William John Samuel Pullen R.N.
William John Samuel Pullen R.N.

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William John Samuel Pullen R.N.Explanation
Second child and eldest son of Lieutenant William Pullen and Amelia Mary Haswell
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
4 December 1813 Born (Devonport)
11 January 1887 Died (Torquay)
9 November 1846Lieutenant
24 January 1850Commander
10 May 1856Captain
1 April 1870Retired Captain
Date fromDate toService
20 February 1852September 1854Commander in North Star, particular service, part of Sir Edward Belchers expedition searching for Sir John Franklins' ill-fated 1845 North-West Passage expedition. Initially a depot ship at Beechey island, North Star took the crews of the other vessels home when they all became trapped in the ice
23 November 18546 February 1855Commander in Perseverance, Woolwich
7 February 185510 May 1856Commander in Falcon (from commissioning at Portsmouth), Portsmouth, then the Baltic during the Russian War
15 September 1857 Captain in Cyclops, East Indies and China
27 May 1869 Captain in Valiant, commanded by James Hope, Coast Guard, River Shannon (and, May 1869, cruise of the Reserve Fleet)

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