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John Dobree McCrea R.N.

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John Dobree McCrea R.N.Explanation
Son of Rear-Admiral Robert Coutart McCrea (1793-1875)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
26 March 1829 Born (Carbeal, Torpoint, Cornwall)
9 May 1857 Married Marianne Watson (1833-1892), daughter of John Anderson (b 1798)
19 March 1883 Died (Portsea, Hampshire)
 
DateRank
6 September 1848Mate
2 September 1850Lieutenant
10 May 1856Commander
15 April 1862Captain
30 December 1877Rear-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
6 September 184810 May 1849Mate in Excellent, commanded by Captain Henry Ducie Chads, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
11 May 184922 June 1850Mate in Caledonia, commanded by Captain Thomas Wren Carter, Mediterranean
23 June 18503 September 1850Mate in Victoria and Albert, commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence, Portsmouth
17 February 18515 May 1854Lieutenant in Alecto, commanded by Stephen Smith Lowther Crofton, west coast of Africa
6 May 185423 February 1855Lieutenant in Penelope, commanded by Captain James Crawford Caffin, the Baltic during the Russian War. Present at the reduction of Bomarsund (Clowes, VI, 424: 'On the 10th [Aug 1854] while passing the fortress, the Penelope, 16, paddle, Captain James Crawford Caffin, went ashore under the enemy's fire, and had to throw her guns overboard ere, much mauled by the enemy's red-hot shot, she could be floated off. She was struk 21 times, and had 2 men killed and 3 wounded... Happily no blame was attributed to Captain Caffin'.
24 February 185512 May 1856Lieutenant in Hastings, commanded by Captain James Crawford Caffin, the Baltic during the Russian War
23 May 185613 September 1856Commander (2ic) in Algiers, commanded by Commodore Henry John Codrington, in charge of a flotilla of gunboats
3 February 185911 September 1860Commander (2ic) in St Jean d'Acre, commanded by Thomas Pickering Thompson, Mediterranean
12 September 18602 November 1860Acting captain in St Jean d'Acre, Mediterranean
3 November 186023 August 1861Commander (2ic) in St Jean d'Acre, commanded by Captain Charles Gilbert John Brydone Elliot, Mediterranean
24 August 186113 September 1861Acting captain in St Jean d'Acre (until paying off at Plymouth), Mediterranean
9 December 186128 June 1862Commander in Devastation (from commissioning at Woolwich), Pacific
23 November 186725 August 1869Captain in Favorite, North America and West Indes
25 February 187120 October 1871Captain in Prince Consort, Mediterranean
10 November 187111 March 1873Captain in Bellerophon, Channel squadron
12 March 187331 December 1873Captain in Triumph, Channel squadron
7 January 187426 October 1874Naval Offcier in Charge, Gibraltar, flag in Pigeon
27 October 187428 January 1878Naval Offcier in Charge, Gibraltar, flag in Express
1 May 188219 March 1883Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard, flag in Asia (until he died)
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