Charles John Austen R.N.
Charles John Austen R.N.

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Charles John Austen R.N.Explanation
Son of Reverend George Austen (and brother of the novelist, Jane Austen)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
13 June 1779 Born (Bath, Somerset, England)
19 May 1807 Married, firstly, Frances Fitzwilliam (1790-1814) , youngest daughter of John Grove Palmer (1745-1832), Attorney-General of Bermuda
7 August 1820 Married, secondly, Harrier Ebel Palmer (1786-1867), elder sister of his first wife
1840 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service during the bombardment of St Jean d'Acre on 3 November 1840
7 October 1852 Died (Prome, Burma, in command of the British expedition during the Second Anglo-Burmese War )
13 December 1797Lieutenant
10 October 1804Commander
10 May 1810Captain
9 November 1846Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
13 December 1797 Lieutenant in Scorpion
December 1798 Lieutenant in Tamar
16 February 1799 Lieutenant in Endymion, until ship paid off at the peace
April 1803 Lieutenant in Endymion again
10 October 18041809Commander in Indian (1804, sloop), on the North American station
10 May 1810 Captain in Swiftsure
25 September 1810 Captain in Cleopatra (1779, fifth rate)
20 November 181130 September 1814Captain in Namur (1756, second rate), the Nore
September 181420 February 1816Captain in Phoenix (1783, fifth rate), until the vessel was wrecked during a hurricane near Smyrna, due to the ignorance of her pilots
2 June 1826December 1828Captain in Aurora, second in command on the Jamaica station
1828December 1830Captain in Winchester, flagship of Edward Griffith Colpoys, until invalided
14 April 1838June 1841Captain in Bellerophon, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
14 January 18507 October 1852Commander-in-chief, East Indies and China (until de died, off Prome in the River Irrawaddi, during the second Anglo-Burmese war), flag in Hastings

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