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George Sprigg R.N.Explanation
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1867 Died
 
DateRank
22 November 1825Entered Navy
24 May 1839Lieutenant
19 December 1844Commander
1 July 1864Retired Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
4 July 1839 Additional Lieutenant in Melville, commanded by Richard Saunders Dundas, flagship of Rear-Admiral George Elliot, Capeo of Good Hope
15 December 183920 August 1842Lieutenant commander in Brisk, South America
16 September 184310 February 1844Lieutenant commander in Curlew (until paying off at Portsmouth), South America
3 February 18468 September 1848Commander in Ferret (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Plymouth), west coast of Africa (In January 1849 Sprigg was court-martialled after being charged by commodore Sir Charles Hotham, Penelope, of putting 11 men from the crew of the captured Brazilian schooner Castro III into a boat without adequate provisions "in a cruel and oppressive manner, unbecoming the character of an officer in Her Majesty's navy". The charge was considered only partially proved and Sprigg was "reprimanded and admonished to be more circumspect in future".
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