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Henry Boys R.N.Explanation
Son of Captain Edward Boys, RN (1785-1866)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
30 September 1820 Born (Upper Deal, Kent)
16 March 1904 Died (Blackheath)
 
DateRank
9 February 1846Lieutenant
14 May 1853Commander
17 October 1857Captain
30 July 1875Rear-Admiral
9 January 1880Vice-Admiral
1 June 1885Admiral
1 July 1885Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
7 May 184629 August 1847Lieutenant in Snake, commanded by Thomas Bourmaster Brown, Cape of Good Hope (until that vessel was lost in Mozambique channel)
14 May 185320 September 1856Commander in Express (until paying off at Plymouth), south-east coast of America
11 September 186323 November 1864Commander in Pelorus (from commissioning), East Indies and China
23 November 186430 January 1867Captain in Barrosa (until paying off at Sheerness), China
25 July 186720 August 1869Captain in Warrior, Channel squadron
1869 In command of three ships towing a floating dock from Madeira to Bermuda
23 August 186921 May 1874Captain in Excellent, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
1 February 1872 Commanded the naval brigade sent to the thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral, for the recovery from typhoid of the prince of Wales
June 1873 Captain in Monarch, temporarily commissioned
21 May 1874May 1878Director of Naval Ordinance
June 1878June 1879Second in command, Channel Squadron
1879 Member of the Committee on heavy ordinance
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