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Benjamin Spencer Pickard R.N.Explanation
Son of James Pickard (born 1781)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
31 January 1822 Born (Birmingham)
1850 Married Mary Anne Annette (born 1828), daughter of Commander Thomas Delafons RN (1772-1847) in East Stonehouse, Devon
12 August 1890 Died (Lee, Kent)
 
DateRank
10 August 1843Lieutenant
2 March 1858Commander
12 December 1863Captain
7 March 1875Retired Captain
2 March 1879Retired Rear-Admiral
1 July 1885Retired Vice-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
9 May 184020 February 1841Midshipman in Wanderer, commanded by Joseph Denman, west coast of Africa
17 June 1848 Lieutenant in Ranger, commanded by Charles Frankland Newland, west coast of Africa
6 April 1857 Lieutenant in Cumberland, commanded by John Bourmaster Dickson, flagship of Rear-Admiral Provo William Parry Wallis, south-east coast of America
10 August 185811 November 1859Commander (2ic) in Victor Emanuel, commanded by James Willcox, Channel squadron
11 November 1859 Commander (2ic) in Victor Emanuel, commanded by William John Cavendish Clifford, Mediterranean
27 November 1863 Commander (2ic) in Meeanee, commanded by George Wodehouse, Mediterranean
12 November 1866 Captain in Jumna
20 February 187221 August 1872Captain in Aurora (from commissioning at Plymouth), sea-going training ship for boys
22 August 187217 February 1875Captain in Revenge, flagship of Rear-Admiral Edmund Heathcote, flagship of the Port Admiral, Queenstown, replacing Mersey (and in January 1874 to take out Vice-Admiral James Robert Drummond, Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean, and replacement crews for several ships on that station, and to bring home Vice-Admiral Hastings Reginald Yelverton and the superceded crews)
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