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Mediterranean

The home of the great ancient civilisations of Europe and the most prestigious posting for an Admiral of the Royal Navy




Charles Napier is Given HMS Thames

1811

Charles Napier is in command of HMS Thames in the Mediterranean

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Charles Napier is Given HMS Euryalus

1813

Charles Napier is in command of HMS Euryalus in the Mediterranean

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Dundas is Given HMS Tagus

Sep 1815

Captain James Dundas is given command of HMS Tagus in the Mediterranean

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Charles Austen is Wreaked

Feb 20, 1816

Captain Charles Austen is wreaked off Smyrna in HMS Phoenix

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Lord Byron Leaves Genoa for Greece

Jul 16, 1823

Lord Byron leaves Genoa for Greece in order to assist the Greeks in their independence struggle with the Ottoman Empire

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Ibrahim Pasha Leaves for Greece

Jul 04, 1824

Ibrahim Pasha leaves for Greece in order to put down the Greek rebellion, but ended up unable to get further than Crete and Rhodes because of the danger of Greek fireships.

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James Hosken is Appointed a Lieutenant

Aug 09, 1828

James Hosken is finally appointed as a lieutenant of the bomb vessel Aetna in the Mediterranean

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James Fitzjames Becomes a Midshipman

1830

James FitzJames becomes a Midshipman on board HMS St Vincent. She spent a lot of time at Malta as she was the flagship of the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet.

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HMS Britannia is Sent to the Mediterranean

Apr 28, 1830

HMS Britannia is sent to the Mediterranean under Captain William James Hope Johnstone as the flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm

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Symonds joins HMS Endymion

Sep 1833

Lieutenant Symonds joins HMS Endymion in the Mediterranean

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Symonds joins HMS Britannia

Jul 1834

Lieutenant Symonds joins HMS Britannia in the Mediterranean.

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Robinson joins HMS Asia

Mar 18, 1836

Lieutenant Robinson transfers to HMS Asia in the Mediterranean

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Stoddart is Made An Acting-Lieutenant

May 24, 1837

Midshipman Stoddart is made an Acting-Lieutenant by Commander Thomas Henderson on board HMS Columbine in the Mediterranean

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Robinson joins HMS Tyne

Sep 29, 1837

Lieutenant Robinson transfers to HMS Tyne in the Mediterranean

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Day is Dispatched to the Mediterranean

1838

George Day's ship is dispatched to the Mediterranean

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Stoddart is Made a Lieutenant

Dec 27, 1838

James Stoddart is commissioned as a Lieutenant

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Napier is Given HMS Powerful

Jan 01, 1839

Charles Napier is Captain of HMS Powerful in the Mediterranean

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Milward is Given HMS Hydra

Jan 19, 1839

Commander Milward is given command of HMS Hydra and sent to the Mediterranean

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Stoddart is Posted to HMS Princess Charlotte

Jun 26, 1839

Lieutenant Stoddart is posted to HMS Princess Charlotte in the Mediterranean

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Robinson is Given HMS Phoenix

Jul 20, 1839

Commander Robinson is given command of HMS Phoenix in the Mediterranean

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Stoddart joins HMS Impregnable

Oct 27, 1840

Lieutenant Stoddart is posted to HMS Impregnable in the Mediterranean

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Patey joins HMS Carysfort

Dec 15, 1840

Lieutenant Patey is transferred to HMS Carysfort in the Mediterranean

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Leopold Heath is Promoted to Lieutenant

Dec 23, 1840

Leopold Heath is promoted to Lieutenant on HMS Impregnable in the Mediterranean

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Seymour is Given HMS Britannia

Apr 07, 1841

Captain Michael Seymour is given command of HMS Britannia in the Mediterranean as the flagship of Vice-Admiral John Acworth Ommanney

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Morrell joins HMS Calcutta

Jun 02, 1841

Commander Morrell joins HMS Calcutta in the Mediterranean as the second in command under Captain Samuel Roberts

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Lyons is Promoted to Lieutenant

Jun 10, 1841

Edmund Lyons is promoted to Lieutenant. He is an additional Lieutenant is HMS Howe in the Mediterranean.

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Mansel is Given HMS Britannia

Sep 1841

Captain Captain George Mansel is given command of HMS Britannia in the Mediterranean

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Lyons joins HMS Rodney

Mar 01, 1842

Lieutenant Lyons joins HMS Rodney in the Mediterranean

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Mansell joins HMS Beacon

Mar 23, 1842

Lieutenant Arthur Mansell joins HMS Beacon in the Mediterranean

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Lyons Transfers to HMS Aigle

Jan 11, 1844

Lieutenant Lyons transfers to HMS Aigle in the Mediterranean

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Lyons Transfers to HMS Queen

Apr 15, 1844

Lieutenant Lyons transfers to HMS Queen in the Mediterranean

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William Parker Becomes the C in C of the Med

Feb 1845

Admiral William Parker becomes the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet

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Lyons Transfers to HMS Tyne

Jun 19, 1845

Lieutenant Lyons transfers to HMS Tyne in the Mediterranean

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Lyons Transfers to HMS Siren

Apr 10, 1846

Lieutenant Lyons transfers to HMS Siren in the Mediterranean

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HMS Ardent is Sent to the Mediterranean

Apr 23, 1846

HMS Ardent is sent to the Mediterranean under Commander George Spong

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Symonds is Given HMS Spartan

May 30, 1846

Captain Symonds is given command of HMS Spartan in the Mediterranean

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Nowell is Given HMS Ardent

Oct 09, 1846

Command of HMS Ardent is given to William Calmady Nowell in the Mediterranean

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Lyons is Promoted to Commander

Nov 09, 1846

Edmund Lyons is promoted to Commander

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Patey 2 in C of HMS Rodney

Jan 26, 1848

Commander Patey is made the second in command of HMS Rodney under the command of Edward Collier in the Mediterranean

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HMS Ganges is Recommissioned

Mar 01, 1848

HMS Ganges is recommissioned under Captain Henry Smith at Sheerness and sent to the Mediterranean

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Lord Hay Transfers to HMS Powerful

Apr 16, 1848

Lieutenant Lord John Hay transfers to HMS Powerful in the Mediterranean

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HMS Growler is Re-Commissioned

Jul 04, 1849

HMS Growler is re-commissioned under Commander James Stoddart and sent to the Mediterranean

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Captain Symonds is Given HMS Arethusa

Jan 19, 1850

HMS Arethusa is given to Captain Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds for service in the Mediterranean

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James Hosken Rejoins the Navy

1851

James Hosken is appointed command of the Banshee in Royal Navy service. This is a despatch vessel in the Mediterranean

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HMS Bellerophon Heads for the Mediterranean

Jan 1852

HMS Bellerophon heads for the Mediterranean

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Buckle is Given HMS Valorous

Dec 11, 1852

Captain Buckle is given command of HMS Valorous and sent to the Mediterranean

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Powell joins HMS Vesuvius

Aug 17, 1853

Commander Powell joins HMS Vesuvius in the Mediterranean

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James Hosken is Promoted to Commander

Sep 26, 1853

James Hosken is promoted to Commander

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HMS Diamond is Commissioned

Oct 19, 1853

HMS Diamond is commissioned under Captain William Peel and sent to the Mediterranean

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Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Curlew

Mar 20, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers to HMS Curlew in the Mediterranean

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HMS Wrangler is Commissioned

Jun 19, 1854

HMS Wrangler is commissioned under Richard Hawkins Risk and sent to the Mediterranean

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Gordon is Made 2-I-C of HMS Sans Pareil

Jul 30, 1854

Commander Gordon is made the second in command of HMS Sans Pareil under Captain Sydney Dacres in the Mediterranean

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HMS Weser is Given to Commander Wise

Feb 21, 1855

HMS Weser is given to Commander Charles Arthur Wise in the Mediterranean

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Powell is Made Captain

Mar 08, 1855

Commander Powell is promoted to Captain as an additional Captain on HMS Harpy. HMS Harpy is the flagship of Rear-Admiral Frederick William Grey in the Mediterranean

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HMS Recruit is Sent to the Mediterranean

Nov 30, 1855

HMS Recruit is given to Commander Henry Frederick McKillop and sent to the Mediterranean

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Mansell is Given HMS Tartarus

Jan 07, 1856

Command of HMS Tartarus in the Mediterranean is given to Commander Arthur Lukis Mansell

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Commerell Transfers to HMS Snake

Feb 27, 1856

John Commerell transfers to HMS Snake in the Mediterranean

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Waddilove is Given HMS Swallow

May 10, 1856

Commander Charles Lodowick Darley Waddilove is given command of HMS Swallow in the Mediterranean

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Marryat is Given HMS Wrangler

May 10, 1856

HMS Wrangler is given to Commander Joseph Henry Marryat in the Mediterranean

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HMS Weser is Given to Commander Johnstone

1859

Command of HMS Weser in the Mediterranean is given to Commander Arthur Henry John Johnstone

HMS Weser is given to Commander Johnstone

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HMS Recruit is Given to Commander Spain

Feb 26, 1859

HMS Recruit is given to Commander David Spain in the Mediterranean

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Gordon Asks to Be Sent to China

1860

Lieutenant Gordon often sent letters to the War Office begging them to send him anywhere dangerous. With the Arrow War expanding in China volunteered to serve there. They finally allow him to go, although he arrives after most of the fighting had finished.

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Mansell is Given HMS Firefly

Feb 21, 1860

Command of HMS Firefly in the Mediterranean is given to Commander Arthur Lukis Mansell

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Charles Beresford Becomes a Midshipman

Mar 1861

Charles Beresford passes out of HMS Britannia and joins HMS Marlborough as a Midshipman in the Mediterranean

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HMS Weser is Given to Commander Johnstone

Mar 02, 1861

Command of HMS Weser is given to Commander Arthur Henry John Johnstone for use in the Mediterranean HMS Weser is given to Commander Johnstone

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Edward Daniel Disappears

Jun 25, 1861

HMS Victor Emanuel is at anchor off Corfu in the Mediterranean. Lieutenant Edward Daniel is under arrest on waiting for his court martial. At 10PM the Master-at-Arms finds that he has disappeared. Two men are sent ashore to see if they can find him, but he had disappeared.

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Lucas joins HMS Liffey

Feb 19, 1862

Charles Lucas is appointed second in command of HMS Liffey in the Mediterranean

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HMS Shannon is Sent to the Mediterranean

Jun 18, 1862

HMS Shannon is sent to the Mediterranean under Captain Oliver John Jones

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Captain Foley is Given HMS Revenge

Jun 13, 1863

HMS Revenge is given to Captain Foley to serve as the flagship of Rear-Admiral Hastings Reginald Yelverton, the second in command of the Mediterranean.

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HMS Gibraltar is Sent to the Mediterranean

Sep 08, 1863

HMS Gibraltar is sent to the Mediterranean under the command of Captain James Charles Prevost

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Mansell is Given HMS Hydra

Nov 10, 1863

Command of HMS Hydra is given to Commander Arthur Lukis Mansell in order to survey and update the charts of the Mediterranean

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Goodenough is Given HMS Victoria

Nov 02, 1864

Captain Goodenough is given command of HMS Victoria in the Mediterranean Goodenough is given HMS Victoria

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Coote is Given HMS Gibraltar

Nov 26, 1864

Command of HMS Gibraltar is given to Captain Robert Coote

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HMS Arethusa Sent to the Mediterranean

Jun 10, 1865

HMS Arethusa begins a commission in the Mediterranean under Captain Reginald John James George Macdonald

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HMS Arethusa Returns to the Mediterranean

Jun 01, 1867

HMS Arethusa begins another commission in the Mediterranean, this time under Captain Robert Coote

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