O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'

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The following is the entry for Charles Wise in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

WISE. (Captain, 1847.)

Charles Wise entered the Navy 12 Nov. 1822; passed his examination in 1829; obtained his first commission 24 Dec. 1833; served, from 29 Aug. 1835 until paid off at the commencement of 1840, part of the time as Senior Lieutenant, in the Rodney 92, Capt. Hyde Parker, on the Mediterranean station; and on 5 April, 1841, was appointed, in the capacity last mentioned, to the Cornwallis 72, fitting for the flag of Sir Wm. Parker, whom he accompanied to the coast of China. He commanded a small division of boats subsequently at the destruction of 30 fire-boats at Chusan, and was present at the capture of Woosung, Shanghae, and Chin-Kiang-Foo. For his conduct he was promoted to the rank of Commander 23 Dec. 1842, and was reappointed, 27 of the same mouth, to the Cornwallis. In Nov. 1844 he returned to England; he was again, 1 March, 1845, nominated Second Captain to Sir Wm. Parker in the Hibernia 104, in the Mediterranean; and on the death at Malta of Capt. Nicholas Lockyer of the Albion 90, he was promoted, 28 Feb. 1847, into the vacancy thereby occasioned. The Hibernia, at the period of the occurrence, was lying off Lisbon. Since 3 Aug. 1848 Capt. Wise has been afresh serving in her as Flag-Captain to Sir W. Parker. Agents ? Messrs. Stilwell.

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