Robert Dawes Aldrich R.N.
Robert Dawes Aldrich R.N.

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Robert Dawes Aldrich R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1808 Born
2 June 1891 Died (Croydon)
22 January 1824Entered Navy
7 March 1842Lieutenant
11 October 1851Commander
31 July 1860Retired Captain1)
31 December 1876Retired Rear Admiral
23 November 1881Retired Vice Admiral
24 May 1887Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
7 January 18421 August 1842Lieutenant in Winchester, commanded by Charles Eden, flagship of Rear-Admiral Josceline Percy, Cape of Good Hoop
6 April 18465 May 1847Lieutenant in Apollo, commanded by William Radcliffe
5 May 18473 February 1849Lieutenant in Howe, commanded by James Stirling, Mediterranean, until invalided
28 February 185011 October 1851Lieutenant in Resolute, commanded by Horatio Thomas Austinin command of squadron (together with Assistance, Erasmus Ommanney, and two steam tenders) in search of Sir John Franklin. He was away, laying out a depôt on Sumerville Island, from 2 to 5 October 1850. In the spring, starting 15 April 1851, he was away 62 days, went over 550 miles, average rate 9½ miles a day.
11 March 185212 March 1856Coast guard, Banff, then Sheerness
12 March 18561 March 1859Commander (2ic) in Waterloo, commanded by Frederick Herbert Kerr, flagship of Vice-Admiral William Gordon, Sheerness
1 March 18591 November 1859Commander (2ic) in Queen Charlotte, commanded by Henry Harvey, flagship of Vice-Admiral Edward Harvey, Sheerness
1 November 18596 June 1860Commander (2ic) in Madagascar, commanded by Richard Dunning White, Rio de Janeiro (appointed, but unclear if actually serving)
1)Reserved half-pay

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