Admiral sir claude henry mason Buckle

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Admiral sir claude henry mason Buckle

A British naval officer who commanded ships during the early victorian era as part of the Royal Navy's anti-slavery operations




Claude Buckle is Born

Dec 13, 1803

He is the second son of Admiral Matthew Buckle

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Location: Britain



Buckle joins the Navy

Aug 1817

Claude Buckle enters the Royal Naval College as a Cadet

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Location: Royal Naval College, Portsmouth



Buckle joins the Fleet

Mar 1819

Midshipman Claude Buckle passes out of the Royal Naval College and joins the fleet

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Location: Britain



1St Anglo-Burmese War Begins

Mar 05, 1824

hostilities break out in the 1st Anglo-Burmese War

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Location: Burma



The British Reach Kamayut

Jul 01, 1824

The British had pushed the Burmese lines back to Kamayut. The Burmese decide to remove their men from the western front of the war in order to concentrate on removing the British from Rangoon.

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Location: Burma



Burmese Attack on Rangoon

Nov 1824

The Burmese mass a force of 30000 near Rangoon in order to re-take the city

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Location: Burma



British Repel the Burmese Army

Nov 30, 1824

The Burmese decide to launch a frontal attack against the British. Despite out numbering the British the superior British weapons, inlcuding Congreve rockets that the Burmese had never seen before, takes their toll.

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Location: Burma



The Burmese Attack Stalls

Dec 07, 1824

The Burmese attack stalls and the British gain the upper hand

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Location: Burma



British Victory At Rangoon

Dec 15, 1824

The Burmese army is driven out of the last of their strongholds around Rangoon. The Burmese withdraw their remaining forces to Danubyu

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Location: Burma



British Attack on Arakan

Feb 01, 1825

A large British attack the Burmese at Arakan. Despite being outnumbered the Burmese fight back fiercely so it takes a long time to push them back.

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Location: Burma



British Gunboats Attacks Danubyu

Mar 1825

A force of British gunboats attacks Danubyu. The first British attack is repelled and the Burmese try to counter-attack with foot soldiers, cavalry and 17 fighting elephants. The Congreve rockets panic the elephants while the other artillery breaks the cavalry charge.

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Location: Burma



The British Attack Arakan

Mar 29, 1825

The British launch their attack on the capital of the Arakan region at Mrauk-U. Fighting will continue for several days with the final victory coming on the 1st of April. After this the British will occupy the whole of Arakan.

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Location: Burma



The British Attack Danubyu Again

Apr 01, 1825

The British launch another attack on Danubyu starting with a huge artillery bombardment. The Burmese general is killed by their bombardment while he was walking around the fort in full uniform to help the moral of his troops. The Burmese withdraw from Danubyu soon afterwards.

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Location: Burma



1 Month Armistice

Sep 17, 1825

A one month armistice is held between the British and Burmese

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Location: Burma



Final Battle of Anglo-Burmese War

Nov 1825

The Burmese throw everything into a last ditch effort to get rid of the British, however they cannot overcome the superior British firepower.

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Location: Burma



British Flotilla Attacks Prome

Dec 01, 1825

The British flotilla attacks the Burmese positions outside Prome

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Location: Burma



Maha Ne Myo Killed

Dec 02, 1825

A shell from the British flotilla kills the Burmese general Maha Ne Myo

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Location: Burma



The British Capture Prome

Dec 05, 1825

The British capture Prome

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Location: Britain



Peace Negotiations Start

Dec 26, 1825

The Burmese send a delegation to the British in order to negotiate a peace.

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Location: Burma



Treaty of Yandabo

Feb 26, 1826

The Treaty of Yandabo is signed ending the First Anglo-Burmese War. This treaty required that they pay a million pound indemnity, and the british would not withdraw until the first instalment had been paid. It also required that the Burmese cede these territories to the British:

  • Assam
  • Manipur
  • Arakan
  • the coast of Taninthayi south of Salween River

They also had to cease all their interference in the Cachar region of Assam and the Jaintia Hills district.

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Location: Burma



Buckle joins HMS Ganges

Apr 1826

HMS Ganges is then the flagship of Sir Robert Waller Otway, which then heads for South America.

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Location: South America



Buckle Becomes Lieutenant

Apr 17, 1827

Midshipman Claude Buckle is commissioned as a Lieutenant on HMS Ganges in South America

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Location: South America



Buckle joins HMS North Star

1829

Lieutenant Buckle transfers to HMS North Star

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Location: Britain



Buckle is Made Flag-Lieutenant

1833

Lieutenant Buckle is appointed as the Flag-Lieutenant to Sir William Hargood at Plymouth

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Location: Plymouth



Buckle is Promoted to Commander

May 04, 1836

Lieutenant Buckle is promoted to Commander

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Location: Britain



HMS Growler is Launched

Jul 20, 1841

HMS Growler is launched. She is a First Class Sloop with a wooden hull and paddle wheels to supplement her sails. She was dispatched to the west coast of Africa to be used in the anti-slavery patrols under Commander Claude Henry Mason Buckle

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Location: West Africa



HMS Growler Chases a Slaver

May 27, 1843

HMS Growler chases a suspected slaver, but is unable to catch her

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Location: West Africa



HMS Growler Captures a Slaver

Jul 21, 1844

HMS Growler captures a Spanish slaver the Brigantine Veterano

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Location: West Africa



HMS Growler Captures Another Slaver

Sep 23, 1844

HMS Growler captures the Spanish slave schooner Concepcion

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Location: West Africa



Attack on Pinnace

Jan 12, 1845

Lieutenant Lodwick is cruising off the west coast of Africa in a pinnace despatched from HMS Growler in order to look for slavers. She sees a Felucca, which hove to when it saw the pinnace. The Lieutenant took this to mean that she would surrender without a fight, however when he got within 30 yards the slavers suddenly appear with their muskets.

The Lieutenant called on his men to try and get to the Felucca before they could open fire, but no sooner had his men cheered this order and the slavers on the Felucca opened fire on them. They riddled the boat with shot, with one ball going through the rim of Lieutenant Lodwick's hat. He returned fire with the pinnace's gun, using both round shot and grape.

Their next volley hit him on the left knee and thigh, and struck down two of his men. The volley also damaged their oars allowing the slaver to get away.

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Location: West Africa



HMS Growler Returns to Britain

Nov 06, 1845

Commander Buckle is promoted to Captain when HMS Growler returns to Britain to be paid off after her patrols on the west coast of Africa

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Location: Britain



Captain Buckle is Married

1847

Harriet is the daughter of Thomas Deane Shute of Bramshaw in Hampshire

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Location: Britain



Buckle is Given HMS Centaur

Jan 01, 1849

HMS Centaur was the flagship of Commodore Arthur Fanshawe on the west coast of Africa

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Location: West Africa



Buckle is Invalided

1850

He then returns to Britain in order to recover.

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Location: West Africa



Buckle is Given HMS Valorous

Dec 11, 1852

Captain Buckle is given command of HMS Valorous and sent to the Mediterranean

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Location: Mediterranean



HMS Valorous Goes to the Baltic

1854

HMS Valorous is sent to the Baltic

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Location: Baltic



HMS Valorous Goes to the Black Sea

1855

HMS Valorous is sent to the Black Sea

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Location: Black sea



Captain Buckle is Knighted

Jul 05, 1855

Captain Buckle is knighted as a Companion of the Garter

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Location: Britain



Buckle Commands Victualling Yard

Dec 12, 1857

Captain Buckle is made the Superintendent of Royal William Victualling Yard at Deptford

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Location: Britain



Buckle is Made Rear-Admiral

Apr 1863

Captain Buckle is promoted to Rear-Admiral

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Location: Britain



Buckle Becomes C in C of Ireland

Nov 1867

Rear-Admiral Buckle is made the Commander-in-chief of Ireland at Queenstown

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Location: Ireland



Rear-Admiral Buckle Retires

Apr 01, 1870

Rear-Admiral Buckle retires from the Royal Navy and is promoted to Vice-Admiral on the retired list

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Location: Britain



Knight Commander of the Bath

May 29, 1875

Vice-Admiral Sir Claude Buckle is advanced to Knight Commander of the Bath

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Location: Britain



Buckle is Made Full Admiral

Jan 22, 1877

Rear-Admiral Buckle is promoted to full Admiral on the retired list

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Location: Britain



Admiral Buckle Dies

Mar 10, 1894

Admiral Sir Claude Buckle dies in London

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Location: Britain