William Garnham Luard R.N.
William Garnham Luard R.N.

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William Garnham Luard R.N.Explanation
Eldest son of William Wright Luard (1786-1857)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
7 April 1820 Born (Witham, Essex)
7 April 1858 Married Charlotte (1835-1912) , third daughter of Rev. Henry Du Cane (1786-1855)
13 March 1867 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
November 1882November 1885President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
22 June 1897 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
19 May 1910 Died (at Witham, Essex, after a road accident)
1833Entered Royal Naval College
6 May 1841Lieutenant
29 September 1850Commander
11 March 1857Captain
1 January 1875Rear-Admiral
15 June 1879Vice-Admiral
31 March 1885Admiral
7 April 1885Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
20 November 1841 Lieutenant in Isis, commanded by John Marshall, Cape of Good Hope
7 April 1848 Lieutenant in Hastings, commanded by James William Morgan, East Indies
29 September 1850 Commander in Serpent, East Indies (2nd Burma war)
26 June 1854 Commander in Star, south-east coast of America
11 August 1855 Commander (2ic) in Indefatigable, commanded by Thomas Hope, flagship of Rear-Admiral William James Hope Johnstone, south-east coast of America
3 July 1860 Captain in Formidable, flagship of Vice-Admiral William James Hope Johnstone, Sheerness
24 November 186321 February 1866Captain in Conqueror (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness), China (including the bombardment of Simonoseki)
20 April 186619 March 1867Captain in Hector (until paying off at Portsmouth), Channel squardon
26 January 1869 Captain in Indus, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Robert Drummond, flag ship of the Admiral Superintendent, Devonport
May 1870January 1875Captain Superintendent of Sheerness dockyard
March 1878June 1879Superintendent of Malta dockyard
1879 Chairman of the Committee to investigate the bursting of a 38 ton gun on Thunderer, 2 January 1879
1881 Chairman of the Committee to consider the question of gas explosions in coal bunkers

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