Captain Richard Freeman Rowley, Portsmouth
17 March 184417 May 1844Mate in Tortoise, commanded by Paymaster William Finlaison
31 March 184821 June 1849Lieutenant in Hibernia, commanded by Captain Charles Wise, flagship of Entered Navy William Parker, Mediterranean
(25 October 1855)18 June 1856Lieutenant in Weser, commanded by Commander John Edmund Commerell, Black Sea during the Russian War
31 July 18572 March 1860Commander (2ic) in Brunswick, commanded by Erasmus Ommanney, West Indies, the Channel squadron, and then the Mediterranean
19 October 186024 November 1862Commander in Desperate (from commissioning at Plymouth), Devonport, then off Mexico, occupying Vera Cruz, the Mexicans having postponed the payment of indemnities to persons who had suffered in recent revolutions.
29 July 186223 November 1862Acting Captain in Cadmus, North America and West Indies
24 November 18626 May 1863Captain in Cadmus (until paying off at Chatham), North America and West Indies
4 May 18661 December 1870Captain in Pearl (from commissioning at Portsmouth), China (and joining the 1869 Flying squadron at Yokohama on 17 April 1870)
(22 May 1872)23 September 1872Captain in Favorite, first Reserve (Coastguard), Queensferry

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