Charles David Lucas R.N.
Charles David Lucas R.N.

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Charles David Lucas R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
19 February 1834 Born ( Poyntzpass, County Armagh)
21 June 1854 While serving as Mate in Hecla, which ship was bombarding Bomarsund, a live shell landed on Hecla's deck, with its fuse still hissing. With great presence of mind Lucas ran forward and hurled the shell into the sea, where it exploded with a tremendous roar before it hit the water. For this he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
7 August 1914 Died (Great Culverden, Kent)
21 June 1854Lieutenant
19 February 1862Commander
25 October 1867Captain
1 October 1873Retired Captain
1 January 1886Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
(21 June 1854) Mate in Hecla, commanded by William Hutcheon Hall, the Baltic during the Russian War
18 August 1862 Commander (2ic) in Liffey, commanded by George Parker, Mediterranean
17 June 1867 Commander in Vixen, for comparative trials with Viper and Waterwitch

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