William Houston Stewart R.N.
William Houston Stewart R.N.

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William Houston Stewart R.N.Explanation
Son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Houston Stewart (1791-1875)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
7 September 1822 Born (Kirkmichael House, Ayrshire)
20 February 1850 Married, firstly, Catherine Elizabeth (1829-1867), only daughter of Eyre Coote (1806-1834) of West Park, Hampshire
11 January 1872 Married, secondly, Blanche Caroline (1845-1927), daughter of Keith Stewart, R.N.
2 June 1877 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
21 June 1887 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
13 November 1901 Died (London)
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
Obituary in the Times newspaper
29 April 1835Entered Navy
26 September 1842Lieutenant
19 May 1848Commander
9 July 1854Captain
1 April 1870Rear-Admiral
12 November 1876Vice-Admiral
23 November 1881Admiral
30 March 1885Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
29 June 1842March 1843Lieutenant in Volage, commanded by William Dickson, North America and West Indies
March 1843 Lieutenant in Illustrious, commanded by John Elphinstone Erskine, flagship of Vice-Admiral Charles Adam, North America and West Indies
1844 Lieutenant in Ringdove, commanded by William Daniell, west coast of Africa
28 November 18451847Lieutenant in Grampus, commanded by Henry Byam Martin, Pacific
1847 Studied steam engineering at Woolwich
5 August 18511853Commander in Virago, Pacific (recapturing the Chilean colony of Punta Arenas in the Strait of Magellan from revolutionaries)
9 July 1854 Acting captain in Firebrand, Black Sea during the Russian War
2 February 1855 Captain in Dragon, the Baltic during the Russian War
4 May 18573 May 1860Captain in Impregnable, flagship of Vice-Admiral Barrington Reynolds, Plymouth
3 May 1860June 1863Captain in Marlborough, flagship of Vice-Admiral William Fanshawe Martin, Mediterranean
19 November 186330 November 1868Superintendent of Chatham dockyard
3 January 1866 Captain in Wellesley, guard ship of ordinary, Chatham
13 July 187021 November 1871Superintendent of Devonport dockyard
20 November 187128 April 1872Superintendent of Portsmouth dockyard
29 April 18721 December 1881Controller of the Navy
1 December 18811 December 1884Commander-in-chief, Devonport

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