George Henry Richards R.N.
George Henry Richards R.N.

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George Henry Richards R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
January 1820 Born
1871 C.B. (Companion of the Bath, civil)
1877 Knighted
29 May 1886 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
14 November 1896 Died
3 November 1832Entered Navy
12 July 1842Lieutenant
18 November 1845Commander
21 October 1854Captain
21 June 1870Rear-Admiral
5 August 1877Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
12 July 184218 November 1845Lieutenant in Philomel, commanded by Bartholomew James Sulivan, South America, including Anglo-French action in Uruguay
18 October 1847 Commander (2ic) in Acheron, commanded by John Lort Stokes, East Indies
10 February 185225 August 1854Commander (2ic) in Assistance, commanded by Edward Belcher, particular service: searching, together with Pioneer (Sherard Osborn, tender to Assistance), Resolute (Henry Kellett) and Intrepid (M'Clintock, tender to Resolute) and for Sir John Franklins' ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition, until abandoned at Bathurst Island
(10 December 1856)January 1861Captain in Plumper (from commissioning at Portsmouth), surveying on the Canadian Pacific coast (the Fraser River, Burrard Inlet, Victoria and Esquimalt), until relieved by Hecate
1857 Second British Commissioner for the San Juan Islands Boundary Commission (islands in the northern reaches of Puget Sound in the northwesternmost corner of the state of Washington).
1 September 18601863Captain in Hecate, surveying Vancover Island

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