Louis Geneste R.N.
Louis Geneste R.N.

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Louis Geneste R.N.Explanation
Son of Charles Geneste, of Douglas, isle of Man
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
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28 June 1854Lieutenant
11 April 1866Commander
Date fromDate toService
August 1854 Lieutenant in Conflict, commanded by Arthur Cumming
1 December 1855 Lieutenant in Victory, commanded by George Thomas Gordon, flagship of Rear-Admiral Thomas John Cochrane, Portsmouth
January 185628 May 1856Lieutenant and commander in Herring (from commissioning at Woolwich until paying off at Sheerness)
17 June 1856 Lieutenant in Victory, commanded by James Robert Drummond, flagship of Vice-Admiral George Francis Seymour, Portsmouth
24 July 1856 Lieutenant in Brunswick, commanded by Henry Broadhead, Mediterranean
1 September 1859 Lieutenant in Topaze, commanded by John Welbore Sunderland Spencer, Pacific
24 February 1864 Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Astley Cooper Key, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
20 December 1864 Lieutenant in Hibernia, commanded by Robert Beazley Harvey, Malta, flagship of the Admiral superintendent
5 January 18712 September 18711)
1)"Louis Geneste… was tried by court-martial at Devonport on Friday last on board the Impregnable, Rear Admiral Chads, president, on a charge of drunkenness, and the charge being proved, he was dismissed the service." London Standard, 3 May 1858. His Admiralty service record ADM 196/36/1249 adds "14 June 1880 refused restoration (but see papers in which W. Smith expressed his intention had he remained in office of granting it). He has a compassionate allowance of £50 a year"

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