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Sherard Osborn R.N.

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Sherard Osborn R.N.Explanation
Son of Colonel Edward Osborn of the Madras army
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
25 April 1822 Born
January 1852 Married Helen, daughter of John Hinksman of Queen Anne Street, London
4 February 1856 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
6 May 1875 Died (London)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
September 1837Entered Navy
4 May 1846Lieutenant
30 October 1852Commander
18 August 1855Captain
29 May 1873Rear-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
30 September 183717 December 1839Volunteer 1st class in Hyacinth, commanded by Commander William Warren, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
18 December 183914 July 1840Midshipman in Volage, commanded by Captain Henry Smith, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
15 July 184018 May 1842Midshipman in Hyacinth, commanded by Commander George Goldsmith, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
19 May 184217 March 1843Midshipman in Columbine, commanded by Commander William Henry Anderson Morshead, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
20 March 184311 December 1843Midshipman in Excellent, commanded by Captain Thomas Hastings, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
12 December 184315 June 1844Mate in Excellent, commanded by Captain Thomas Hastings, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
16 June 18443 May 1846Midshipman in Collingwood, commanded by Captain Robert Smart, Pacific
4 May 184620 July 1848Lieutenant in Collingwood, commanded by Robert Smart, flagship of Rear-Admiral George Francis Seymour, Pacific
7 September 184814 November 1849Lieutenant in Crocodile, commanded by Lieutenant commander Samuel Rosser Protheroe, receiving ship, Cork, for service in Dwarf
28 February 18509 October 1851Lieutenant commander in Pioneer, tender to Resolute (Captain Horatio Thomas Austin), searching for Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1845 expeditionExternal link
10 February 185229 October 1852Lieutenant in Assistance, commanded by Captain Edward Belcher, particular service: searching, together with Pioneer (Sherard Osborn, tender to Assistance), Resolute (Henry Kellett) and Intrepid ( McClintock, tender to Resolute) for Sir John Franklins' ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition, until abandoned at Bathurst Island
30 October 185231 May 1854Commander in Pioneer, tender to Assistance (Sir Edward Belcher) searching, together with Resolute (Henry Kellett) and Intrepid (M'Clintock) for Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition, until abandoned at Bathurst Island
1 June 185417 October 1854Commander in North Star in Artic seas
17 February 185517 August 1855Commander in Vesuvius, Black Sea during the Russian War
7 January 185619 July 1856Captain in Medusa, senior offcier in the Sea of Azov during the Russian War
11 March 185713 June 1859Captain in Furious, East Indies and China (escorting a fleet of fifteen gunboats out for the attack on Canton during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
19 May 186110 June 1862Captain in Donegal (until paying off at Plymouth), Channel squadron then (November 1861) transporting troops to Mexico, toegether with Sans Pareil and Conqueror
13 June 186213 July 1862Captain in Dauntless, Coast Guard, Southampton Water
September 1862January 1864Employed by the Imperial Chinese government as flag-officer of a naval squadron to combat pirates and the Taiping rebellion, but resigned when he learned that he was to be placed under the command of the mandarins at the several ports, and not directly under the Emperor
6 July 186414 October 1864Captain in Royal Sovereign (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Channel squadron
18651866Agent to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway
18671873Managing director of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company
1869 Founding Director of the International Mid-Channel Telegraph Co. Ltd.
9 October 187110 January 1872Captain in Hercules, Channel squadron
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