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Captain Wilson Makes Gift to Local Church

May 15, 1869

Captain Wilson of HMS Ganges gives £5 of the £1000 needed to restore the church at Mylor near where HMS Ganges was moored.

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Fellow of the Royal Society

1869

Vice-Admiral Robinson is made a Fellow of the Royal Society

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Shortland Publishes a Book

Jul 13, 1869

Captain Shortland publishes a book on depth sounding based on his time surveying on board HMS Hydra called "Sounding Voyage of H.M.S. Hydra"

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Stoddart is Made Rear-Admiral

Sep 16, 1869

Captain James Stoddart is promoted to Rear-Admiral on the retired list

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Rear-Admiral George Lambert Dies

Nov 08, 1869

Rear-Admiral George Lambert dies

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HMS Miranda is Sold Off

Dec 02, 1869

HMS Miranda is sold off to be broken up

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Carden joins the Navy

1870

Sackville Carden joins the Royal Navy

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Commerell Advanced to Military Branch

1870

John Commerell is advanced to the Military branch of the Companion of the Bath

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Committee for Torpedo Defence

1870

Leopold Heath serves on the committee for torpedo defence

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Hewett is Given HMS Devastation

1870

Captain William Hewett is given command of HMS Devastation

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HMS Hydra is Scrapped

1870

HMS Hydra is scrapped

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Mary Clarke Moves to London

1870

Mary Molh (nee Clarke) and her husband move to London to avoid the Franco-Prussian War.

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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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Reginald Tyrwhitt is Born

May 10, 1870

Reginald Tyrwhitt is born

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Erskine Childers is Born

Jun 25, 1870

Robert Erskine Childers is born in Mayfair in London

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Horace Hood is Born

Oct 02, 1870

Horace Hood is born in London. One of his ancestors is the famous Admiral Hood who fought in the American War of Independence

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Hmy Osborne is Launched

Dec 19, 1870

HMY Osborne is launched at Pembroke Royal Dockyard. She was a paddle steamer of 1850 tons

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Descent of Man Published

1871

Darwin publishes "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex" about the evolution of the human species.

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Assistant Adjutant-General

1871

Sir Garnet Wolseley is appointed assistant adjutant-general at the War Office

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Robinson Writes His Report

1871

Vice-Admiral Robinson writes his report called:

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'Results of Admiralty Organisation as Established by Sir James Graham and Mr Childers'.

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David Beatty is Born

Jan 17, 1871

David Beatty is born in Cheshire. His parents were not married at the time because his mother was already married.

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Vice-Admiral Robinson Retires

Feb 08, 1871

Vice-Admiral Robinson retires from the Royal Navy

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Beatty's Mother Receives Her Divorce

Feb 21, 1871

David Beatty's mother finally receives her divorce from first husband allowing her to marry David Longfield Beatty, David Beatty's father.

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Order of the Bath

Mar 13, 1871

Sir Garnet Wolseley is made a Companion of the Order of the Bath

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Sir John Herschel Dies

May 11, 1871

Sir John Herschel dies

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Captain Henry Raby Retires

May 18, 1871

HMS Adventure is paid off and Captain Henry Raby retires from the navy

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HMS Shannon is Sold Off

May 31, 1871

HMS Shannon is sold for breaking up

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Captain Powell Retires

Jul 06, 1871

Captain Powell retires from the Royal Navy as a Captain

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Robinson is Made Admiral

Jul 14, 1871

Vice-Admiral Robinson is promoted to full Admiral on the retired list

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Frederick Sturdee joins the Navy

Jul 15, 1871

Frederick Sturdee joins the Royal Navy as a cadet on HMS Britannia

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Harry Rawson Marries

Oct 1871

Harry Rawson marries Florence Shaw in Cheshire

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Osborn is Given HMS Hercules

Oct 09, 1871

Captain Sherard Osborn is given command of HMS Hercules as part of the Channel Squadron Osborn is given HMS Hercules

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Charles Babbage Dies

Oct 18, 1871

Charles Babbage dies

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HMS Hyacinth is Broken Up

Nov 1871

HMS Hyacinth is broken up

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Lord Hay Becomes 2 in C of the Channel Squadron

Nov 14, 1871

Lord Hay is made the Second-in-Command of the Channel Squadron

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John Jellicoe joins HMS Britannia

1872

John Jellicoe joins HMS Britannia as a Cadet

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Sir James Grant is Promoted to General

1872

Sir James Grant is promoted to General

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Expression of the Emotions in Man Published

1872

Darwin publishes "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals"

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Commander Edward Seymour Given HMS Vigilant

Jan 1872

Commander Edward Seymour takes command of HMS Vigilant in the Channel Squadron

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Sir Garnet Wolseley's Child is Born

1872

Sir Garnet Wolseley's only child Frances is born

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Lord Hay is Promoted to Rear-Admiral

May 07, 1872

Lord Hay is promoted to Rear-Admiral

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Hooker is Made President of the Royal Society

1873

Hooker is made President of the Royal Society

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Edward Seymour is Promoted to Captain

Mar 13, 1873

Commander Edward Seymour is promoted to Captain

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Powell is Made Rear-Admiral

Apr 06, 1873

Captain Powell is promoted to Rear-Admiral on the retired list

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Sherard Osborn is Promoted to Rear-Admiral

May 29, 1873

Sherard Osborn is promoted to Rear-Admiral

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Sturdee is Promoted to Midshipman

Jul 19, 1873

Frederick Sturdee is promoted to Midshipman and appointed to HMS Undaunted

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Wilson is Promoted to Commander

Sep 18, 1873

Lieutenant Arthur Wilson is promoted to Commander

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Charles Lucas Retires

Oct 01, 1873

Charles Lucas retires from the navy

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Charles Lucas Marries

Oct 01, 1873

Charles Lucas marries rances Russell Hall, the daughter of his former captain on HMS Hecla

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Valantine Baker is Imprisoned

1874

Valantine Baker returns to Britain to take up a staff position at Aldershot. He was then forced out of the army and imprisoned after assaulting a woman on a train.

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PS Great Eastern is Laid

1874

PS Great Eastern is laid up in Milford Heaven in Wales after completing a telegraph cable across the Indian Ocean

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HMS Clio is Paid Off

Jan 21, 1874

HMS Clio is paid off

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Commerell is Advanced to Knight Commander

Mar 31, 1874

Sir John Commerell is advanced to a Knight Commander of the Bath

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William Hewett is Knighted

Mar 31, 1874

William Hewett is knighted as a Knight Commander of the Bath

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Sir Garnet Wolseley Honoured

Mar 31, 1874

Sir Garnet Wolseley receives the medal and clasp and was made Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George

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Sir Garnet Wolseley is Bevelled Major-General

Apr 01, 1874

Sir Garnet Wolseley is bevelled Major-General for distinguished conduct in the field

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Archdale Wilson Dies

May 09, 1874

Archdale Wilson dies

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John Jellicoe joins HMS Newcastle

Sep 1874

John Jellicoe joins HMS Newcastle as a Midshipman

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Winston Churchill is Born

Nov 30, 1874

Winston Churchill is born. He is a direct descendant of the Dukes of Marlborough and was born in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the Palace built for Marlborough with the money that had been given to him for his victory at the Battle of Blenheim.

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HMS Discovery Purchased

Dec 05, 1874

HMS Discovery was a whaler purchased by the Admiralty for their expedition to the North Pole. She was renamed from Bloodhound to discovery for her new role.

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Charles Beresford is Promoted to Commander

1875

Charles Beresford is promoted to Commander and becomes aide-de-camp to the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII

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Baker is Released

1875

Valantine Baker is released from prison

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Robarts Leaves the Navy

1875

John Robarts leaves the Royal Navy

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HMS Tenedos Launched

1875

HMS Tenedos Launched

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John Bythesea Marries

1875

John Bythesea marries Fanny Prior

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Cradock joins HMS Britannia

Jan 15, 1875

Christopher Cradock joins HMS Britannia as a Cadet

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Sir James Grant Dies

Mar 07, 1875

Sir James Grant dies in London

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Superintendent of Pembroke Dockyard

Mar 15, 1875

Captain Hamilton is made the Superintendent of Pembroke dockyard

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Captain Salmon is Knighted

Mar 29, 1875

Captain Nowell Salmon is knighted as a Companion of the Order of the Bath

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James Hosken is Promoted to Rear-Admiral

Apr 1875

James Hosken is promoted to Rear-Admiral

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Sherard Osborn Dies

May 06, 1875

Sherard Osborn dies in London

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Captain Hamilton is Knighted

May 29, 1875

Captain Hamilton is knighted as a Companion of the Bath

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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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De Robeck joins the Navy

Jul 15, 1875

John de Robeck joins the Royal Navy as a cadet on HMS Britannia

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