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Black sea

The Black Sea lies between Europe and Asia, and ultimately drains into the Mediterranean Sea through the Dardanelles




Lord John Hay is Given HMS Wasp

Aug 21, 1852

Commander Lord John Hay is given command of HMS Wasp. The ship is dispatched to the Mediterranean, and later to the Black Sea during the Crimean War

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Edward Seymour Transfers to HMS Terrible

1853

Edward Seymour transfers to paddle frigate HMS Terrible in the Black Sea

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Captain Symonds Leaves HMS Arethusa

Jan 01, 1854

Captain Symonds leaves HMS Arethusa to become flag-captain to Sir Edmund Lyons in the HMS Agamemnon

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HMS Sans Pareil Goes to the Black Sea

1854

HMS Sans Pareil is sent to the Black Sea

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Captain Symonds Returns to HMS Arethusa

1854

captain Symonds returns to hms Arethusa. He remained as the Flag Captain of his admiral for a few more months until the Admiral could find a replacement.

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Captain of HMS Sans Pareil

Jul 09, 1854

Commander Leopold Heath becomes the acting Captain of HMS Sans Pareil in the Black Sea

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Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Swallow

Sep 16, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers to HMS Swallow

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Leopold Heath is Promoted to Captain

Nov 13, 1854

Leopold Heath is promoted to Captain

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Lord Hay is Given HMS Tribune

Nov 28, 1854

Captain Lord Hay is given command of HMS Tribune and sent back to the Black Sea

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Hewett is Given HMS Beagle

Dec 15, 1854

Command of HMS Beagle is given to Lieutenant William Hewett

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Townsend Leaves the French Army

1855

Frederick Townsend Ward is allowed to resign from the French Army after being insubordinate to one of his superiors

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Leopold Heath Made Captain of HMS Seahorse

Jan 1855

Leopold Heath becomes Captain of HMS Seahorse

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HMS Valorous Goes to the Black Sea

1855

HMS Valorous is sent to the Black Sea

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Day is Given HMS Recruit

Feb 1855

Lieutenant George Day is given command of the gunboat HMS Recruit Day is given HMS Recruit

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Osborn Transfers to HMS Vesuvius

Feb 17, 1855

Commander Sherard Osborn transfers to HMS Vesuvius in the Black Sea

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Kerr joins HMS Cornwallis

May 1855

Cadet Walter Kerr joins HMS Cornwallis during the Crimean War

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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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Seaman Trewavas Attacks Bridge

Jul 03, 1855

Seaman Trewavas is sent in a 4-oared gig to destroy a pontoon bridge in order to cut the Russians' main supply route. Seaman Trewavas sprang out of the gig as soon as it touched and started hacking at the hawsers holding the pontoons together under heavy Russian fire. The Russians managed to shoot him in the back, but despite this, he hacked the hawsers apart and jumped back in the gig as the pontoons started to drift apart. Trewavas was awarded the Victria Cross for his actions.

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Leopold Heath is Knighted

Jul 25, 1855

Leopold Heath is Knighted as a Companion of the Bath

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Kerr is Rated as Midshipman

Aug 1855

Cadet Walter Kerr is rated as Midshipman

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Osborn is Promoted to Captain

Aug 18, 1855

Sherard Osborn is promoted to Captain

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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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Merchant Naval Ships Are Requisitioned

1856

Merchant naval ships are requisitioned as a troop ships taking soldiers to the Crimean War

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Robinson is Given HMS Royal George

Jan 13, 1856

Captain Robinson is given command of HMS Royal George to transport troops to the Crimea

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HMS Sans Pareil Transports Troops

May 1856

HMS Sans Pareil is used to transport troops back from the Crimean War

HMS Sans Pareil transports troops

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Gordon Goes to the Danube

Oct 1871

Gordon is appointed British representative on the international commission to maintain the navigation of the mouth of the River Danube. He quickly grew bored and spend most of his time exploring the local area.

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Transporting Aircraft Across the Black Sea

1919

HMS Ark Royal transported aircraft across the Black Sea to Batumi. From here, they were ferried across the Caucasus to the British naval forces supporting White Russian forces fighting the Bolsheviks in the Caspian Sea.

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Grand Duke Nicholas Evacuated

Apr 1919

Grand Duke Nicholas and Grand Duke Peter of Russia are evacuated to Genoa across the Black Sea in a convoy escorted by HMS Lord Nelson

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HMS Ark Royal Returns to the Black Sea

1920

HMS Ark Royal returns to the Black Sea to support the White Russian forces there. The ship twice ferried refugees from the Caucasian coast to the Crimea and, after the second voyage, had to be fumigated at Constantinople after an outbreak of typhus among her passengers.

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Ithaki is Sold

1939

Ithaki is sold to a Romanian company and renamed Moldova

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