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William Hans Blake R.N.Explanation
Youngest son of Commander George Hans Blake, RN
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
23 March 1832 Born
27 January 1874 Died (at Cape Coast Castle, in command of Druid, and after being in command of the Naval Brigade during the Ashantee war of 1873-74)
 
DateRank
1846Entered Navy
2 September 1854Lieutenant
26 June 1860Commander
14 September 1867Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
2 September 1854June 1856Acting Lieutenant in Edinburgh, commanded by Richard Strode Hewlett, flagship of Rear-Admiral Henry Ducie Chads, the Baltic during the during the Russian War (and in command of a rocket boat during the bombardment of Sweaborg)
June 1856November 1857Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Thomas Maitland
November 1857 Lieutenant in Cambrian, commanded by James Johnstone McCleverty, East Indies and China (during the China war)
January 185926 June 1860Lieutenant in Niger, New Zealand (during the New Zealand War)
23 January 1863March 1865Commander in Alecto, south-east coast of America
7 April 1865May 1866Commander in Mutine (from commissioning at Woolwich), Pacific
12 June 186619 September 1867Commander in Falcon, Australia
28 March 187327 January 1874Captain in Druid, west coast of Africa (until he died)
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