Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal R.N.
Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal R.N.


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Alexander Thomas Emeric Vidal R.N.Explanation
Youngest of four children of Emeric Vidal RN.
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
30 August 1792 Born (Brentford, Middlesex, England)
23 October 1839 Married Sarah Antoinette (1813-1843), daughter of Henry Veicht (1781-1857) of Madeira
5 February 1863 Died (Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
 
DateRank
22 May 1807Entered Royal Naval College
6 February 1815Lieutenant
15 May 1823Commander
4 October 1825Captain
27 January 1851Rear-Admiral
17 June 1859Vice-Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
1 December 180323 November 18051st class Volunteer in Illustrious in the Channel, on the north coast of Spain, and in the West Indies
17 November 180925 February 1813Midshipman in Lavinia, Mediterranean, West India, Cadiz, and Lisbon stations
26 February 181314 March 1813Midshipman in Salvador del Mundo in home waters
15 March 181314 March 1814Midshipman in Niobe
20 April 18142 June 1814Midshipman in Cornwall
1814 Serving in Namur
5 October 18142 December 1814Midshipman in Conway
February 1815November 1815Lieutenant in Niobe as surveying officer in Canadian lakes
25 August 18181823Lieutenant in Levin in William Fitzwilliam OwenExternal link's surveying expedition to the coast of Africa (Levin, Barracouta, 1822 Table Bay, 1822-4 east coast of Africa to Zanzibar and Sychelles, 1825 west coast to the Gambia)
15 May 1823 Commander in Barracouta in Owen's expedition
1831 Captain in Pike (acquired 1813, schooner) briefly
15 September 18351838Captain in Aetna surveying on west coast of Africa
15 September 1841January 1845Captain in Styx surveying Azores
7 January 1845 Additional Captain in William and Mary, commanded by Francis Augustus Collier, for surveying service


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