Captain robert Harris

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Captain robert Harris

A naval officer of the early victorian period




Robert Harris is Born

Jul 09, 1809

Robert Harris is born

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Location: Britain



Harris joins the Navy

Jan 26, 1822

Robert Harris joins the Royal Navy

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Location: Britain



Harris Made a Lieutenant

May 21, 1833

Midshipman Harris is commissioned as a Lieutenant

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Location: Britain



Harris is Made Commander

Jun 08, 1841

Lieutenant Harris is promoted to Commander

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Location: Britain



Harris is Given HMS Flying Fish

Sep 07, 1844

Commander Harris is given command of HMS Flying Fish. She is initially part of the experimental brig squadron and then sent to the west coast of Africa as part of the West Africa Squadron to take part in the anti-slavery patrols.

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Location: West Africa



Slaver Run Aground

Apr 17, 1846

HMS Flying Fish chases a slaver ashore, but then tragedy strikes as when they attempt to salvage the prize

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Location: West Africa



Harris is Made 2 in C of HMS Ganges

Mar 01, 1848

Commander Harris is made the second in command of HMS Ganges at Sheerness. She was commanded by Henry Smith.

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Location: Sheerness



Harris is Made Captain

Oct 19, 1849

Commander Harris is promoted to Captain

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Location: Britain



Harris is Given HMS Illustrious

Jan 20, 1854

Captain Harris is given command of the training ship HMS Illustrious based in Portsmouth

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Location: Portsmouth



HMS Britannia Becomes Training Ship

Jan 01, 1859

HMS Britannia is converted into a training ship for officer cadets in Portsmouth under the command of Captain Robert Harris

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Location: Portsmouth



Harris is Given HMS Britannia

Jan 01, 1859

The cadet training ship HMS Britannia is given to Captain Harris in Portsmouth

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Location: Portsmouth



HMS Britannia Moves to Portland

Feb 1862

HMS Britannia is moved to Portland as it was felt that this would be a better environment for the Cadets away from all of the distractions of Portsmouth.

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Location: Weymouth



HMS Britannia Gets New Commander

Oct 03, 1863

Captain Harris leaves HMS Britannia to be replaced by Captain Richard Ashmore Powell

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Location: Dartmouth



Captain Harris Dies

Jan 16, 1865

Captain Robert Harris dies

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Location: Britain