Charles Cooper Penrose Fitzgerald R.N.
Charles Cooper Penrose Fitzgerald R.N.


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Charles Cooper Penrose Fitzgerald R.N.Explanation
Son of Robert Uniacke Penrose (1800-1857)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
30 April 1841 Born (Corkbegg, Co. Cork, Ireland)
20 November 1882 Married Henreitta Elizabeth Lillias (1855-1942), daughter of Rev. Francis Hewson (1806-1889)
1896 Changed surname to Uniacke-Penrose-FitzGerald by Royal Licence
1900 Wrote 'Boat sailing and racing: Containing practical instructions for bending and setting sails, trimming, steering, and handling boats under all circumstances... hints on racing, with a view to winning'
11 August 1921 Died (Folkestone, Kent)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
11 May 1854Naval cadet
10 May 1856Midshipman
10 May 1860Mate
22 May 1861Lieutenant
24 July 1871Commander
19 March 1880Captain
20 February 1895Rear-Admiral
28 March 1901Vice-Admiral
20 February 1905Admiral
2 March 1905Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
11 May 18548 June 1854Naval cadet in Victory, commanded by Captain John Charles Dalrymple Hay, Portsmouth
23 June 185417 February 1856Naval cadet in Colossus, commanded by Captain Robert Spencer Robinson, North America and West Indies, then (1855) the Baltic during the Russian War
18 February 18569 May 1856Naval cadet in Royal George, commanded by Captain Robert Spencer Robinson, troop transport from the Crimea
10 May 185629 August 1856Midshipman in Royal George, commanded by Captain Robert Spencer Robinson, troop transport from the Crimea
30 August 18569 May 1860Midshipman in Retribution, commanded by Captain Charles Barker then Harry Edmond Edgell, East Indies and China (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War), until Barker was invalided
10 May 186022 December 1860Mate in Retribution, commanded by Harry Edmond Edgell, East Indies and China
23 December 186014 March 1861Mate in Excellent, commanded by Captain Richard Strode Hewlett, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
20 March 186121 May 1861Mate in Ariadne, commanded by Captain Edward Westby Vansittart, Mediterranean
27 May 186121 May 1864Lieutenant in Ariadne, commanded by Captain Edward Westby Vansittart, North America and West Indies
6 July 18649 July 1868Lieutenant in Cordelia, commanded by Commander John Binney Scott then Commander Thomas Alexis De Wahl then Commander Charles Parry, North America and West Indies
21 September 186827 October 1868Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Arthur William Acland Hood, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
28 October 186825 August 1871Lieutenant in Hercules, commanded by Captain Richard James Meade, Channel squadron
2 September 187120 May 1873Commander (2ic) in Agincourt, commanded by Captain Edward Stanley Adeane, Channel squadron, flagship of the second in command
2 June 187331 May 1876Commander (2ic) in Asia, commanded by Captain Viscount Gilford then Captain Charles Lodowick Darley Waddilove, Portsmouth (flag-ship of Admiral Superintendent) and captain of the Steam Reserve
17 January 18786 May 1880Commander in Rapid, Mediterranean
24 August 188016 November 1882Captain in Inconstant, flagship of Vice-Admiral Earl of Clanwilliam, Detached squadron.
24 August 188329 November 1885Assistant President of the Royal Naval College
30 November 188514 December 1885Additional captain in Royal Adelaide, commanded by Captain William Henry Cuming, Devonport, flag-ship of the Port Admiral, additional for Bellerophon
15 December 188520 October 1886Captain in Bellerophon, North America and West Indies
18 July 188919 September 1889Captain in Inflexible for manoeuvres
7 November 188927 January 1893Captain in Collingwood, Mediterranean
28 January 18934 July 1893Captain in Bellerophon, Superintendent of Pembroke dockyard
5 July 189323 March 1895Captain in Rupert, Superintendent of Pembroke dockyard
27 October 18973 February 1900Second-in-command, China station (flag in Edgar, then Grafton, then Barfleur)


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