John Elphinstone Erskine R.N.
John Elphinstone Erskine R.N.

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John Elphinstone Erskine R.N.Explanation
Son of David Erskine, Cardross
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
13 July 1806 Born (Cardross, Scotland)
1853 Published 'Journal of a Cruise among the Islands of the Western Pacific. including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian negro races, in Her Majesty's Ship 'Havannah''.
18561857Aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria
19 July 18656 February 1874M.P. (Liberal) for Stirlingshire
23 June 1887 Died (the Albany, Piccadilly)
6 May 1819Entered Navy
2 January 1826Lieutenant
24 December 1829Commander
4 August 1841Captain
4 November 1857Rear-Admiral
15 June 1864Vice-Admiral
10 September 1869Admiral
13 July 1876Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
6 August 1841 Captain in Illustrious, flagship of Vice-Admiral Charles Adam, North America and West Indies
24 February 1848 Captain in Havannah, East Indies, then senior officer on Australia station
6 February 18542 December 1854Captain in Monarch (from commissioning at Sheerness), the Baltic during the Russian War
11 January 18551 October 1857Captain in Orion (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Plymouth), the Baltic during the Russian War then (JUly 1856) North America and West Indies
2 June 18594 November 1861Second in command, Channel squadron, flag in Edgar

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