Edward Augustus Inglefield R.N.
Edward Augustus Inglefield R.N.

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Edward Augustus Inglefield R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of Rear-Admiral Samuel Hood Inglefield (1783-1847)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
27 March 1820 Born (Cheltenham)
1853 Published 'A summer search for Sir John Franklin; with a peep into the polar basin'.
2 June 1853 F.R.S. (Fellow of the Royal Society)
1 April 1857 Married, firstly, Eliza Fanny (died 1890), daughter of Edward Johnston of Allerton Hall, near Liverpool
2 June 1869 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
13 August 1877 Knighted
1 April 187827 November 1879Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies
21 June 1887 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
1891 Chairman of the arts section of the naval exhibition at Chelsea
1893 Married, secondly, Beatrice Marianne, daughter of Colonel Hodnett of the Dorsetshire regiment
4 September 1894 Died (London)
After retiring he devoted much of his time to painting; his watercolours of Arctic landscapes were exhibited at several art galleries in London
He was the inventor of the hydraulic steering gear, and of the Inglefield anchor
6 October 1832Entered Royal Naval Colle
21 September 1842Lieutenant
18 November 1845Commander
7 October 1853Captain
26 May 1869Rear-Admiral
11 December 1875Vice-Admiral
27 November 1879Admiral
27 March 1885Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
25 November 18421845Lieutenant in Samarang, commanded by Edward Belcher, East Indies
5 March 1845 Lieutenant in Eagle, commanded by George Bohun Martin, as flag-lieutenant to his father. Commander-in-chief, South-east coast of America
(November 1845) Acting Commander in Comus, during the Anglo-French action in Uruguay
20 August 1847 Commander in Ringdove, East Indies
10 July 1852 Commanded Lady Franklin's private steamer, Isabella, on an expedition to Jones Sound and the west coast of Baffin Bay in search of John Franklin
February 185325 October 1853Captain in Phoenix (from commissioning at Deptford until paying off), to bring supplies to Sir Edward Belcher's expedition at Beechey Island, Barrow Strait (Assistance, Belcher; Pioneer, Sherard Osborn, tender to Assistance; Resolute, Henry Kellett) and Intrepid, Francis Leopold McClintock, tender to Resolute). He returned with the news of the discovery of the north-west passage by Robert John Le Mesurier McClure
21 February 185425 October 1854Captain in Phoenix (from commissioning at Woolwich until paying off at Woolwich), returning, together with Talbot (Samuel Gurney Cresswell), to Beechey Island to re-supply Edward Belcher's ships, Inglefield succeeded in bringing home most of the personnel of Investigator (abandoned by Robert John le Mesurier McClure in the Prince of Wales Strait after successfully passing through the North-West Passage from the Bering Strait) and the four vessels of Belcher's expedition, which the latter also abandoned
7 July 18557 March 1856Captain in Firebrand, Black Sea during the Russian War
7 March 185630 July 1856Captain in Sidon (until paying off), Mediterranean
1 January 186114 April 1864Captain in Majestic, Coast Guard, Liverpool
18 April 18664 January 1868Captain in Prince Consort, in the channel and the Mediterranean
August 187211 December 1876Superintendent of Malta dockyard

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