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Richard Wells R.N.

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Richard Wells R.N.Explanation
Son of Hon. Frederick Octavius Wells
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
3 February 1833 Born (Bhanjalpore, Bengal, India)
1 July 1873 Married Augusta Jane (1849-19266), daughter of henry Normal (1801-1867)
20 May 1896 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
9 October 1896 Died (London)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
November 1847Entered Navy
7 February 1854Mate
3 February 1855Lieutenant
12 December 1863Commander
6 July 1866Captain
30 October 1884Rear-Admiral
6 August 1890Vice-Admiral
11 March 1896Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
7 February 18542 February 1855Mate in Arrogant, commanded by Captain Hastings Reginald Henry, the Baltic during the Russian War
8 February 185520 April 1856Lieutenant in Pembroke, commanded by Captain George Henry Seymour, the Baltic during the Russian War, then North America and West Indies
25 May 18564 April 1857Lieutenant in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Henry Caldwell, flagship of Rear-Admiral Richard Saunders Dundas, Mediterranean
1 May 185714 September 1860Lieutenant in Boscawen, commanded by Captain Richard Ashmore Powell, Cape of Good Hope
16 November 186012 February 1864Lieutenant in Immortalité, commanded by George Hancock, Mediterranean
9 January 186530 August 1866Commander (2ic) in Narcissus, commanded by Captain Colin Andrew Campbell, flagship of Rear-Admiral Charles Gilbert John Brydone Elliot, south east coast of America
2 July 186931 August 1869Captain in Revenge, to take Vice-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies, and a replacement crew for his flagship, Royal Alfred, to his station
1 September 18697 October 1870Captain in Royal Alfred, flagship of Vice-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, North America and West Indies
8 October 18707 September 1871Captain in Minotaur, flagship of Vice-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, Commander-in-Chief of the Channel squadron
14 October 187317 March 1876Captain in Bellerophon (from commissioning at Portsmouth), flagship of Rear-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, North America and West Indies
10 July 18778 January 1879Captain in Agincourt, flagship of John Edmund Commerell on the Mediterranean station
9 January 187930 August 1880Asia, Captain of the Steam reserve, Portsmouth
(31 August 1880)20 September 1883Captain in Britannia, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
29 March 188828 October 1890Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope and west coast of Africa, flag in Raleigh
10 December 189410 June 1896Commander-in-chief, the Nore, flag in Wildfire
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