Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell R.N.
Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell R.N.

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Charles Frederick Alexander Shadwell R.N.Explanation
Fourth son of Sir Lancelot Shadwell (1779-1850)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
31 January 1814 Born
5 December 1853 C.B. (Companion of the Bath).
6 June 1861 Fellow of the Royal Society.
24 May 1873 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
1 March 1886 Died.
According to the DNB 'Despite his long, and in some instances brilliant, service, Shadwell had rather the temperament of a student than of a warrior He was deeply attached to the study of nautical astronomy, on different details of which he published a large number of pamphlets. For many years he was engaged on a work on the subject, which gradually assumed almost encyclopaedic proportions without ever reaching his high ideal of completeness; and it was still unfinished at his death'.
Obituary in the Times newspaper
1827Entered Royal Naval Colle
28 June 1838Lieutenant
27 June 1846Commander
25 February 1853Captain
15 January 1869Rear-Admiral
20 April 1875Vice-Admiral
1879Retired Vice-Admiral
2 August 1879Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
28 June 1838 Lieutenant in Castor, commanded by Edward Collier, Mediterranean (including operations on the coast of Syria in 1840)
3 December 18414 July 1846Lieutenant in Fly, commanded by Francis Price Blackwood, East Indies (surveying Torres Straits and northern coast of Australia)
2 February 1850 Commander in Sphinx, East Indies (including 2nd Burma war)
1 August 18562 January 1860Captain in Highflyer (from commissioning at Portsmouth), East Indies and China (present, during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War), at capture of Canton in December 1857, and attack on Peiho forts on 25 June 1859, when a wound rendered him permanently lame)
18 February 1861August 1862Captain in Aboukir, Channel squadron, then (November 1861) Mediterranean, then (February 1862) West Indies
8 October 1862June 1864Captain in Hastings (from commissioning), flagship of Rear-Admiral Lewis Tobias Jones, Queenstown
21 June 18641869Captain-Superintendent of Gosport victualling-yard and of Haslar Hospital.
30 August 187131 August 1874Commander-in-chief, China (apparently still on the station in January 1875).

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