Pelham Aldrich R.N.
Pelham Aldrich R.N.

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Pelham Aldrich R.N.Explanation
Son of Dr Pelham Aldrich of Mildenhall, Suffolk
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
8 December 1844 Born
1875 Married Edith Caroline, daughter of Wootton Issacson, of Huntington
22 August 1902 C.V.O. (Commander of the Royal Victorian Order)
12 November 1930 Died (Great Bealings, Suffolk)
The crinoid (feather star, related to sea urchins) Bathycrinus aldrichianus was named after him by Sir Charles Wyville Thomson, scientific leader of the Challenger expedition
June 1859Entered Navy
11 September 1866Lieutenant
3 November 1876Commander
29 June 1883Captain
21 December 1898Rear-Admiral
17 August 1903Vice-Admiral
1 March 1907Admiral
22 March 1908Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
26 September 1866 Lieutenant in Scout, commanded by John Adolphus Pope Price, Pacific
18 December 1869 Additional Lieutenant in Lord Warden, commanded by Thomas Brandreth, flagship of Admiral Alexander Milne, Mediterranean
15 November 18721875Lieutenant in Challenger, commanded by George Strong Nares, Admiralty-Royal Society round-the-world oceanographic expedition
15 April 18751876Lieutenant in Alert, commanded by George Strong Nares, British Artic Expedition (commanded the Western Sledge Party to Ellesmere Island)
27 November 187717 November 1880Commander in Sylvia (until paying off at Sheerness), surveying, China
1 January 18806 April 1883Commander in Fawn (until paying off), surveying, Mediterranean
8 April 1884 Captain in Sylvia, surveying, Cape of Good Hope, then Gibraltar
1886 Captain in Egeria, surveying, Australia
(1891)1891Captain in Research, surveying
1893 Captain in Hawke, Mediterranean
1896 Inspecting Captain of Boys Training Ships
1 September 189931 August 1902Admiral Superintendent of Portsmouth dockyard

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