Henry Joseph Challis R.N.
Henry Joseph Challis R.N.

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Henry Joseph Challis R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
19 May 1833 Born
13 November 1854Lieutenant1)
11 September 1865Commander
1 October 1873Retired Captain
Date fromDate toService
22 December 18529 December 1854Mate in Firebrand, commanded by Captain Hyde Parker, Mediterranean (and, 1854, Black Sea during the Russian War)
10 December 18546 August 1856Lieutenant in Firebrand, commanded by Captain William Moorsom, Black Sea during the Russian War
26 December 185626 August 1857Lieutenant in Blenheim, commanded by Captain Frederick Thomas Pelham, guard ship, Portsmouth
27 August 185715 February 1859Lieutenant in Leopard, commanded by Captain James Francis Ballard Wainwright, West Indies, and temporarily assisting Agamemnon laying the Atlantic cable (initiated 16 August 1858, but stopped working only a couple of weeks later), then flagship of Rear-Admiral Stephen Lushington, south-east coast of America and West Indies
25 April 185923 April 1860Lieutenant in Hannibal, commanded by Captain Matthew Connolly, Mediterranean
24 April 18603 January 1863Lieutenant in Scylla, commanded by Captain Rowley Lambert, Mediterranean
1 April 186330 September 1865Lieutenant and commander in Lizard, Sheerness, tender to Formidable
10 February 186627 June 1866Commander (2ic) in Doris, commanded by Captain Charles Vesey, North America and West Indies
3 January 186726 January 1870Inspecting commander of Coast Guard, Montrose (Angus, Scotland) and Southsea (Hampshire, England)
15 April 187011 October 1871Commander in Rosario, Australia
12 October 187127 November 1871Acting Captain in Blanche, Australia
28 November 187112 March 1874Commander in Rosario, Australia
1)"In consideration of the attack on the forts of Sebastopol, on the 17th of October 1854" - London Gazette of 5 January 1855

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