William Saltonstall Wiseman R.N.
William Saltonstall Wiseman R.N.

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William Saltonstall Wiseman R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of Captain Sir William Saltonstall Wiseman (1784-1845), Bart., R.N.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
4 August 1814 Born (Bombay - now Mumbai -, India)
25 October 1838 Married Charlotte Jane (1815-1891), daughter of Admiral Charles William Paterson (1756-1841), of East Cosham House, Hants
1 July 1845 Succeeded as 8th Baronet Wiseman of Canfield Hall, Essex
13 March 1867 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
14 July 1874 Died (Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA) while staying there under an assumed name
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
6 September 1827Entered Royal Naval College
28 June 1838Lieutenant
7 February 1846Commander
17 April 1854Captain
12 November 1869Rear-Admiral
1 April 1870Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
4 September 183318 November 1833Mate in Rattlesnake, commanded by Captain Charles Graham, (returned from) South America
21 November 18334 February 1837Mate in Sparrowhawk, commanded by Commander Charles Pearson, South America
10 March 183728 January 1838Mate in Britannia, commanded by Captain James Whitley Deans Dundas, flagship of Admiral Sir Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham, Portsmouth
29 January 18386 July 1838Mate in Partridge, commanded by Lieutenant commander William Morris, coast of Scotland
26 July 18389 April 1840Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Thomas Hastings, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
10 April 184016 August 1843Lieutenant in Vanguard, commanded by Captain David Dunn, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840), and off Lisbon
3 January 184418 February 1846Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Thomas Hastings then Captain Henry Ducie Chads, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
23 November 184618 February 1847Commander (2ic) in Vindictive, commanded by Captain Michael Seymour, flagship of Vice-Admiral Francis William Austen, North America and West Indies
15 January 185012 May 1854Commander (2ic) in Excellent, commanded by Henry Ducie Chads, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
1 August 1851October 1851Commander in Odin (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth), temporarily commissioned to convey Sir Hamilton Seymour, ambassador to the Russian court, to St Petersburg
11 August 185311 August 1853Commander in Stromboli, temporarily commissioned to convey guests at the 1853 royal review of the fleet prior to the outbreak of the Rusian ('Crimean') War
6 February 18558 July 1858Captain in Penelope, Cape of Good Hope
12 May 185921 April 1863Additional Captain in Excellent, commanded by Richard Strode Hewlett, gunnery ship, Portsmouth, for special service (vice-president of the Select Committee on Ordinance, Woolwich)
23 April 186320 February 1867Commodore in Curacoa (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth), Australian squadron (during the New Zealand War)

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