David Spain R.N.
David Spain R.N.

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David Spain R.N.Explanation
Son of William Spain (1803-1876)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
19 February 1827 Born (Fareham, Hampshire, England)
7 August 1856 Married Constance Mary (1835-1920), daughter of Stokeham Huthwaite
14 January 1905 Died (Bournemouth, Dorset, England)
12 October 1847Mate
25 November 1847Lieutenant
10 May 1856Commander
27 January 1862Captain
Date fromDate toService
12 October 184724 October 1847Mate in Excellent, commanded by Captain Henry Ducie Chads, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
7 January 184818 December 1851Lieutenant in Havannah, commanded by Captain John Elphinstone Erskine, East Indies, then senior officer on Australia station
18 June 18521 December 1852Lieutenant in Infernal, commanded by Commander Frederick Archibald Campbell, North America and West Indies
2 December 18529 December 1852Additional Lieutenant in Waterloo, commanded by Captain Montagu Stopford, Sheerness, attending a court-martial
16 March 1855 Lieutenant and commander in Thistle, the Baltic (as tender to Royal George) during the Russian War
26 February 1859 Commander in Recruit, Mediterranean
1 October 18705 July 1871Captain in Audacious, ship of First Reserve, Kingstown, Ireland
6 July 187121 October 1873Captain in Vanguard, ship of First Reserve, Kingstown, Ireland
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Mo 6 December 1852Her Majesty's paddlewheel steam-vessel Adder, Mr. James Watt in charge, arrived from Chatham yesterday at 8 30 a.m. with officers ordered to attend the court-martial on several of the officers of the Rosamond.
Sa 11 December 1852At a late hour yesterday afternoon orders were received from the Admiralty to liberate from arrest, on board the Waterloo, flag ship, Mr. John Forbes, late surgeon of the Rosamond, under orders to be tried by a court-martial, on charges preferred against him by his late commanding officer, Lieutenant Crauford, and to discharge the witnesses summoned to give evidence on the part of the prosecution. It is stated that owing to some irregularity in the proceedings of the court-martial holden on Lieutenant Godfrey Taylor, and Mr. George D. Gordon, clerk, both of the Rosamond, the sentences on those officers have been annulled.

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