Henry Frederick Stephenson R.N.
Henry Frederick Stephenson R.N.

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Henry Frederick Stephenson R.N.Explanation
Son of Henry F Stephenson and nephew of Henry Keppel
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
7 June 1842 Born
1897 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
1901 (G.C.V.O.) Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order
5 December 1903 Married Hon. Charlotte Elizabeth Eleanor (d. 1923), daughter of Alexander Fraser, 17th Baron Saltoun of Abernethy
1904 Appointed Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod
16 December 1919 Died
18 December 1855Entered Navy
7 June 1861Lieutenant
26 April 1868Commander
6 January 1875Captain
4 August 1890Rear-Admiral
10 October 1896Vice-Admiral
7 December 1901Admiral
1904Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
18 December 1855 Naval Cadet in St Jean d'Acre, commanded by Henry Keppel, the Black Sea during the Russian War
1 September 185614 April 1857Naval Cadet in Raleigh, commanded by Henry Keppel, East Indies and China, (including 2nd Anglo-Chinese War) (until wrecked near Macaw when the ship struck an uncharted rock; all saved)
(June 1857) Midshipman in Pearl, commanded by Edward Southwell Sotheby, serving with Pearl's Naval Brigade during the Indian Mutiny
20 September 1861 Lieutenant in Emerald, commanded by Arthur Cumming, Channel squadron
19 May 1862 Lieutenant in Cormorant
30 March 1866 Lieutenant and commander in Heron, North America and West Indies
18 January 186726 April 1868Lieutenant in Rodney, commanded by Algernon Charles Fieschi Heneage, flagship of Vice-Admiral Henry Keppel, China (Flag-lieutenant)
(September 1868)24 September 1868Commander in Rattler, China, until wrecked on north coast of Yesso (modern Hokkaido), Japan (struck an unknown reef, all saved)
(1871)22 August 1871Commander (2ic) in Iron Duke
22 August 1871 Commander (2ic) in Caledonia, commanded by Chandos Scudamore Scudamore Stanhope, Mediterranean
15 April 1875 Captain in Discovery (from commissioning at Portsmouth), for the British Arctic expedition of 1875-6, led by George Strong Nares in Alert
15 September 1880 Captain in Carysfort (from commissioning at Sheerness), 1880 Flying squadron
17 September 188621 December 1887Captain in Dreadnought, Mediterranean
4 May 189319 June 1896Commander-in-chief, Pacific
7 June 189720 December 1898Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron
19021904First and principal Naval aide-de-camp to King Edward VII

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