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Henry Dundas Trotter R.N.Explanation
3rd son of Alexander Trotter (1755-1842) of Dreghorn.
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
19 September 1802 Born.
20 November 1835 Married Charlotte, 2nd daughter of late Major-General James Pringle, HEICS.
1843 Offered governorship of New Zealand turned down due to ill health.
1844 Offered command of an Arctic expedition turned down due to ill health.
1846 Offered command of the Indian navy turned down due to ill health.
18 July 1859 Died.
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DateRank
16 November 1815Entered Royal Naval Colle
March 1820Midshipman
9 January 1823Lieutenant
20 February 1826Commander
16 September 1835Captain
19 March 1857Retired Rear-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
17 February 1818 Volunteer in Ister, commanded by Thomas Forrest, Leith
May 1818 Serving in Eden, commanded by James Erskine Loch, East Indies
March 1821 Midshipman in Leander, flagship of Henry Blackwood, East Indies
February 1822 Midshipman in Curlew, commanded by Robert Graham Dunlop
July 1822 Acting Lieutenant in Leander, flagship of Henry Blackwood, East Indies
182? Lieutenant in Hussar, commanded by George Harris, West Indies
182? Serving in Rattlesnake, commanded by John Leith, West Indies
182? Serving in Bellette, commanded by Charles Croker, West Indies
20 February 1826 Commander in Britomart
22 July 1830June 1834Commander in Curlew, west coast of Africa
8 September 184012 November 1841Commander in Albert, west coast of Africa (in command of the 1841 Niger expedition), until invalided
21 June 18541857Commodore in Seringapatam, Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope (flag in Seringapatam)
1 January 18561 April 1857Commodore in Castor, Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope (flag in Castor)
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