Thomas Alexander Pakenham R.N.
Thomas Alexander Pakenham R.N.


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Thomas Alexander Pakenham R.N.Explanation
Third son of Thomas Pakenham (1778-1835), 2nd Earl of Longford
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
3 March 1820 Born (Dublin, Ireland)
21 September 1853 Married Sophia Frances (1827-1898), daughter of Tatton Sykes (1772-1863), 4th Bart
5 January 1889 Died (Haywards Heath, Sussex, England)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
14 April 1835Entered Navy
2 May 1840Mate
10 June 1844Lieutenant
10 May 1856Commander
9 May 1863Captain
30 December 1878Retired Rear-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
2 May 184017 May 1840Mate in Jaseur, commanded by Commander Frederick Moore Boultbee, Mediterranean
26 August 184014 September 1841Mate in Excellent, commanded by Captain Thomas Hastings, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
15 September 18419 June 1844Mate in Warspite, commanded by Captain Lord John Hay North America and West Indies, then Captain Provo William Parry Wallis, Mediterranean
9 September 18441 September 1845Lieutenant in Mutine, commanded by Commander Richard Borough Crawford, Cape of Good Hope
2 September 18456 February 1849Lieutenant in President, commanded by Captain William Pearse Stanley, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Richard Dacres, Cape of Good Hope
7 November 184923 November 1851Lieutenant in Indefatigable, commanded by Captain Robert Smart, Devonport
4 April 185413 May 1856Lieutenant in Algiers, commanded by Captain Charles Talbot, troop transport to the Baltic, and Black Sea during the Russian War
3 June 18584 July 1860Commander in Racer (from commissioning at Woolwich), Channel squadron, then (February 1859) North America and West Indies
8 December 186231 August 1863Commander in Curlew, south-east coast of America


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