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Rundle Burges Watson R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of Captain Joshua Rowley Watson (1772-1810).
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1809 Born
24 December 1842 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service in China
1 February 1845 Married Helen, second daughter of John Bettington of Pittville
May 18565 July 1860Naval aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria (until de died)
5 July 1860 Died (while serving as Superintendent of Sheerness Dockyard)
 
DateRank
1 November 1821Entered Navy
7 October 1829Lieutenant
6 May 1841Commander
23 December 1842Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
16 October 1841 Commander in Modeste, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
28 February 1846October 1849Captain in Brilliant, Cape of Good Hope
17 December 18525 February 1857Captain in ImpĂ©rieuse (from commissioning at Woolwich until paying off at Portsmouth), Woolwich, then Portsmouth, then North America and West Indies, then (from 1854, as senior frigate captain) in the Baltic during the Russian War, then (March 1856, after leading the 1856 'advanced squadron' to the Baltic) North America
21 July 1857 Commodore in Chesapeake (from commissioning at Chatham), East Indies and China
3 June 18595 July 1860Superintendent of Sheerness Dockyard (until he died)
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