Rochfort Maguire R.N.
Rochfort Maguire R.N.

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Rochfort Maguire R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
18 June 1815 Co. Westmeath, Ireland
29 June 1867 Died (at Haslar Hospital)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
12 November 1830Entered Navy
28 September 1840Lieutenant
11 July 1851Commander
25 April 1855Captain
Date fromDate toService
23 January 184122 May 1844Lieutenant in Vernon, commanded by Captain William Walpole, Mediterranean
30 November 18449 December 1844Additional Lieutenant in Daedalus, commanded by Captain Peter McQuhae, on passage to the East Indies
10 December 184429 December 1844Additional Lieutenant in Cruizer, commanded by Commander Edward Gennys Fanshawe, East Indies
30 December 184411 February 1845Sub-Lieutenant in Caledonia, commanded by Captain Alexander Milne1844 experimental squadron
12 February 184516 June 1851Lieutenant in Herald, commanded by Henry Kellett, Pacific, conducting (together with Pandora, James Wood) a preliminary survey of the British Columbia coast following the Oregon boundary dispute with the United States
1 February 185225 April 1855Commander in Plover, particular service, in the Bearing Strait in search of Sir John Franklin's expedition
30 June 185815 February 1859Captain in Sans Pareil (until paying off at Plymouth), East Indies and China
23 June 185916 May 1861Captain in Imp?rieuse, flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones, East Indies and China
17 May 186117 October 1861Captain in Chesapeake (until paying off at Sheerness), flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones, returning from East Indies
19 May 186223 January 1866Captain in Galatea (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth), Channel sqadron, then West Indies
12 April 186622 May 1866Captain in Challenger (from commissioning at Sheerness), outbound to Australia
23 May 186613 April 1867Commodore in Challenger, Australian squadron (until Maguire invalided)
19 June 1867 Arrived at Southampton in very poor health

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