William Montagu Dowell R.N.
William Montagu Dowell R.N.

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William Montagu Dowell R.N.Explanation
Second son of Rev. W Dowell, vicar of Holme Lacey, Herefordshire
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
2 August 1825 Born
1855 Married his cousin, Caroline Johnna, daughter of Captain John Pike, R.N.
17 November 1882 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
25 May 1895 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
1904 Received the freedom of Bideford, Devon
27 December 1912 Died (Ford, near Bideford, Devon)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
1839Entered Navy
25 October 1847Lieutenant
13 November 1854Commander
26 February 1858Captain
11 December 1875Rear-Admiral
20 January 1880Vice-Admiral
1 July 1885Admiral
2 August 1890Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
21 April 1848 Additional Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Henry Ducie Chads, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
30 May 1850 Lieutenant (gunnery) in Albion, commanded by William James Hope Johnstone, Mediterranean
2 July 1851 Lieutenant (gunnery) in Albion, commanded by Stephen Lushington, Mediterranean (and Black Sea during the Russian War)
24 January 1856 Commander (2ic) in Rodney, commanded by George Knyvett Wilson, to the Black Sea to bring home troops after the Russian War
January 1857 Commander in Hornet, East Indies and China
24 September 186223 November 1864Captain in Barrosa (from commissioning at Chatham), China (including the bombardment of Simonoseki)
24 November 186423 September 1865Captain in Euryalus (until paying off at Portsmouth), flagship of Admiral Augustus Leopold Kuper, East Indies and China
26 January 186616 June 1866Captain in Topaze (from commissioning at Plymouth), going out to the Pacific
16 June 186617 November 1866Captain in Leander (until paying off at Sheerness), coming back from the Pacific
6 September 186716 February 1871Commodore in Rattlesnake (from commissioning at Plymouth), Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope and west coast of Africa
11 January 18725 June 1874Captain in Hercules (until paying off at Portsmouth), Channel squadron
18771878Second-in-command, Channel squadron
18781880Commander-in-chief, Queenttown (flag in Revenge)
17 April 18823 December 1883Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
3 January 18841 September 1885Commander-in-chief, China station
15 December 18884 August 1890Commander-in-chief, Devonport
1891 Chairman of the Committee of the Naval Exhibition at Chelsea

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