Charles Ramsay Drinkwater-Bethune R.N.
Charles Ramsay Drinkwater-Bethune R.N.

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Charles Ramsay Drinkwater-Bethune R.N.Explanation
Second surving son of Colonel John Drinkwater of Thornycroft, Surrey
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
27 December 1802 Born
1837 Assumed the name of Bethune when his mother inherited the estates of her brother, George Congalton-Bethune
29 July 1841 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service in the first Anglo-Chinese war
1846 Married Frances Cecelia, only child of Henry E. Stables of Park Hill, Clapham, Surrey
14 February 1884 Died (Queensberry Place, South Kensington)
2 August 1815Entered Navy
29 October 1822Lieutenant
14 April 1828Commander
22 July 1830Captain
3 October 1855Rear-Admiral
10 November 1862Vice-Admiral
2 April 1866Admiral
1870Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
29 October 182212 January 1825Lieutenant in DorisExternal link, commanded by Commander Thomas Bourchier, South America
21 October 182312 January 1825Lieutenant in Doris, commanded by William James Hope Johnstone, South America
21 August 182614 April 1828Lieutenant in Barham, flagship of Entered Navy Charles Elphinstone Fleeming, West Indies
15 April 182829 July 1828Commander in Ferret (1821, brig-sloop)
30 July 18285 September 1829Commander in Espiegle (1812, brig-sloop)
25 July 183531 January 1836Member of the Earl of Durham's mission to report on the naval establishments of Russia
9 September 183615 January 1842Captain in Conway (from commissioning until paying off), East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
15 January 184631 October 1847Assistant to the Admiralty Hydrographer
1 November 184730 September 1853Chairman, Harbour and Railway department, Admiralty
1 October 1853 Shipping Dues Commission

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