Arthur Cecil Curtis R.N.
Arthur Cecil Curtis R.N.

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Arthur Cecil Curtis R.N.Explanation
Second son of George Lear Curtis (1805-1853)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
27 February 1836 Born (Southgate, Middlesex, England)
18 October 1886 Married Arabella Augusta (b1862), second daughter of Ward Chipman Drury (1824-1891), of St. John, New Brunswich, Canada, at Bermuda
10 July 1895 Died on the steam launch of RepulseExternal link (living at Southsea, Hampshire, England)
27 February 1848Entered Navy
12 July 1855Mate
25 May 1857Lieutenant
28 November 1866Commander
16 February 1877Captain
29 September 1890Retired Captain
17 January 1892Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
12 July 185524 May 1857Mate in Centaur, commanded by Captain William John Cavendish Clifford, Mediterranean, then the Baltic during the Russian War
29 December 185720 July 1858Lieutenant in Vulcan, commanded by Commander John Seccombe, Portsmouth
21 July 18586 October 1859Lieutenant in Perseverance, commanded by Commander Edward Roche Power, particular service
7 October 185913 January 1863Lieutenant in Beagle, commanded by Commander Edward Hay, East Indies and China
14 January 18635 July 1863Lieutenant in Sphinx, commanded by Commander Theodore Morton Jones, for passage
7 December 186314 July 1865Lieutenant in Black Prince, commanded by Captain James Francis Ballard Wainwright then Captain Lord Frederick Herbert Kerr, Channel squadron (second in command)
15 July 18651 January 1866Lieutenant in Scorpion, commanded by Captain John Edmund Commerell, Portsmouth
19 April 186613 May 1866Lieutenant in Donegal, commanded by Captain James Aylmer Dorset Paynter, Coast Guard, Liverpool
14 May 186617 November 1866Lieutenant in Terrible, commanded by Captain John Edmund Commerell, helping to lay the (third, and finally successful) Atlantic cable
15 April 186924 May 1869Commander (2ic) in Agincourt, commanded by Captain Hon. Henry Carr Glyn, Channel squadron
25 May 186929 November 1871Commander (2ic) in Monarch, commanded by Captain John Edmund Commerell, Channel squadron
22 February 187231 May 1875Commander (2ic) in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Captain Hon. Henry Carr Glyn, flagship of the port admiral, Portsmouth
13 January 187626 March 1876Commander in Trincomalee, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, West Hartlepool
27 March 18766 March 1877Commander in Castor, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, North Shields
21 August 188224 July 1883Captain in Thetis (until paying off), Pacific
18 August 18844 November 1886Captain in Canada. North America and West Indies
12 July 188731 March 1889Captain in Duncan, flag ship, Sheerness
1 April 188915 July 1890Captain in Wildfire (purchased 1889 as Hiawatha, yacht), base ship, Sheerness

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