Prescot William Stephens R.N.
Prescot William Stephens R.N.

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Prescot William Stephens R.N.Explanation
Son of Rev. Richard Stephens (1785-1871)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
11 December 1835 Born (Belgrave, Leicestershire, England)
20 May 1869 Married Alice Lettice (1841-1931), daughter of Frederick Marriott (1805-1884)
12 August 1882 Died (at Callao, of diththeria, whilst in command of Thetis)
6 February 1856Mate
30 August 1856Lieutenant
25 October 1867Commander
31 March 1874Captain
Date fromDate toService
6 February 185617 February 1856Mate in Cossack, commanded by Captain William Rae Rolland, Mediterranean
18 February 185623 July 1856Mate in Mohawk, commanded by Commander Francis Arden Close, including 1856 'Grand Naval Review'
24 July 185629 August 1856Mate in Victoria and Albert, commanded by Captain Joseph Denman, Portsmouth
13 November 185710 April 1859Lieutenant in Lyra, commanded by Commander Radulphus Bryce Oldfield, Cape of Good Hope
11 July 18591 December 1860Lieutenant in Vulcan, commanded by Captain Augustus Chetham-Strode, East Indies and China
2 December 186011 June 1864Lieutenant in Centaur, commanded by Commander Elphinstone D'Oyly D'Auvergne Aplin then Commander John Eglinton Montgomerie then Lieutenant commander John Zell Creasy, East Indies and China (including British involvement in Taiping rebellion)
23 July 186431 October 1867Lieutenant in Urgent, commanded by Captain Samuel Hood Henderson, particular service
21 May 18718 June 1874Commander in Bittern, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa
13 May 187912 August 1882Captain in Thetis (from commissioning at Plymouth), Pacific (until he died)

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