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Hugh Talbot Burgoyne R.N.Explanation
Only son of Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne (1782-1871)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1833 Born (Dublin)
29 May 1855 In the Sea of Azov, when serving in Swallow during the Russian War, he volunteered to land (with lieutenant Cecil William Buckley of Miranda and gunner John Robarts of Ardent) at a beach where the Russian army were in strength. They were out of covering gunshot range of the ships offshore and met considerable enemy opposition, but managed to set fire to corn stores and ammunition dumps and destroy enemy equipment. For this he was later awarded the Victoria Cross.
1864 Married Evelyn Laura, daughter of Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake Walker
7 September 1870 Died (when in command of Cowper Phipps Coles' revolutionary masted turret ship, Captain, which capsized off Cape Finisterre during a gale)
 
DateRank
1847Entered Navy
11 January 1854Lieutenant
10 May 1856Commander
15 May 1861Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
20 March 1854 Lieutenant in Boscawen, the Baltic during the Russian War
16 September 1854 Lieutenant in Swallow, commanded by Frederick Augustus Buchanan Craufurd, Black Sea during the Russian War
15 June 1855 Lieutenant commander in Wrangler, Black Sea during the Russian War
(16 July 1855) Lieutenant commander in Grinder, Black Sea during the Russian War
16 July 1857 Commander (2ic) in Ganges, commanded by John Fulford, flagship of Rear-Admiral Robert Lambert Baynes, Pacific
March 1863 Second in command (in the screw sloop Pekin, ex-Mohawk) of Sherard Osborn's Chinese squodron
27 September 186527 October 1867Captain in Wivern (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Channel squadron
27 October 186724 December 1868Captain in Constance (until paying off at Plymouth), North America and West Indies
30 April 18707 September 1870Captain in Captain, until the ship capsized in a gale whilst cruising off of Cape Finisterre, with the loss of about 480 lives
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