Captain Roderick Dew

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Captain Roderick Dew

Captain Roderick Dew




Roderick Dew is Born

1823

Roderick Dew is born

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Location: Britain



Roderick Dew is Promoted to Lieutenant

Feb 07, 1846

Roderick Dew is promoted to Lieutenant

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Location: Britain



Roderick Dew joins HMS Collingwood

Feb 09, 1846

Roderick Dew joins HMS Collingwood in the Pacific

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Location: Pacific ocean



Roderick Dew joins HMS Sampson

Nov 21, 1846

Roderick Dew joins HMS Sampson in the Pacific

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Location: Pacific ocean



Roderick Dew joins HMS Cyclops

Jun 13, 1849

Roderick Dew joins HMS Cyclops on the west coast of Africa

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Location: West Africa



Roderick Dew joins HMS Encounter

Dec 12, 1850

Roderick Dew joins HMS Encounter at Chinese station

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Location: China



Roderick Dew joins HMS Gladiator

Dec 12, 1850

Roderick Dew joins HMS Gladiator on the west coast of Africa

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Location: West Africa



Roderick Dew is Promoted to Commander

Jun 16, 1854

Roderick Dew is promoted to Commander

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Location: Britain



Roderick Dew joins HMS Geyser

Dec 12, 1854

Roderick Dew joins HMS Geyser in the Baltic

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Location: Baltic



Roderick Dew joins HMS Flying Fish

Jan 16, 1856

Roderick Dew joins HMS Flying Fish in Portsmouth

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Location: Portsmouth



Roderick Dew joins HMS Nimrod

Mar 24, 1857

Roderick Dew joins HMS Nimrod under Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour in the Chinese station

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Location: China



Roderick Dew is Promoted to Captain

Feb 26, 1858

Roderick Dew is promoted to Captain

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Location: Britain



Roderick Dew is Given HMS Encounter

Sep 20, 1859

Roderick Dew is given command of HMS Encounter and sent back to China

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Location: China



Ultimatum About Ningpo

May 08, 1861

Sir James Hope orders HMS Encounter, under Captain Roderick Dew, to find the rebel leaders and tell them not to attack Ningpo. He was also ordered to give a different message to the imperial authorities in Ningpo and ask them how they expected to resist the Taipings when the assault came.

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Location: Ningpo



Captain Dew Leaves a Message

May 24, 1861

Captain Roderick Dew is going up the river near Ningpo in a smaller gunboat to find the Taipings, but the river eventually becomes too small even for that and they had to go forward in small boats. They reach a village that had been occupied. They stopped when they heard firing from the village and left Hope's message in a cleft bamboo stuck into the ground.

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Location: Ningpo



Captain Dew Takes Message to Chapoo

Jun 11, 1861

Captain Dew took another copy of Admiral Hope's message to Chapoo where it was recieved by a Taiping official

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Location: Ningpo



Governor of Ningpo Asks for Help

May 05, 1862

The former governor of Ningpo asks for help from the Great Powers to retake the city

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Location: Ningpo



Pirates Head for Ningpo

May 07, 1862

Captain Dew allows a flottila of pirates that had been paid to assist the Imperial forces up the river to Ningpo

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Location: Ningpo



Captain Dew Sends a Letter to Ningpo

May 08, 1862

Captain Dew sends a letter to the Taiping forces inside Ningpo stating that so long as they do not fire in the direction of the foreign settlement outside the city, or the warships waiting on the river then they will remain neutral. He knows that this is basically impossible.

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Location: Ningpo



Pirates Off Ningpo

May 09, 1862

The Chinese pirate fleet was laying at anchor in front of the foreign settlement at Ningpo waiting to attack the city

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Location: Ningpo



Attack on Ningpo

May 10, 1862

The europeans bring themselves into the war on the side of the Chinese Empire and then land a Naval Brigade

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Location: Ningpo



Roderick Dew joins HMS Royal Adelaide

Jan 31, 1866

Captain Roderick Dew transfers to HMS Royal Adelaide

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Location: Britain



Captain Dew joins HMS Lord Clyde

Jan 31, 1866

Captain Roderick Dew transfers to HMS Lord Clyde in the Channel Squadron

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Location: Britain



Captain Dew joins HMS Northumberland

Aug 13, 1868

Captain Roderick Dew transfers to HMS Northumberland in the Channel Squadron

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Location: Britain



Captain Roderick Dew Dies

Mar 24, 1869

Captain Roderick Dew dies in Lisbon

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Location: Portugal