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

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The following is the entry for Rochfort Maguire in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

MAGUIRE. (Lieutenant, 1840)

Rochfort Maguire entered the Navy (from the Royal Naval College) 12 Nov. 1830; passed his examination in 1835; and in consideration of his services as Mate of the Wasp 16, Capt. Geo. Mansel, during the operations on the coast of Syria, where he was severely wounded at the capture of Sidon, and behaved most gallantly, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 28 Sept. 1840. His appointments have since been ? 23 Jan. 1841, to the Vernon 50, Capt. Wm. Walpole, stationed in the Mediterranean, whence he returned in the early part of 1844 ? 30 Nov. in the latter year, as Additional, to the Agincourt 72, flag-ship of Sir Thos. John Cochrane in the East Indies ? [a note in his service record states that he was appointed but did not serve] and 10 Feb. 1845, as Senior, to the Herald 26, Capt. Henry Kellett, now employed on Surveying-service in the Pacific. Agents ? Messrs. Ommanney.

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