Francis Richard Blackburne R.N.
Francis Richard Blackburne R.N.

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Francis Richard Blackburne R.N.Explanation
Son of Rev. Thomas Blackburne (1790-1847)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1835 Born (Eccles, Lancashire, England)
5 October 1902 Died (Bampton, Oxfordshire, England)
25 May 1857Lieutenant
25 October 1867Commander
25 August 1877Captain
21 February 1890Retired Captain
20 February 1892Retired Rear-Admiral
29 November 1895Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
24 March 185621 August 1856Mate in Hannibal, commanded by Captain John Charles Dalrymple Hay, Black Sea during the Russian War, then Mediterranean
22 August 185614 March 1857Act. Lieutenant commander in Cracker, tender to Royal Albert
22 November 185721 January 1862Lieutenant in Racoon, commanded by James Aylmer Dorset Paynter then Captain William Charles Chamberlain, Channel squadron then Mediterranean
25 February 186225 October 1865Lieutenant in Styx, commanded by Commander Hon. William John Ward, North America and West Indies
24 January 18661 March 1868Lieutenant in Topaze, commanded by William Montagu Dowell then Commodore Richard Ashmore Powell, Pacific
17 August 18708 June 1872Commander (2ic) in Trafalgar, commanded by Captain Thomas Bridgeman Lethbridge, seagoing naval cadet training ship
26 September 187217 April 1875Commander (2ic) in Swiftsure, commanded by Captain Hon. William John Ward then Captain John Kennedy Erskine Baird, home waters, then the Mediterranean
1 June 187527 September 1877Commander (2ic) in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Captain Francis William Sullivan then Walter Cecil Talbot, flagship of the port admiral, Portsmouth
2 July 1879 Senior torpedo class on Vernon
12 September 188211 September 1886Captain in HeroineExternal link, Pacific
1 November 188628 February 1889Captain in Shannon, Ship of First Reserve, Coastguard, Greenock (with summer cruises in July-August of 1887 and 1888)

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