Henry Kellett R.N.
Henry Kellett R.N.

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Henry Kellett R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
2 November 1806 Born
2 June 1869 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
1 March 1875 Died
7 January 1822Entered Navy
15 September 1828Lieutenant
1 May 1841Commander
23 December 1842Captain
16 June 1862Rear-Admiral
8 April 1868Vice-Admiral
1871Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
18231826Serving in Ringdove, West Indies
18261831Serving in Eden, west coast of Africa
7 November 1831 Lieutenant in Aetna
29 October 1835 Lieutenant and commander in Starling, South America , later East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
10 February 1842 Commander in Starling, East Indies
8 February 184516 June 1851Captain in Herald, Pacific, conducting (together with Pandora, James Wood) a preliminary survey of the British Columbia coast following the Oregon boundary dispute with the United States
10 February 18521855Captain in Resolute, particular service: searching, together with Assistance (Sir Edward Belcher), Pioneer (Sherard Osborn, tender to Assistance) and Intrepid (McClintock, tender to Resolute) and for Sir John Franklins' ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition, until abandoned at Dealy Island (on 16 September 1855 she was found by Capt. James Buddington of the American whaler George Henry in ice in the Davis Strait off Baffin Island, she was then refitted by the US Navy and on 12 December she returned to Portsmouth)
3 August 185516 March 1857Commodore in Termagant, senior officer, West Indies
16 March 1857 Commodore in Imaum, senior officer, West Indies
26 November 1864 Admiral superintendent of Malta dockyard (flag in Hibernia)
17 July 186930 August 1871Commander-in-chief, China (flag in Ocean)

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