Frederick Edwyn Forbes R.N.
Frederick Edwyn Forbes R.N.

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Frederick Edwyn Forbes R.N.Explanation
Son of Retired Captain Jorn Forbes RN
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
3 April 1819 Born
1851 Died
Literature: Myers, Walter Dean. 'At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England', New York, 1999.
14 August 1833Entered Navy
29 August 1843Lieutenant
Date fromDate toService
7 September 1843 Lieutenant in Serpent, commanded by William Nevill, East Indies
2 July 1844 Lieutenant in Wolf, commanded by George Evan Davis, East Indies
15 January 1845 Lieutenant in Wolf, commanded by James Alexander Gordon, East Indies
19 October 1846 Lieutenant in Penelope, commanded by Henry Wells Giffard, flagship of Commodore Charles Hotham, west coast of Africa
24 May 1847 Lieutenant and commander in Bonetta, west coast of Africa (during which Forbes rescued 'Sarah Forbes Bonetta' 1843?-1880, a Dahomian princess, from sacrificial death. Queen Victoria took a close interest in Sarah's future and even became god-mother to her daughter)

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