Edward Belcher R.N.
Edward Belcher R.N.

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Edward Belcher R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
27 February 1793 Born
11 September 1830 Married Diana Jolliffe, granddaughter of Colonel Simpson, of Plean House, Falkirk
6 May 1841 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service in the first Anglo-Chinese war
1843 Wrote 'Narrative of a Voyage round the World, performed in H.M.S. Sulphur, during the years 1836-42'.
13 March 1867 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
18 March 1877 Died
21 July 1818Lieutenant
16 March 1829Commander
6 May 1841Captain
11 February 1861Rear-Admiral
2 April 1866Vice-Admiral
1866Retired Vice-Admiral
20 October 1872Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
27 May 183010 September 1833Commander in Aetna, surveying off the east coast of Africa (including the Arguin shoals on which the French frigate Meduse was wreckedExternal link, then (end of 1832) in the River Douro as part of the British squadron under William Glascock ( Orestes) during the Portuguese civil war, then (1833) surveying in the Mediterranean
9 November 18362 August 1842Commander in Sulphur, South America, later East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
18 November 184218 January 1847Captain in Samarang (until paying off at Sheerness), East Indies
2 January 1847 Commander in Mastiff (from commissioning at Woolwich)
10 February 185225 August 1854Captain in Assistance, particular service: searching, together with Pioneer (Sherard Osborn, tender to Assistance), Resolute (Henry Kellett) and Intrepid ( McClintock, tender to Resolute) for Sir John Franklins' ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition, until abandoned at Bathurst Island

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