captain hugh talbot Burgoyne

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captain hugh talbot Burgoyne

naval officer during the Crimean War




Hugh Burgoyne is Born

Jul 17, 1833

Hugh Talbot Burgoyne is born in Dublin

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Location: Ireland



Hugh Burgoyne joins the Navy

1847

Hugh Burgoyne joins the Royal Navy

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Location: Britain



Burgoyne is Promoted to Mate

Jan 18, 1853

Hugh Burgoyne is promoted to Mate

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Location: Britain



Burgoyne is Promoted to Lieutenant

Jan 11, 1854

Hugh Burgoyne is promoted to Lieutenant and appointed to HMS Britomart on the West Coast of Africa

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Location: West Africa



Burgoyne is Appointed to HMS Boscawen

Mar 20, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne is appointed to HMS Boscawen, which will be sent to the Baltic when the Crimean War breaks out

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Location: Baltic



Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Waterloo

Mar 20, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers to HMS Waterloo from HMS Boscawen

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Location: Baltic



Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Curlew

Mar 20, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers to HMS Curlew in the Mediterranean

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Location: Mediterranean



Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Swallow

Sep 16, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers to HMS Swallow

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Location: Black sea



Sea of Azov Landing

May 29, 1855

Lieutenant Buckley of HMS Miranda, Lieutenant Burgoyne of HMS Swallow and gunner Robarts of HMS Ardent land on a beech where the Russian army had already arrived. They were too far from their ships for the ships to give covering fire, but they still managed to destroy the Russians stores of food and ammunition and then escape. All three were given the Victoria Cross for this action.

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Location: sea of Azov



Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Wrangle

Jul 02, 1855

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers from HMS Swallow to HMS Wrangler as their Lieutenant commander

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Location: Black sea



Landing From HMS Wrangler

Aug 31, 1855

Boatswain Kellaway of HMS Wrangler, with the mate and three seamen, was put ashore to burn some boats, fishing stations and haystacks on the opposite side of a small lake. They had nearly reached the spot when they were ambushed by 50 Russians. One man fell into their hands, but Mr. Kellaway and the two other seamen had escaped when the mate accidentally fell. Mr. Kellaway immediately returned to help him, but they were surrounded by the enemy and notwithstanding a gallant resistance by Mr. Kellaway they were taken prisoner.

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Location: Black sea



Burgoyne is Promoted to Commander

May 10, 1856

Burgoyne is promoted to Commander

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Location: Britain



Burgoyne is Made 2 in C of HMS Ganges

Jul 16, 1857

Commander Burgoyne is appointed as the second-in-command for HMS Ganges under Captain John Fulford in the Pacific

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Location: Pacific ocean



Vampire Squadron

Aug 30, 1862

Captain Sherard Osborn is hired to lead a mercenary fleet to protect Shanghai

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Location: China



Burgoyne is Given HMS Wivern

Jul 04, 1865

Captain Burgoyne is an additional Captain in HMS Victory in Portsmouth and given command of HMS Wivern

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Location: Portsmouth



HMS Wivern joins the Channel Squadron

Sep 28, 1865

Captain Burgoyne is given command of HMS Wivern in the Channel Squadron

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Location: Britain



Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Constance

Oct 29, 1867

Captain Burgoyne transfers to HMS Constance in the North American and West Indies squadron

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Location: West Indies



HMS Constance is Paid Off

Dec 24, 1868

HMS Constance is paid off in Plymouth

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Location: Plymouth



Burgoyne is Given HMS Captain

Jan 01, 1869

Captain Hugh Burgoyne is given command of HMS Captain as an additional captain in Indus the flagship of Rear-Admiral James Robert Drummond, the Admiral Superintendent of Devonport

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Location: Plymouth



HMS Captain is Launched

Mar 27, 1869

HMS Captain is launched. She was an iron hulled ship and included number of innovations such as tripod masts to reduce the amount of standing rigging and heavy guns mounted in turrets. Unfortunately, all of this weight meant that she had both a high centre of mass and just 6 feet of freeboard.

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Location: Plymouth



HMS Captain is Commissioned

Mar 27, 1869

HMS Captain is commissioned under Captain Burgoyne

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Location: Plymouth



HMS Captain Capsizes

Sep 06, 1870

HMS Captain was making 9.5 knots under sail off Cape Finisterre. The wind started at a force six, which was increased through the day. She heeled over and her low freeboard meant that there were waves washing over the deck. As the wind speeds increased they reduced the amount of sail she was carrying. Shortly after midnight she capsized with the loss of around 480 lives.

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Location: Atlantic