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James Crawford Caffin R.N.Explanation
Third son of William Caffin of the Royal Laboratory, Woolwich, and his wife, Bethia
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1 March 1812 Born
21 September 1843 Married Fanny Brouncker (died 1871), youngest daughter of William Atfield of Cosham House, Hants.
5 July 1854 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
1863 Naval Aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria.
7 December 1868 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath), civil.
24 May 1883 Died (Blackheath)
 
DateRank
12 August 1824Entered Navy
28 June 1838Lieutenant
7 March 1842Commander
11 October 1847Captain
2 December 1865Retired Rear-Admiral
2 November 1871Retired Vice-Admiral
1 August 1877Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
12 August 182410 May 18251st class Volunteer in Pylades
18 January 1826 1st class Volunteer in Brisk
July 1827 Midshipman in Cambrian, frigate, 48 guns, Capt Gawen William Hamilton, at battle of Navarino (Britain/France/Russia v Turkey/Egypt)
18281831Midshipman in Gloucester
18281831Midshipman in Protector
18281831Midshipman in Donegal
18281831Midshipman in Hermes
18281831Midshipman in Gloucester
18281831Midshipman in Messanger
31 January 1828 Midshipman in Cambrian, frigate when wrecked off Gramvousa Island, west of Crete, after collision with Iris
18311834Mate in Flamer
1834 Mate in Excelent gunnery school
18?? Gunnery Mate in Asia
17 October 1838 Gunnery Lieutenant in Excellent
2 October 1841 Lieutenant in Queen, commanded by George Frederick Rich, fitting for the flag of Sir Edward William Campbell Rich Owen in the Mediteranean
26 November 1845 Commander in Scourge, Channel squadron
27 March 1854March 1855Captain in Penelope, the Baltic during the Russian War. Present at the reduction of Bomarsund (Clowes, VI, 424: "On the 10th [Aug 1854] while passing the fortress, the Penelope, 16, paddle, Captain James Crawford Caffin, went ashore under the enemy's fire, and had to throw her guns overboard ere, much mauled by the enemy's red-hot shot, she could be floated off. She was struk 21 times, and had 2 men killed and 3 wounded... Happily no blame was attributed to Captain Caffin".
6 February 185521 August 1855Captain in Hastings, the Baltic during the Russian War
September 18551858Director-General of Naval Ordinance.
18581868Director of Stores, War Department.
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