Robert Gibson R.N.
Robert Gibson R.N.

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Robert Gibson R.N.Explanation
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16 January 1849Lieutenant
9 August 1858Commander
25 March 1863Captain
Date fromDate toService
24 December 1852 Lieutenant in Barracouta, commanded by George Parker, East Indies
27 November 1855 Lieutenant in Encounter, commanded by George William Douglas O'Callaghan, East Indies and China
14 April 1858 Lieutenant in Agamemnon, commanded by George William Preedy, laying the first Transatlantic cable (initiated 16 August 1858, but stopped working only a couple of weeks later)
18 June 1861 Commander (2ic) in Impérieuse, commanded by George Ommaney Willes, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Hope, China
1 October 186221 March 1863Acting Captain in Impérieuse (until paying off at Portsmouth), China
6 January 1864 Captain in Duncan, flagship of Vice-Admiral James Hope, North America and West Indies
15 April 18698 June 1869Captain in Cadmus (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness), for the Flying Squadron (but replaced by Barrosa, due to damage resulting from running aground on Salcombe Rocks on 4 June)
9 June 186924 November 1869Captain in Barrosa, 1869 Flying Squadron
24 November 1869 Captain in Liffey, 1869 Flying Squadron
6 September 1871 Captain in Minotaur, flagship of Rear-Admiral Geoffrey Thomas Phipps Hornby, Channel squadron

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