Francis Marten R.N.
Francis Marten R.N.

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Francis Marten R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of George Sulivan Marten (1763-1826), of Marshals Wick, near St. Albans and his second wife, Charlotte Tucker
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1814 Born (Sandridge, Hertfordshire)
13 September 1866 Married Agnes Frances Mount (c1833-1906), widow of Henry Hughs Still (1829-1859)
17 July 1891 Died (Ayot Green, Hertfordshire)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
20 November 1844Lieutenant
25 May 1854Commander
30 January 1861Captain
1 April 1870Retired Captain
1 August 1877Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
18 December 1844 Lieutenant in Persian, commanded by Henry Coryton, Devonport
16 August 18456 February 1849Lieutenant in President, commanded by William Pearse Stanley, Cape of Good Hope
4 July 184925 September 1852Lieutenant in Growler, commanded by James Stoddart, Mediterranean
19 October 1852 Lieutenant in Arrogant, commanded by Stephen Greville Fremantle, Portsmouth
October 1854 Studying steam at the Naval College
6 January 1855 Commander (2ic) in Exmouth, commanded by Frederick Thomas Pelham, Devonport
6 June 1855 Commander in Vesuvius, tender to Royal Albert, in the Black Sea during the Russian War
18 July 185716 May 1858Commander in Roebuck (from commissioning at Portsmouth), East Indies and China
17 May 185815 January 1859Acting Captain in Shannon (until paying off at Portsmouth), East Indies (including command of the naval brigade during the India Mutiny), after the death of Captain William Peel in Cawnpore
16 January 185918 May 1861Commander in Roebuck (until paying off at Portsmouth), East Indies and China
11 April 186430 January 1866Captain in Archer (until paying off at Woolwich), west coast of Africa
16 April 186815 June 1868Additional captain in Indus, commanded by Captain George Ommaney Willes, guard ship of reserve, and flagship of the Admiral Superintendent, Devonport dockyard, for service in Penelope
17 June 18684 June 1869Captain in Penelope (from commissioning at Plymouth), flagship of Sidney Colpoys Dacres, Channel squadron (and from July 1868, flagship of Rear-Admiral Alfred Phillipps Ryder, second in command, Channel squadron)
5 June 18691 April 1870Captain in Bellerophon, Mediterranean

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