William Robert Mends R.N.
William Robert Mends R.N.

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William Robert Mends R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of Admiral William Bowen Mends (1781-1864)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
27 February 1812 Born (Plymouth)
7 May 1825 Entered Royal Naval College
6 January 1838 Married Melita Ellen Rose (1818-1894), third daughter of Dr Joseph Stilon R.N.
5 July 1855 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
20 May 1871 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
24 November 1882 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
26 June 1897 Died (Alverstoke, Hampshire)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
11 August 1835Lieutenant
9 November 1846Commander
10 December 1852Captain
1 January 1869Retired Rear-Admiral
1 January 1874Retired Vice-Admiral
15 June 1879Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
30 December 1835 Lieutenant in Vernon, commanded by Captain John McKerlie, Mediterranean
29 November 1836 Lieutenant in Caledonia, flagship of Josias Rowley, Mediterranean
13 January 1837 Lieutenant in Rodney, commanded by Hyde Parker, Mediterranean
28 July 1838 Lieutenant and commander in Ceylon, receiving ship, Malta
18?? Lieutenant in Benbow
18?? Lieutenant in Ganges, as flag-lieutenant to Sir John Louis, Admiral Superintendent at Malta
3 November 18431846Lieutenant in Fox, commanded by Commodore Sir Henry Martin Blackwood, coast of Ireland, and East Indies
1 January 1848March 1849Commander (2ic) in Vanguard (until paying off), commanded by George Frederick Rich, Mediterranean
11 July 1850 Commander (2ic) in Vengeance, commanded by Henry Martin Blackwood, Portsmouth
22 October 18531 January 1854Captain in Agamemnon, flagship of Rear-Admiral Edmond Lyons, Black sea during the Russian War
(1 January 1854) Captain in Arethusa, Black sea during the Russian War
14 February 18552 April 1857Captain in Royal Albert, flagship of Rear-Admiral Edmund Lyons, Mediterranean (and in the Black Sea during the Russian War)
3 April 18571 February 1860Captain in Hastings (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Liverpool), Coast Guard, Liverpool (replaced by Majestic)
1 February 18601861Captain in Majestic, Coast Guard, Liverpool (replacing Hastings)
1861 Deputy controller-general of the coastguard
May 1862February 1883Director of transports, at the Admiralty

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