Richard Purvis R.N.
Richard Purvis R.N.

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Richard Purvis R.N.Explanation
Second and joungest son of Rear-Admiral John Brett Purvis (born 1787)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1875 Died
29 June 1846Lieutenant
6 January 1849Commander
11 March 1857Captain
1 October 1873Retired Captain
1 January 1875Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
7 July 1846 Additional Lieutenant in Vindictive, commanded by Michael Seymour, flagship of Vice-Admiral Francis William Austen, North America and West Indies
20 February 1847 Lieutenant in America, commanded by Thomas Maitland, coast of Portugal
12 October 1847 Lieutenant in Penelope, commanded by Lewis Tobias Jones, flagship of Commodore Charles Hotham, west coast of Africa (from 20 December 1847 as flag-lieutenant)
20 December 185226 August 1856Commander in Argus (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Sheerness), North America and West Indies
27 October 186614 November 1866Captain in Satellite (from commissioning at Plymouth), Plymouth
3 November 18666 May 1870Captain in Racoon (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Bermuda), Cape of Good Hope, then North America and West Indies

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