O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'

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The following is the entry for Robert Hibbert Bartholomew Rowley in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

ROWLEY. (Commander, 1842.)

Robert Hibbert Bartholomew Rowley, born in 1817, is fifth and youngest son of the late Admiral Sir Chas. Rowley, Bart., G.C.B., G.C.H.
This officer entered the Navy, from the Royal Naval College, 20 Dec. 1832; obtained his first commission 1 June, 1837; served from 3 Nov. following until the spring of 1841 as Additional-Lieutenant and Lieutenant in the President 52, flag-ship in the Pacific of Rear-Admiral Chas. Bayne Hodgson Ross; was next, 24 Aug. in the latter year, appointed to the Formidable 84, Capts. Sir Edw. Thos. Troubridge and Sir Chas. Sullivan, fitting at Sheerness; and on 7 Feb. 1842 was advanced to the rank he now holds. From 3 Dec. 1843 until paid off at the close of 1847, he commanded the Satellite 18 in the East Indies and on the south-east coast of America. Agents – Messrs. Chard.

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