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George Giffard R.N.Explanation
Third son of Sir Ambrose Hardinge Giffard, Chief Justice of Ceylon
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
9 September 1815 Born (Colombo)
1847 Married Magdalene Christian (died 1888), daughter of Robert Mushet, an official of the Royal Mint
29 May 1875 K.C,B, (Knight Commander of the Bath)
8 March 1895 Died (Redhill, Surrey)
 
DateRank
27 June 1827Entered Navy
30 October 1835Lieutenant
4 November 1840Commander
26 December 1845Captain
1 December 1858Retired Captain
3 December 1863Rear-Admiral
1 April 1870Retired Vice-Admiral
22 January 1877Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
1 November 1835 Lieutenant in Cruizer, commanded by William Alexander Willis, North America and West Indies
14 February 1838 Lieutenant in Medea, commanded by John Neale Nott, North America and West Indies
27 November 1839 Lieutenant in Cyclops, commanded by Horatio Thomas Austin, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
5 January 1843 Commander in Vixen, East Indies
1847 A relief commissioner in Donegal
30 August 18526 January 1853Captain in Termagant (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth), particular service
6 January 1853 Captain in Leopard, Mediterranean, then (1854) the Baltic (flagship of Rear-Admiral James Hanway Plumridge) and (1855) the Black Sea during the Russian War
29 July 18566 February 1858Captain in Princess Royal (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Mediterranean
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