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Richard Saunders Dundas R.N.Explanation
Second son of Robert Saunders Dundas (1771-1851), second Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty 1812-1827 and 1828-1830
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
11 April 1802 Born
29 June 1841 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service in China
5 February 1856 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
3 June 1861 Died (London)
 
DateRank
15 June 1817Entered Navy
16 June 1821Lieutenant
23 June 1823Commander
17 July 1824Captain
4 July 1853Rear-Admiral
24 February 1858Vice-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
23 June 1823 Commander in Sparrowhawk, Halifax
13 September 1825 Captain in Volage, South America
12 March 1827October 1827Captain in Warspite, Australia
18281830Private Secretary to his father, Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty
20 November 1830December 1833Captain in Belvidera, Mediterranean, and off Portugal
1 September 18371841Captain in Melville, flagship of Rear-Admiral George Elliot, Cape of Good Hope, and later East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
January 1845January 1846Private Secretart to Lord Hadington, First Lord of the Admiralty
25 January 1848 Captain in Powerful (Portsmouth), Mediterranean
5 January 185310 February 1855Commissioner of the Admiralty (3rd Naval Lord)
19 February 18554 April 1856Commander-in-chief, the Baltic during the Russian War (flag in Duke of Wellington)
4 April 185623 March 1857Second-in-command, Mediterranean (flag in Duke of Wellington)
2 April 185715 June 1861Commissioner of the Admiralty (2rd, 1st, 2nd, 1st Naval Lord)
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