William Cox Chapman R.N.
William Cox Chapman R.N.

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William Cox Chapman R.N.Explanation
Son of Frederick John Chapman (1771-1854)
Married Catherine Elizabeth Chadwick
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
19 July 1826 Born (North Hyde, Middlesex)
15 May 1895 Died (Battersea, Surrey)
2 November 1841Entered Navy
11 November 1848Lieutenant
17 June 1859Commander
11 April 1866Captain
1 January 1881Retired Captain
31 December 1882Retired Rear-Admiral
15 December 1888Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
8 November 184727 January 1848Mate in Caledonia, commanded by Captain Manley Hall Dixon, Devonport
28 January 184830 March 1848Mate in San Josef, commanded by Captain Henry John Leeke, flagship Devonport
31 March 184810 December 1848Acting Lieutenant in Champion, commanded by Commander John Montagu Hayes, Pacific
11 December 18489 January 1852Lieutenant in Champion, commanded by Commander John Montagu Hayes, Pacific
29 June 18521 April 1856Lieutenant in Trincomalee, commanded by Captain Wallace Houston, Pacific (including 1854 Anglo-French squadron during the Russian War)
9 April 185824 December 1859Lieutenant and commander in Spitfire, west coast of Africa
10 January 186128 April 1862Coast Guard, Fleetwood
29 April 18621 December 1864Commander in Ariel (until paying off at Portsmouth), Cape of Good Hope
11 May 186524 April 1866Commander in Winchester, Drill Ship for the Royal Naval Reserve, Aberdeen
20 April 187117 June 1876Captain in Dido (from commissioning at Portsmouth until paying off at Portsmouth), west coast of Africa, then (May 1872) Australia
1 January 18786 January 1881Captain in Valiant, Coast Guard, River Shannon (1879 with the Channel squadron)

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