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Noel Stephen Fox Digby RN, Mate


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Noel Stephen Fox Digby R.N.Explanation
Second son of Captain George Somerville Digby and Lady Emily Jane Butler
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
2 October 1839 Born
9 July 1879 Married, firstly, Ethel Dorothea Spicer, daughter of Rev. William Webb Spicer
28 November 1893 Married, secondly, Isabella Francis Drake, daughter of Henry Drake
20 February 1899 Son (later Lt.-Cmdr.) Noel Somerville Digby (died 1 January 1934) born
18 January 1920 Died (Street Fram Fouse, Bramley, Hants)1)
 
DateRank
11 November 1854Midshipman
6 July 1860Mate
31 August 1861Lieutenant
29 May 1872Commander
31 December 1879Captain
30 May 1893Retired Captain
1 January 1895Retired Rear-Admiral
????Retired Vice-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
11 November 185210 November 1854Naval cadet in Britannia
11 November 185413 March 1855Midshipman in Britannia
14 March 185512 May 1856Midshipman in Hastings
13 May 18569 January 1859Midshipman in Centurion
10 January 185919 January 1860Mate (acting) in Centurion
20 January 18604 April 1860Midshipman in Emerald
5 April 18605 July 1860Mate (acting) in Emerald
6 July 186030 August 1861Mate in Emerald
16 October 186115 November 1864Lieutenant in Warrior, commanded by Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane, Channel squadron2)
27 April 186517 January 1867Lieutenant in Caledonia
18 January 18671 April 1869Lieutenant in Royal Alfred
2 April 186924 May 1869Lieutenant in Minstrel3)
25 May 18695 August 1869Lieutenant in Royal Alfred
6 August 186925 July 1872Lieutenant in Cherub4)
21 November 187225 March 1874Commander (2ic) in Rattlesnake, commanded by John Edmund Commerell, flagship of Commodore John Edmund Commerell, Cape of Good Hope and west coast of Africa5)
26 August 18741 May 1879Commander in Sappho
1 August 187914 January 1880Commander in President, drill ship for Royal Naval Reserve, West India Docks
6 November 188221 April 1886Captain in Northampton, flagship of Vice-Admiral John Edmund Commerell, North America and West Indies6)
12 December 18879 August 1889Captain in Dreadnought, Mediterranean7)
14 August 18896 September 1889Additional Captain in Royal Adelaide, harbour service8)
7 September 18897 September 1892Captain in Britannia, training ship for Naval cadets, Dartmouth
1)Mrs Sibella Frances Digby, widow, executrix. Probate granted at the Principal Probate Registry 15 Mar 1920. Gross value
2)Superseded at own request
3)Superseded at own request
4)Mail steamer to 4 September 1869; v[ictuals] o[nly] Aboukir, D[ismissed] 8 Nov 1869. On passage mail steamer from 6 July 1872
5)M[ail] s[teamer] from 6 December 1872 to suply, Torch, D[ismissed] 4 January 1873
6)On passage to 15 December 1882
7)On passage 21 November - 11 December 1887, on passage 10 -13 August 1889
8)Awaiting appointment

Source: Admiralty Record of Service ADM 196/14, folio 1039


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