Naval officer and hydrographer. Lieutenant on H.M.S. Beagle, 1831–6. Surveyed the Falkland Islands in H.M.S. Arrow, 1838–9. Commander of H.M.S. Philomel, 1842–6. Resided in the Falkland Islands, 1848–51. Commanded H.M.S. Lightning in the Baltic, 1854–5. Naval officer in the marine department of the Board of Trade, 1856–65. Admiral, 1877. Knighted, 1869.
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