James Edward Hunter R.N.
James Edward Hunter R.N.

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James Edward Hunter R.N.Explanation
Second son of Commander Hugh Hunter
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
11 March 1834 Born
28 November 1877 Married Elizabeth Letitia, daughter of Rev. the Hon. Thomas Orde-Powlett
1924 Published 'Ups and Downs of a Sailor'
18 October 1932 Died (St Leonards), being the oldest executive officer of the Royal Navy at the time
28 March 1854Mate
22 December 1855Lieutenant
16 August 1863Commander
1 January 1873Retired Captain
Date fromDate toService
21 April 1856 Lieutenant in Retribution, China
24 January 186216 August 1863Lieutenant in Euryalus, flagship of Rear-Admiral Augustus Leopold Kuper, East Indies and China (including the bombardment of Kagoshima ("Anglo-Satsuma War"))
16 August 186312 September 1864Commander (2ic) in Euryalus, commanded by John Hobhouse Inglis Alexander, China
12 September 1864 Commander (2ic) in Euryalus, China
29 April 186610 July 1866Commander in Amazon (from commissioning at Plymouth), Devonport, until she collided at night with SS Osprey (Cork Steam Packet Co, Liverpool to Antwerp) off the Start, English Channel en route from Portsmouth to Halifax; 10 fatalities in Osprey)
(April 1868)April 1874Commander in Vestal (until paying off at Bermuda), west coast of Africa, then (January 1869) North America and West Indies
1873 Involved, together with Sir Charles Bright in cable-laying in the West Indies

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