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Philip Howard Colomb R.N.

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Philip Howard Colomb R.N.Explanation
Third son of Col. George T. Columb, Commandant of the Royal Hibernian Military
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
29 May 1831 Born (Knockbrex, near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway)
13 August 1857 Married Ellen Bourne, daughter of Captain Hooke, and niece of the late Richard Carmichael of Rutland Square, Dublin
1866 Wrote (with Harry Woodwall Brent) "The Law of Port Helm. An examination into its history and dangerous action; with suggestions for its abolition" (his idesa were finally adopted by the 1889 International Conference in Washington)
1873 Wrote "Slave catching in the Indian Ocean: A record of naval experiences".
1874 Wrote a new "Manual of Fleet Evolutions"
1891 Wrote "Naval Warfare, Its Ruling Principles and Practice Historically Treated".
13 October 1899 Died (living at Botley, Hampshire)
Wrote "The Dangers of the Modern Rule of the Road at Sea : And the manoeuvring powers of ships as affecting collision".
Wrote "The Great War of 189-. A Forecast", together with John Frederick Maurice, Frederic Natusch Maude and Archibald Forbes
 
DateRank
1846Entered Navy
6 February 1855Lieutenant
12 December 1863Commander
4 April 1870Captain
1 June 1886Retired Captain
6 April 1887Retired Rear-Admiral
9 August 1892Retired Vice-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
3 February 185512 May 1856Lieutenant in Hastings, commanded by Captain James Crawford Caffin, the Baltic during the Russian War
13 May 185629 August 1856Lieutenant in Royal George, commanded by Captain Robert Spencer Robinson, troop transport from the Crimea
9 September 185628 November 1857Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Thomas Maitland, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
29 November 185716 December 1857Lieutenant commander in Stork, tender to Excellent
17 December 185731 March 1859Flag-Lieutenant in Royal William, commanded by Captain Woodford John Williams, flagship of Vice-Admiral Thomas Sabine Pasley, Admiral-superintendent of Devonport dockyard
1 April 185931 December 1861Flag-Lieutenant in Royal Adelaide, commanded by Captain Woodford John Williams, flagship of Vice-Admiral Thomas Sabine Pasley, Admiral-superintendent of Devonport dockyard
1 January 186230 November 1862Flag-Lieutenant in Indus, commanded by Captain Astley Cooper Key, flagship of Rear-Admiral Thomas Sabine Pasley, guard ship of the Steam Reserve, Devonport
8 December 186231 January 1863Flag-Lieutenant in Indus, commanded by Captain Astley Cooper Key, guard ship of the Steam Reserve, Devonport
11 June 186327 January 1864Lieutenant in Edgar, commanded by Captain Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby, Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
20 March 18657 December 1865Commander (2ic) in Edgar, commanded by Captain Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby, Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
8 December 18659 January 1867Additional Commander in Victory, commanded by Captain Hon. Francis Egerton, flagship of Vice-Admiral Thomas Sabine Pasley, Portsmouth, for temporary service
1867 His night-signaling apparatus, on which he started working in 1858, was adapted by the Royal Navy
8 July 186827 June 1870Commander in Dryad, East Indies
1 August 18729 September 1872Captain in Achilles
1 September 187423 December 1877Captain in Audacious, flagship of Vice-Admiral Alfred Phillipps Ryder, China
14 January 188019 June 1881Captain in Thunderer, Mediterranean
20 June 18811 July 1884Captain in Asia, and captain of the steam reserve, Portsmouth
24 October 188429 May 1886Captain in Duke of Wellington, flagship of the commander-in-chief, Portsmouth
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