Charles Johnstone R.N.
Charles Johnstone R.N.

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Charles Johnstone R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
8 October 1843 Born (Birmingham, England)
30 January 1878 Married Janet (1856-1923), daughter of George Schonswar, J.P., D.L. (1802-1859)
2 December 1927 Died (Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
August 1857Entered Navy
15 March 1865Lieutenant
9 August 1877Commander
21 November 1883Captain
19 October 1898Retired Captain
6 January 1899Retired Rear-Admiral
31 August 1903Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
17 April 186513 November 1867Lieutenant in Serpent, commanded by Charles James Bullock, China
14 November 186713 October 1869Lieutenant in Perseus, commanded by Commander Charles Edward Stevens, China
14 October 18698 December 1869Lieutenant in Royal Adelaide, commanded by Captain George William Preedy then Captain Trevenen Penrose Coode, Devonport, flag-ship of the Port Admiral
11 March 18706 June 1870Lieutenant in Queen Charlotte, commanded by Captain Henry Boys, gunnery ship, Portsmouth, for a short course on gunnery
23 October 187014 June 1873Lieutenant in Juno, commanded by Captain John Kennedy Erskine Baird, China
19 December 1873 Lieutenant and commander in Liberty, Devonport, tender to Ganges.
1 March 188011 October 1881Commander in Egeria, China
30 June 18821 February 1884Commander in Dryad (until paying off), East Indies (and senior officer at Tamatave, Madagascar, during the French attack of 1883; promoted to Captain for the tact and ability displayed in protecting British interests)
30 September 188430 June 1885Additionan captaqin in President, commanded by Commander Stuart Hamilton Rickman, drill ship for the Royal Naval Reserve, West India Docks, for study
21 September 18855 June 1889Captain in Volage, cruiser squadron
15 July 188918 September 1889Captain in Mercury, for the Naval Manoeuvres
20 August 18922 August 1894Captain in CamperdownExternal link, Mediterranean (in command on 22 June 1893 when Camperduin was in collision with - and sunk - VictoriaExternal link, after which the Admiralty felt bound 'to express their regret that he did not manifest the promptitude and decision demanded for the security of the ship under his command, and to diminish the risk of collision').
15 May 189619 October 1898Flag Captain of Devonport Naval Barracks

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