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Erasmus Ommanney R.N.Explanation
Seventh son, in a family of eight sons and three daughters, of Sir Francis Molyneux Ommanney (1774?-1840), a naval agent and (1818-1826) MP for Barnstaple
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
22 May 1814 Born (London)
27 February 1833 Married, firstly, Amelia Mary (died 1857), eldest daughter of Samuel Smith, of H.M. Dockyard, Malta
4 June 1848 F.R.S. (Fellow of the Royal Society)
1862 Married, secondly, Mary (died 1 September 1906), daughter of Thomas A. Stone of Curzon Street, London
March 1867 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
1877 Knighted for his scientific work in the Arctic
1902 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
21 December 1904 Died (St Michael's vicarage, Southsea, Hampshire)
 
DateRank
15 July 1826Entered Navy
10 December 1835Lieutenant
9 October 1840Commander
9 November 1846Captain
12 November 1864Rear-Admiral
14 July 1871Vice-Admiral
1 January 1875Retired Vice-Admiral
1 August 1877Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
20 December 1835 Lieutenant in Cove, transport, commanded by James Clark Ross, ordered to Baffin's Bay to release a number of whalers caught in the ice
7 October 1836 Lieutenant in Pique, commanded by Henry John Rous, Lisbon
18 October 18371840Lieutenant in Donegal, commanded by John Drake, flag-lieutenant to his uncle, Sir John Acworth Ommanney, Lisbon and the Mediterranean
23 August 18411844Commander in Vesuvius, Mediterranean
18471848Carrying into effect relief measures and the new poor law during the famine in Ireland
28 February 18509 October 1851Captain in Assistance, in Horatio Thomas Austen's squadron in search of Sir John Franklin
December 18514 April 1854Deputy controller-general of the coastguard
4 April 18543 January 1855Captain in Eurydice, White Sea (during the Russian War, together with Miranda, Edmund Moubray Lyons, and Brisk, Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour), then (November 1854) North America and West Indies
14 February 185519 May 1856Captain in Hawke (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness), the Baltic, as senior officer in the Gulf of Riga during the Russian War, and then at Falmouth
22 October 18572 March 1860Captain in Brunswick (until paying off at Plymouth), West Indies (senior officer at Col√≥n when the filibuster William Walker attempted to invade Nicaragua), then (1858) the Channel, and then (1859) the Mediterranean
186212 November 1864Captain superintendent of Gibraltar dockyard
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