John Child Purvis R.N.
John Child Purvis R.N.

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John Child Purvis R.N.Explanation
Son of Rev Richard Fortescue Purvis (1789-1868)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1832 Born
1904 Died
28 June 1854Lieutenant
11 September 1865Commander
6 February 1872Captain
3 April 1888Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
25 July 1857 Lieutenant in Pylades, commanded by Michael De Courcy, East Indies and China, then Pacific
22 September 1862 Lieutenant in Phoebe, commanded by Thomas Dyce Acland Fortescue, Mediterranean
13 November 1869 Commander (2ic) in Duke of Wellington, commanded by George Hancock, Portsmouth, flagship of the port admiral
20 September 18763 July 1881Captain in Danae (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth), Cape of Good Hope, then (1879) Australia

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