Benjamin Pentland Priest R.N.
Benjamin Pentland Priest R.N.

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Benjamin Pentland Priest R.N.Explanation
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13 December 1827Entered Navy
24 March 1842Lieutenant
29 June 1854Commander
Date fromDate toService
24 March 184223 December 1844Additional Lieutenant in Dublin, commanded by John Jervis Tucker, flagship of Rear-Admiral Richard Thomas, Pacific
23 December 18441845Lieutenant in Carysfort, commanded by George Paulet, Pacific
25 November 1845 Lieutenant in Grampus, commanded by Henry Byam Martin, Pacific
25 September 184725 March 1848Lieutenant in Carysfort, commanded by George Henry Seymour, Pacific
13 March 1849 Lieutenant in Arrogant, commanded by Robert Fitzroy, Portsmouth, then Lisbon
(17 November 1853)29 June 1854Lieutenant in Leopard, commanded by George Giffard, Mediterranean, then the Baltic (flagship of Rear-Admiral James Hanway Plumridge) during the Russian War (until promoted for his gallantry in directing the boat operations of the first assault of Bomersund)
August 185423 November 1854Commander in Salamander (until paying off at Portsmouth), Mediterranean
5 January 18551 September 1856Commander in Himalaya
6 March 185731 March 1857Captain in Himalaya
1 January 1858 Additional Commander in Saturn, commanded by George Ramsay for Packet Service at Holyhead
1 January 1863 Additional Commander in Saturn, commanded by William Loring, for Packet Service at Holyhead, and as Queen's Harbour Master

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