William Farquharson Burnett R.N.
William Farquharson Burnett R.N.

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William Farquharson Burnett R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
7 February 1863 Died (drowned when Orpheus was wrecked on the bar of Manukau harbour, west coast of New Zealand)
28 June 1838Lieutenant
9 November 1846Commander
13 November 1854Captain
Date fromDate toService
3 July 1852 Commander (2ic) in Queen, commanded by Frederick Thomas Michell, Devonport
26 November 1855 Additional Captain in Fisgard, flagship of Commodore John Shepherd [b], Woolwich, as principal Agent for Transports
20 January 18581 November 1859Captain in Tortoise, storeship, Ascension (Burnett was also Governor of Ascension)
1 November 1859July 1861Captain in Maeander, storeship, Ascension
25 October 18617 February 1863Captain in Orpheus (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Australia (and from 21 July 1862, Commodore on that station), until wrecked on the bar of Manukau harbour, west coast of New Zealand: 189 lives (including that of Commodore Burnett) lost and 70 saved

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