Edward Gennys Fanshawe R.N.
Edward Gennys Fanshawe R.N.

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Edward Gennys Fanshawe R.N.Explanation
Son of General Edward Fanshawe (1786-1858), Corps of Royal Engineers, and nephew of Arthur Fanshawe R.N.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
27 November 1814 Born (Stoke Damerel, Devon)
6 May 1843 Married Jane (1815-1900) , daughter of John Cardwell (1781-1831), and sister of Edward (1813-1886, afterwards 1st Viscount) Cardwell
20 May 1871 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
24 May 1881 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
21 June 1887 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
21 October 1906 Died (Cromwell Road, London)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
18 December 1828Entered Navy
15 August 1835Lieutenant
28 August 1841Commander
7 September 1845Captain
3 November 1863Rear-Admiral
1 April 1870Vice-Admiral
18 June 1876Admiral
27 November 1879Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
2 December 18334 December 1833Midshipman in Melville
5 December 183331 July 1835Mate in Melville
19 November 18358 February 1836Lieutenant in Hastings, commanded by Captain Henry Shiffner, Lisbon
9 February 183631 December 1837Lieutenant in Magicienne, commanded by Captain William St. John Mildmay, Lisbon
9 January 183816 November 1838Lieutenant in Victory, Acting Flag-Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Hon. Duncombe Pleydell Bouverie, Admiral-Superintendent at Portsmouth
17 November 18381 November 1841Lieutenant in Daphne, commanded by Captain John Windham Dalling, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
7 September 184424 June 1846Commander in Cruizer, East Indies
26 October 184814 August 1852Captain in Daphne (from commissioning at Chatham), Pacific
16 August 185428 August 1855Captain in Cossack (from commissioning at Chatham), the Baltic during the Russian War
29 August 185514 May 1856Captain in Hastings (until paying off at Portsmouth), the Baltic during the Russian War, then Queenstown
15 May 18566 July 1858Captain in Centurion, Mediterranean (until Fanshawe was invalided)
7 June 185916 April 1861Captain in Trafalgar (from commissioning at Sheerness), Channel squadron
17 April 186118 November 1863Captain in Wellesley, Chatham, Guard Ship of Ordinary, and Training Ship (and Captain-Superintendent of Chatham dockyard)
25 March 186513 July 1866Commissioner of the Admiralty (3rd Naval Lord)
23 May 18688 June 1870Superintendent of Malta Dockyard, flag in Hibernia
16 September 18704 January 1874Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies, flag in Royal Alfred
1 February 187628 February 1878President of the (reconstituted) Royal Naval College
1 March 187827 November 1879Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth, flag in Duke of Wellington

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