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Henry Fairfax R.N.

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Henry Fairfax R.N.Explanation
Third son of Sir Henry Fairfax, Bart
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
21 January 1837 Born (Edinburgh)
18721783Naval attache to Sir Bartle Frere's mission to the Sultan of Zanzibar
1872 Married Harriet, daughter of Sir David Kinloch
19 January 1882 Naval aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria
25 May 1896 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
20 March 1900 Died (at Naples, while Commander-in-chief at Devonport)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
7 December 1850Entered Navy
25 August 1858Lieutenant
4 November 1862Commander
3 April 1868Captain
1 July 1885Rear-Admiral
20 June 1891Vice-Admiral
10 May 1897Admiral
Date fromDate toService
30 August 1860 Lieutenant in Ariel, commanded by John Hobhouse Inglis Alexander, Cape of Good Hope
30 August 1860 Lieutenant in Ariel, commanded by John Hobhouse Inglis Alexander, Cape of Good Hope
14 October 1867 Commander in Boscawen, training ship, Portland
18691870Slave Trade section of the Foreign Office
(9 September 1870)17 February 1872Captain in Forte (until paying off at Sheerness), flagship of Rear-Admiral James Horsford Cockburn, East Indies
18731874Private secretary to George Joachim Goschen, First Lord of the Admiralty
18741877Captain in Volage, south-east coast of America (senior officer)
28 August 1877 Captain in Britannia, training ship for Naval cadets (including Princes Albert Victor and George), Dartmouth
1882 Captain in Monarch, Mediterranean (including bombardment of Alexandria, and in command of the Naval and Marine forces occupying Port Said)
1 February 188710 September 1889Commander-in-chief, Australia
10 June 188928 March 1900Commander-in-chief, Devonport
24 October 188920 May 1892Commissioner of the Admiralty (Second Naval Lord)
10 May 189227 May 1895Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron (being acquitted by Court-martial after Howe stranded on an uncharted rock entering Ferrol harbour on 2 November 1892)

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