Nicholas Vansittart R.N.
Nicholas Vansittart R.N.

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Nicholas Vansittart R.N.Explanation
Fifth son of Arthur Vansittart, of Shottesbrook, Berkshire
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1820 Born
17 July 1859 Died (at Shanghai) while in command of Magicienne and after being severely injured during the unsuccessful attack on the Peiho forts during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War)
3 February 1832Entered Navy
23 December 1842Lieutenant
7 January 1847Commander
17 April 1854Captain
Date fromDate toService
18 January 18437 January 1847Lieutenant in Agincourt, commanded by Henry William Bruce, flagship of Rear-Admiral Thomas John Cochrane, East Indies
7 June 1848 Commander in Frolic (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Mediterranean
26 January 185526 May 1856Captain in Magicienne (until paying off at Plymouth), the Baltic during the Russian War
29 May 1856 Captain in Magicienne (from commissioning at Plymouth), Mediterranean, then East Indies and China

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