William Chimmo R.N.
William Chimmo R.N.


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William Chimmo R.N.Explanation
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
23 April 1826 Born (Cork, Ireland)
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
1860 Wrote 'Euryalus; tales of the sea, a few leaves from the diary of a midshipmanExternal link'
9 January 1860 Married Isabella (1837-1919), daughter of James Watson (1790-1855)
1870 Wrote 'Bed of the Atlantic; from one sounding of 12,000 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean, in latitude 47 north, longitude 23 west, are taken upwards of one hundred (microscopic drawings of) minute organisms'
30 October 1891 Died (Westdown Lodge, Wyke Regis, Dorset, England)
 
DateRank
2 January 1848Mate
2 October 1850Lieutenant
4 January 1864Commander
1 October 1873Retired Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
2 January 184818 September 1850Mate in Herald, commanded by Captain Henry Kellett, Pacific, conducting (together with Pandora, James Wood) a preliminary survey of the British Columbia coast following the Oregon boundary dispute with the United States
19 September 18501 October 1850Acting lieutenant in Herald, commanded by Captain Henry Kellett, Pacific
2 October 185016 June 1851Lieutenant in Herald, commanded by Captain Henry Kellett, Pacific
22 August 185110 December 1851Lieutenant in Fisgard, commanded by Commodore Henry Eden, Woolwich
18 February 185211 December 1855Lieutenant and commander in Torch, surveying, tender to Herald, Fiji Islands
10 January 18569 December 1856additional lieutenant in Juno, commanded by Captain Stephen Grenville Fremantle, Australia, for special service
24 May 185815 January 1862Lieutenant and commander in Seagull, surveying, tender to Porcupine
16 January 18623 January 1864additional Lieutenant in Fisgard, commanded by Commodore Frederick William Erskine Nicolson, Woolwich, surveying
4 January 186431 March 1864additinal Commander in Fisgard, commanded by Commodore Frederick William Erskine Nicolson, Woolwich, surveying
12 May 186530 June 1865Coast Guard
1 July 18655 October 1868Commander in Gannet (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth), West Indies
22 April 18704 April 1873Commander in Nassau, China, surveying


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