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Richard Wells R.N.

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Richard Wells R.N.Explanation
Son of F.O. Wells, B.C.S.
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
3 February 1833 Born
20 May 1896 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
9 October 1896 Died (London)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
November 1847Entered Navy
3 February 1855Lieutenant
12 December 1863Commander
6 July 1866Captain
30 October 1884Rear-Admiral
6 August 1890Vice-Admiral
11 March 1896Admiral
Date fromDate toService
15 May 1856 Lieutenant in Duke of Wellington, commanded by Henry Caldwell, flagship of Rear-Admiral Richard Saunders Dundas, Mediterranean
16 November 1860 Lieutenant in Immortalité, commanded by George Hancock, Mediterranean
8 November 186414 December 1864Commander (2ic) in Bombay, commanded by Colin Andrew Campbell, flagship of Rear-Admiral Charles Gilbert John Brydone Elliot, south east coast of America (until accidentally burnt off Montevideo, 91 died)
13 April 1865 Commander (2ic) in Narcissus, commanded by John Crawford Wilson, flagship of Rear-Admiral George Ramsay, south America
3 July 1869September 1869Captain in Revenge, to take Vice-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies, and a replacement crew for his flagship, Royal Alfred, to his station
1 September 1869 Captain in Royal Alfred, flagship of Vice-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, North America and West Indies
14 October 1873 Captain in Bellerophon (from commissioning at Portsmouth), flagship of Rear-Admiral George Greville Wellesley, North America and West Indies
10 June 1877 Captain in Agincourt, flagship of John Edmund Commerell on the Mediterranean station
12 December 1878  in Asia, Captain of the Steam reserve, Portsmouth
(21 August 1880)22 September 1883Captain in Britannia
29 March 18881 September 1890Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope and west coast of Africa
10 December 189410 June 1896Commander-in-chief, the Nore

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