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Hong Komg letter

"Iron Duke", at Hong Kong,
5th. January 1875

Sir,
I avail myself of the opportunity afforded me by your having handed over the charge of the Royal Naval Hospital at Mount Shadwell to your successor to express to you my very cordial appreciation of the able and efficient manner in which you have conducted the various duties connected with that Establishment.
The new Establishment on shore, differing widely in many of its

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William Loney Esqre. Deputy Inspector General R.N.

Hong Komg letter

its essential requirements from the formed Hospital afloat aboard the "Melville", bears evidence in numerous ways of the care, good organisation and ability with which your administration of its concerns have been characterized.
The transfer of the Hospital from afloat to an establishment on shore has necessarily involved a great amount of details which required careful adjustment. The task of effecting the arrangements could not have fallen into better hands that yours, and I consider that the service is much indebted to you for the satisfactory condition in which you have placed the Naval Hospital, and in which you now transfer

Hong Komg letter

transfer it to the care of your successor.
I shall have much pleasure in bringing before the notice of the Admiralty the high opinion I entertain of your valuable services at Hong Kong.

I an, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
Ch. F.A. Shadwell
Vice Admiral

The signatory is Vice-Admiral Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell. He was C-in-C China station from 30 August 1871 to 31 August 1874.


Hong Komg letter

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"Iron Duke", at Hong Kong,
5th January, 1875

Sir,
I avail myself of the opportunity afforded me by your having handed over the charge of the Royal Naval Hospital at Mount Shadwell to your successor to express to you my very cordial appreciation of the able and efficient manner in which you have conducted the various duties connected with that Establishment.
The new Establishment on shore, differing widely in many of its essential requirements from the formed Hospital afloat aboard the "Melville", bear [sic] evidence in numerous ways of the care, good organisation and ability with which your administration of its concerns have been characterized.
The transfer of the Hospital from afloat to an establishment on shore has necessarily involved a great amount of details which required careful adjustment.
The task of effecting the arrangements could not have fallen into better hands that yours, and I consider that the service is much indebted to you for the satisfactory condition in which you have placed the Naval Hospital, and in which you now transfer it to the care of your successor.
I shall have much pleasure in bringing before the notice of the Admiralty the high opinion I entertain of your valuable services at Hong Kong.

I an, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
Ch. F. Shadwell
Vice Admiral

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William Loney, Esquire,
Deputy Inspector General


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