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John Fiot Lee Pearse Maclear R.N.Explanation
Eighth of 11 children of Sir Thomas Maclear (1794-1879)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
27 June 1838 Born (Capre Town)
4 June 1878 Married Julia, daughter of Sir John F. W. Herschel
17 July 1907 Died (Niagara Falls)
 
DateRank
1851Entered Navy
19 May 1859Lieutenant
14 August 1868Commander
13 October 1876Captain
20 June 1891Rear-Admiral
1 August 1891Retired Rear-Admiral
23 August 1897Retired Vice-Admiral
21 January 1903Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
1859 Lieutenant in Sphinx, China
12 February 1863 Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Astley Cooper Key, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
13 February 186414 August 1867Lieutenant in Princess Royal, commanded by William Gore Jones, flagship of Rear-Admiral George St Vincent King, China
30 October 1867 Lieutenant in Octavia, commanded by Leopold George Heath, East Indies
15 November 187211 December 1874Commander (2ic) in Challenger, commanded by George Strong Nares, Admiralty-Royal Society round-the-world oceanographic expedition
11 December 187412 June 1876Commander (2ic) in Challenger, Admiralty-Royal Society round-the-world oceanographic expedition
12 March 187920 September 1882Captain in Alert (until paying off at Sheerness), Pacific, employed surveying Canadian and Australian waters
12 October 188318 June 1887Captain in Flying Fish (from commissioning at Hong Kong until paying off at Sheerness), surveying on the China station
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