Michael De Courcy R.N.
Michael De Courcy R.N.

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Michael De Courcy R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of Captain Nevinson De Courcy RN
De Courcy Island, in the Northumberland Channel off the east coast of central Vancouver Island is namen after him (he charted these waters in Pylades from 1859 to 1861)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
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5 February 1824Entered Navy
28 June 1838Lieutenant
12 February 1842Commander
Date fromDate toService
20 September 1838 Lieutenant in Racer, commanded by George Byng, North America and West Indies
6 November 1840 Lieutenant in Racer, commanded by Thomas Harvey, North America and West Indies
4 March 1841 Lieutenant and commander in Charybdis, South America
13 July 1844 Coast Guard
2 September 184830 November 1851Commander in Helena (until paying off at Portsmouth), North America and West Indies
16 July 185730 July 1861Captain in Pylades (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Chatham), East Indies and China, then Pacific
12 March 186221 March 1864Captain in Ajax, Coast Guard, Kingstown (replaced by Royal George)
April 18643 April 1865Captain in Royal George, Coast Guard, Kingstown (replacing Ajax)
1 January 186616 June 1866Commodore in Leander, southern division of the Pacific station

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