Llewellyn Styles Dawson R.N.
Llewellyn Styles Dawson R.N.

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Llewellyn Styles Dawson R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1885 Wrote 'Memoirs of Hydrography: including Brief Biographes of the Principal Officers who have Served in H.M. Naval Surveying Service between the years 1750 and 1885' External link.
September 1861Entered Navy
12 October 1869Lieutenant
30 June 1882Commander
Date fromDate toService
February 1872 The Royal Geographical Society, still unaware that the American journalist Henry Morton Stanley had already 'found' the reportedly lost explorer David Livingstone, organised a Search and Relief Expedition, led by Dawson. Two months later, the expedition arrived in Zanzibar, where their ship was caught in the hurricane of 15 April. A few weeks later Stanley arrived at Bagamoyo, where he met Dawson and told him that Livingstone was safe and would be arriving after a few more months, whereupon Dawson cancelled the Search and Relief Expedition and returned to London.
15 September 1873 Additional Lieutenant in Pearl, commanded by James Graham Goodenough, Australia, for surveying duties
1 September 1876 Additional Lieutenant in Fisgard, for surveying service
8 September 1881 Additional Lieutenant in Euryalus, for service with the India Marine Survey
28 October 188522 February 1889Commander in Sylvia (until paying off at Sheerness), Mediterranean
19 March 188931 July 1891Commander in Rambler (until paying off), surveying, China
7 July 1891 Commander (2ic) in Audacious, commanded by Arthur C.H. Paget, coast guard, Humber
1 January 1894 Coast guard, Berwick
1895 Surveying the principal ports of Western Australia

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