Admiral robert Stopford

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Admiral robert Stopford

Admiral Robert Stopford




Robert Stopford is Born

Feb 05, 1768

Robert Stopford is born

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Location: Portsmouth



Robert Stopford joins the Royal Navy

1780

Robert Stopford joins the Royal Navy

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Location: Portsmouth



Robert Stopford Promoted to Lieutenant

1785

Robert Stopford is commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy is commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy

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Location: Portsmouth



Robert Stopford Promoted to Captain

Dec 1789

Robert Stopford is appointed Captain fo HMS Ferret

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Location: Portsmouth



Robert Stopford Marries

1809

Robert Stopford marries Mary Fanshawe

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Location: Portsmouth



Robert Stopford Becomes C in C

1827

Robert Stopford is made the Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth

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Location: Portsmouth



Robert Stopford is Promoted to Rear-Admiral

1834

Robert Stopford is promoted to Rear-Admiral

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Location: Portsmouth



Sir Robert Stopford Sends Charles Napier to Syria

Jun 1840

Admiral Sir Robert Stopford sends Charles Napier with a squadron to Syria. He was ordered to head to Beirut in order to force the Egyptians to withdraw.

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Location: Syria



Convention of London

Jul 15, 1840

Great Powers offered Muhammad Ali and his heirs permanent control over Egypt, Sudan, and the Eyalet of Acre, provided that these territories would nominally remain part of the Ottoman Empire. However, this treaty contained a time limit and the longer he waited to sign it the more he would forfeit.

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Location: Britain



Napier Arrives At Beirut

Aug 11, 1840

Napier arrives at Beirut and demands that the Governor, Soliman Pasha, abandons the town and leaves Syria. However, he does not have a force large enough to enforce his orders.

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Location: Syria



Napier Bombards Beirut

Sep 11, 1840

Napier bombards Beirut and lands a force from his squadron and the ships of Admiral Sir Robert Stopford at Jounieh

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Location: Syria



Napier Bombards Sidon

Sep 26, 1840

Napier and Stopford bombard Sidon and a land a force to take the town, with Napier taking command of the land forces

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Location: Syria



Sidon Surrenders to Napier

Sep 28, 1840

The town of Sidon surrenders to Napier

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Location: Syria



Soliman Pasha Abandons Beirut

Oct 03, 1840

Soliman Pasha and the Egyptian forces under him abandon Beirut

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Location: Syria



Battle of Boharsef

Oct 09, 1840

Commadore Napier defeats the Egyptian forces at Boharsef, and then gives command of the land forces to Brigadier-General Smith

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Location: Syria



Bombardment of Acre

Nov 03, 1840

The British fleet under Napier and Stopford arrives at Acre. They release a devastatingly accurate bombardment on the Egyptian fortifications, who fire high having not expected the fleet to more in so close. They exchange fire for a couple of hours until a British shell detonates an Egyptian magazine. Soon after this the city was occupied.

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Location: Syria



Robinson is Made Captain

Nov 05, 1840

Commander Robinson is promoted to Captain Robinson

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Location: Britain



Convention of London Accepted

Nov 27, 1840

When Muhammad Ali of Egypt accepts the Convention of London the European powers end their war with Egypt. Due to not signing straight away, he lost much of the territory that had been initially offered. He was given the hereditary rule over Egypt and Sudan, but he lost Syria.He also had to renounce his claims over Crete and the Hijaz, as well as reduce his naval forces and his standing army to 18,000 men.

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Location: Cairo



Robert Stopford Dies

Jun 1847

Robert Stopford dies

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Location: Portsmouth