Henry Mangles Denham R.N.
Henry Mangles Denham R.N.


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Henry Mangles Denham R.N.Explanation
Son of Henry Denham, of Sherborne, Dorsetshire
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
28 August 1800 Born (London)
18 November 1826 Married Isabella (1800-1865), daughter of Rev. Joseph Cole (1747-1826), of Carmarthen, Wales
28 February 1839 F.R.S. (Fellow of the Royal Society)
1866 Knighted (for his hydrographical services)
3 July 1887 Died (London)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
26 December 1822Lieutenant
20 March 1835Commander
17 August 1846Captain
5 March 1864Rear-Admiral
1 April 1866Retired Rear-Admiral
14 July 1871Retired Vice-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
12 October 182725 February 1828Lieutenant commander in Linnet (1817, survey cutter), surveying the coast of France
14 September 18281 April 1830Surveying the coast of Wales
2 April 183030 April 1830Additional lieutenant in St Vincent, commanded by Captain Edward Hawker, Portsmouth, but surveying on the west coast
1 May 183019 May 1831Additional lieutenant in Caledonia, commanded by Captain Richard Curry, Plymouth, but surveying on the west coast
20 May 183121 July 1831Additional lieutenant in Dublin, commanded by Captain Lord James Townshend, but presumably surveying
22 July 183127 September 1831Additional lieutenant in Arachne (1809, brig-sloop), commanded by Commander William Gapper Agar, but presumably surveying
28 September 18311 October 1831Additional lieutenant in Beagle, commanded by Commander Robert Fitzroy, fitting out for the voyage to South America (with Charles Darwin on bard as naturalist), but presumably surveying
2 October 18316 December 1831Additional lieutenant in ??? (illegible in service record), but presumably surveying
7 December 183119 March 1835Additional lieutenant in San Josef, commanded by Captain Gordon Thomas Falcon, Plymouth, but surveying on the west coast
15 January 184215 November 1843Commander (2ic) in Lucifer, commanded by Captain Frederick Willam Beechey, coast of Ireland, surveying
16 November 184329 July 1845Additional commander in Royal Sovereign, commanded by Captain Watkin Owen Pell, Pembroke, for Surveying Service
30 July 18451 December 1846Commander in Avon (until paying off at Woolwich), west coast of Africa
2 December 18463 February 1847Additional captain in William and Mary, commanded by Commodore James John Gordon Bremer, Woolwich
18 February 18521 June 1861Captain in Herald, Fiji islands
2 June 186131 December 1861Additional captain in Fisgard, commanded by Commodore Frederick William Erskine Nicolson, Woolwich, to complete charts


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