John James Onslow R.N.
John James Onslow R.N.

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John James Onslow R.N.Explanation
Son of Admiral Sir Richard Onslow (1741-1817), 1st Bart
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1856 Died
19 April 1810Entered Navy
5 September 1816Lieutenant
23 April 1822Commander
27 August 1834Captain
Date fromDate toService
22 July 18241826Commander in Beaver, Jamaica
30 April 183017 June 1833Commander in Clio (until paying off at Portsmouth), South America
23 July 184226 January 1847Captain in Daphne (until paying off at Chatham), Pacific. Upon returning Onslow was court-martialled for failing to "transmit to the commander-in-chief at Portsmouth a statement of all the circumstances of the said ship Daphne having touched the ground on the 31st day of December" (she being ten minutes on the Rocken End shoal, off St Catherine's while beating up the Channel to Spithead). The case was consider proved and Onslow, and the Master, Daniel M'Donnell Jago, were both reprimanded.

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