Erasmus Ommanney R.N.
Erasmus Ommanney R.N.


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Erasmus Ommanney R.N.Explanation
Seventh son, in a family of eight sons and three daughters, of Sir Francis Molyneux Ommanney (1774?-1840), a naval agent and (1818-1826) MP for Barnstaple
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
22 May 1814 Born (London)
27 February 1844 Married, firstly, Emily Mary (1818-1857), eldest daughter of Samuel Smith (1787-????), of H.M. Dockyard, Malta
4 June 1848 F.R.S. (Fellow of the Royal Society)
22 April 1862 Married, secondly, Mary (1825-1906), daughter of Thomas Arthur Stone (1796-????) of Curzon Street, London
13 March 1867 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
13 August 1877 Knighted for his scientific work in the Arctic
26 June 1902 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
21 December 1904 Died (St Michael's vicarage, Southsea, Hampshire)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
15 July 1826Entered Navy
10 December 1835Lieutenant
9 October 1840Commander
9 November 1846Captain
12 November 1864Rear-Admiral
14 July 1871Vice-Admiral
1 January 1875Retired Vice-Admiral
1 August 1877Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
8 June 183310 February 1834Midshipman in Undaunted, commanded by Captain Edward Harvey, Cape of Good Hope, Africa and East Indies
17 March 183410 December 1835Mate in Royal George, commanded by Captain Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence
28 December 183526 September 1836Lieutenant in Cove, transport, commanded by James Clark Ross, ordered to Baffin's Bay to release a number of whalers caught in the ice
9 October 183630 August 1837Lieutenant in Pique, commanded by Captain Henry John Rous, Lisbon
18 October 183710 October 1840Lieutenant in Donegal, commanded by John Drake, flag-lieutenant to his uncle, Sir John Acworth Ommanney, Lisbon and the Mediterranean
18 September 184115 November 1844Commander in Vesuvius (until paying off at Woolwich), Mediterranean
18471848Carrying into effect relief measures and the new poor law during the famine in Ireland
28 February 185015 October 1851Captain in Assistance, in Horatio Thomas Austin's squadron in search of Sir John FranklinExternal link.
4 December 18513 April 1854Deputy controller-general of the coastguard
4 April 18542 February 1855Captain in Eurydice, White Sea (during the Russian War, together with Miranda, Edmund Moubray Lyons, and Brisk, Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour), then (November 1854) North America and West Indies
3 February 185519 May 1856Captain in Hawke (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Sheerness), the Baltic, as senior officer in the Gulf of Riga during the Russian War, and then at Falmouth
23 October 18572 March 1860Captain in Brunswick (until paying off at Plymouth), West Indies (senior officer at Colón when the filibuster William WalkerExternal link attempted to invade Nicaragua), then (1858) the Channel, and then (1859) the Mediterranean
25 April 186231 December 1864Captain in Procris, Captain superintendent of Gibraltar dockyard


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