George Goldsmith R.N.
George Goldsmith R.N.


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George Goldsmith R.N.Explanation
Son of John Goldsmith, Purser and Paymaster, R.N.
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1807 Born (Deal, Kent, England)
9 September 1856 Married Mary Anne (1818-1890), daughter of Richard Rawes (1785-1849)
2 July 1888 Died (Old Charlton, Kent, England)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
20 June 1821Entered Navy
8 August 1828Lieutenant
30 May 1841Commander
16 September 1842Captain
19 May 1862Rear-Admiral
18 October 1867Retired Vice-Admiral
30 July 1875Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
4 July 182711 August 1827Midshipman in Hyperion (1807, fifth rate), commanded by Captain William James Mingaye, Coast Blockade ship
12 August 182713 August 1828Mate in Hyperion (1807, fifth rate), commanded by Captain William James Mingaye, Coast Blockade ship
29 September 18284 March 1829Lieutenant in Madagascar, commanded by Captain Sir Robert Cavendish Spencer, Mediterranean
5 March 182925 August 1829Lieutenant in Samarang, commanded by Captain William Fanshawe Martin, Mediterranean
26 August 18291 December 1831Lieutenant in Madagascar, commanded by Captain Sir Robert Cavendish Spencer, Mediterranean
16 May 183426 May 1838Lieutenant in Childers, commanded by Henry Keppel, coast of Spain, then west coast of Africa
10 April 183914 August 1841Lieutenant in Druid, commanded by Captain Henry John Spencer-Churchill then Captain Henry Smith, East Indies
14 August 184124 October 1842Commander in Hyacinth, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
6 January 1848 Captain in Wellesley, flagship of Vice-Admiral Earl of Dundonald , North America and West Indies
2 December 1851 Captain in Britannia, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Whitley Deans Dundas, Mediterranean
26 November 1852 Captain in Sidon, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War)
20 March 1856 Captain in Wellesley, guard ship of Ordinary, Chatham and Sperintendant of Chatham Yard
1 May 185818 April 1861Captain in Wellesley, guard ship of Ordinary, Chatham
(1860)30 March 1861Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard


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