William Henry Haswell R.N.
William Henry Haswell R.N.

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William Henry Haswell R.N.Explanation
Oldest son (third child) of Comm. William Henry Haswell, RN and Ann Kestell
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1818 Born (Devonport)
18 January 1900 Died (South Hampstead, a Greenwich Pensioner)
1830Entered Navy
8 August 1845Lieutenant
26 October 1850Commander
31 May 1858Captain
21 September 1876Retired Rear-Admiral
3 January 1881Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
8 August 1845 Additional Lieutenant in Vernon, commanded by John Coghlan Fitzgerald, flagship of Rear-Admiral Samuel Hood Inglefield, South-east coast of America
3 August 1846 Lieutenant in Devastation, commanded by Charles Hotham, west coast of Africa
13 October 1846 Lieutenant in Penelope, commanded by Henry Wells Giffard, flagship of Commodore Charles Hotham, west coast of Africa
29 September 1848 Acting Commander (2ic) in Penelope, commanded by Lewis Tobias Jones, flagship of Commodore Charles Hotham, west coast of Africa
21 December 184914 April 1854Lieutenant in Investigator, commanded by Robert John le Mesurier McClure, particular service, exploration of the North-West Passage by sailing east from the Bering Strait, until abandoned in the Prince of Wales Strait (returned home in North Star,William John Samuel Pullen, arriving 28 september 1854)
5 April 18559 December 1856Commander in Plumper (until paying off at Portsmouth), west coast of Africa
24 March 185731 May 1858Commander in Himalaya
23 November 186417 April 1868Captain in Pelorus (until paying off at Plymouth), China
24 March 1869 Captain in Valiant, Coast Guard, River Shannon
7 May 187023 March 1872Captain in Resistance, Coast Guard, Liverpool

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