Francis Durrant R.N.
Francis Durrant R.N.


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Francis Durrant R.N.Explanation
Son of John Mercer Bosville Durrant (1807-1878)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
24 June 1837 Born
10 April 1877 Married Jessie (1844-1907), daughter of William Liddiard (1810-1878)
9 August 1884 C.M.G. (Companion in the Order of St Michael and St George)
6 December 1896 Died (Red House, Hursley, Hampshire, England)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
8 June 1857Mate
19 May 1859Lieutenant
2 September 1869Commander
15 May 1876Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
10 June 18518 June 1853Naval cadet in Trafalgar, commanded by Captain Henry Francis Greville, Mediterranean
9 June 18537 June 1857Midshipman in Trafalgar, commanded by Captain Henry Francis Greville, Mediterranean1)
2 November 185710 October 1859Mate in Spitfire, commanded by Lieutenant commander James Carter Campbell then Lieutenant commander William Cox Chapman, West Coast of Africa
9 December 185931 July 1860Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Richard Strode Hewlett, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
1 August 186030 November 1861Lieutenant in Centurion, commanded by Captain Henry Downing Rogers, Channel squadron
7 February 18627 March 1862Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Richard Strode Hewlett, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
8 March 186212 March 1862Lieutenant in Cambridge, commanded by Captain Leopold George Heath, gunnery ship, Devonport
13 March 18624 December 1864Lieutenant in Magicienne, commanded by Captain Prince Ernest L.V.C.A.J.E Leiningen then Captain Whaley Armitage, the Baltic during the Russian War, then the Mediterranean
5 December 18649 July 1865Lieutenant in Cambridge, commanded by Captain Charles Joseph Frederick Ewart, gunnery ship, Devonport
10 July 186520 July 1865Lieutenant in Gannet, commanded by Commander William Chimmo, just commissioned for the West Indies
21 July 18658 February 1867Lieutenant in Cambridge, commanded by Captain Charles Joseph Frederick Ewart, gunnery ship, Devonport
3 April 186713 November 1867Lieutenant in Minotaur, commanded by Captain James Graham Goodenough, Channel squadron
14 November 186722 September 1869Lieutenant in Victoria and Albert, commanded by Captain Prince Ernest L.V.C.A.J.E Leiningen, Portsmouth
7 April 187015 May 1873Commander (2ic) in Minotaur, commanded by Captain James Graham Goodenough then Captain Richard Wells then Captain Robert Gibson, Channel squadron
27 June 18735 June 1874Commander in Eagle, Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Liverpool
11 June 18745 June 1876Commander in Osborne, Portsmouth
31 August 187723 February 1879Captain in Audacious, flagship of Vice-Admiral Charles Farrell Hillyar on the China station
30 September 187923 August 1880Captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich (assistant to President Admiral Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell)
24 August 188021 March 1882Captain in Cleopatra, 1880 Detached squadron
1 May 188318 August 1884Captain in CanadaExternal link, North America and West Indies
30 April 18857 August 1885Captain in Hotspur, Channel squadron
27 November 188525 August 1888Captain in AjaxExternal link Guard ship, Greenock
September 1889January 1891Assistant to the Admiral Superintendent of Naval Reserves (Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon)
1)But Trafalgar had returned to Sheerness and was paid off in April 1855


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