Augustus Leopold Kuper R.N.
Augustus Leopold Kuper R.N.

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Augustus Leopold Kuper R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
16 August 1809 Born
19 June 1837 Married Emma Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir James John Gordon Bremer
21 January 1842 C.B. (Companion of the Bath), for service in China
25 February 1864 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
2 June 1869 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
28 October 1885 Died
Kuper Island in the Strait of Georgia, off the east coast of Vancouver Island, is named for him (in 1851-3 he surveyed the area in Thetis).
20 February 1830Lieutenant
27 July 1839Commander
8 June 1841Captain
29 July 1861Rear-Admiral
6 April 1866Vice-Admiral
20 October 1872Admiral
1876Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
17 October 1831 Lieutenant in Savage, commanded by Lord Edward Russell, Irish station
9 April 1832 Lieutenant in Nimrod, commanded by Lord Edward Russell, off the coast of Spain
27 August 1833 Lieutenant in Nimrod, commanded by John Macdougall, coasts of Spain and Portugal
30 March 1836 Lieutenant in Minden, commanded by Alexander Renton Sharpe, Lisbon
10 July 1837 Lieutenant in Alligator, commanded by James John Gordon Bremer, Australia
27 July 1839 Commander in Pelorus, Australia
5 March 1840 Acting Captain in Alligator, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
14 June 1841 Captain in Calliope, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
3 July 1850February 1854Captain in Thetis (from commissioning at Plymouth), south-east coast of America, then Pacific
13 August 185524 January 1856Captain in London, Mediterranean
8 February 186215 February 1864Commander-in-chief, East Indies and China (including the later stages of British involvement in Taiping rebellion and the Anglo-Japanese hostilities of 1863 - 1864) (flag in Euryalus)

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