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Commerell, John Edmund

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Title Admiral of the Fleet (RN)
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Birth 13/01/1829 Death 21/05/1901
Place London Place London
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Country UK Country UK
Honours VC. GCB. Knight of the Legion of Honour (France). Order of the Medjidie 5th Class (Turkey).
Military Service
He was appointed as a First Class Volunteer RN (With seniority dated 08/03/1842). He was sent to serve on the China Station. He served in H.M.S. Agincourt. He served in H.M.S. Cornwallis. He served in H.M.S. Firebrand. He was appointed as an A/Mate RN 1848 serving in H.M.S. Comus. He attended the Royal Naval College. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 03/12/1848). He served in H.M.S. Dragon 1849. He served in H.M.S. Dauntless 1850. He served in H.M.S. Vulture 1854. He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 29/09/1855). He served in H.M.S. Weser (In command) 1855. He served in H.M.S. Snake (In command) 1856. He served in H.M.S. Fury (In command) 1857. He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 18/07/1859). He was appointed as a Commodore RN (With seniority dated 16/02/1861) serving in H.M.S. Rattlesnake as Senior Officer in command of H.M. Ships on the Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station in 1861. In 1866 he served in H.M.S. Terrible (in command) laying an Atlantic undersea cable. In 1869 he served in H.M.S. Monarch (In command). He was appointed as a Rear Admiral RN (With seniority dated 12/11/1876). He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 19/01/1881). He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief North America and West Indies Station (Flag in H.M.S. Northampton) 1882. He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 12/04/1886). He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth in 1888. He was appointed as a Admiral of the Fleet RN (With seniority dated 14/02/1892). (He retired on 13/01/1899.)
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MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Dictionary of National Biography; http://www.mem;
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