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John Halliday Cave R.N.Explanation
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
29 May 1875 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
 
DateRank
1848Lieutenant
29 September 1855Commander
5 March 1863Captain
30 December 1878Retired Rear-Admiral
30 October 1884Retired Vice-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
12 November 18577 April 1859Commander in Ardent (from commissioning at Woolwich until paying off at Woolwich), west coast of Africa1)
30 December 1860 Commander in Styx, North America and West Indies
1)After returning from tjhe coast Commander Cave and the Master, George P heather, were tried by Court-Martial because Ardent had ran aground off Great Poko on 24 December 1858. They were sentenced to be repromanded and admonsihed to be more careful in future. Upon docking Ardent was found to be quite severely damaged.
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