James Fitzjames R.N.
James Fitzjames R.N.

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James Fitzjames R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1850 Died (on Franklin's fatal last expedition to find a North-West passage); exact date unknown
25 August 1825Entered Navy
19 January 1838Lieutenant
23 December 1842Commander
31 December 1845Captain
Date fromDate toService
19 January 1838 Lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Thomas Hastings, gunnery ship, Portsmouth
13 October 1838 Lieutenant in Ganges, commanded by Barrington Reynolds, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
27 May 184123 December 1842Lieutenant in Cornwallis, commanded by Peter Richards, flagship of Rear-Admiral William Parker, East Indies (including the first Anglo-Chinese war)
30 December 1842 Commander in Clio, East Indies
4 March 1845 Commander (2ic) in Erebus, commanded by James Clark Ross, patricular service (together with Terror, Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier, the ill-fated British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848, led by Franklin, and sent by the Admiralty to search for a Northwest Passage beyond Lancaster Sound and Barrow Strait in the unexplored region south-west of Barrow Strait)
11 June 18471850Acting Captain in Erebus, after Sir John Franklin died, and until he himself died

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