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Erskine, James Elphinstone

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 02/12/1838 Death (nk)
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Honours KCB.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RN in 1852. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 01/01/1858). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 28/06/1858). He was appointed as a Commander RN (With seniority dated 04/08/1862). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 04/11/1868). He was appointed as AdC to HM Queen Victoria. He was appointed as a Commodore RN (With seniority dated 21/01/1882) as Senior Officer In Command of Ships on the Australia Station 1882. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 18/01/1886). He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral RN (With seniority dated 14/02/1892). He served as Commander-in-Chief North America and West Indies Station (Flag in H.M.S. Crescent (1st Class Screw Cruiser)) 1895. He carried his Flag in H.M.S. Crescent 1895. He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 23/08/1897).
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MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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