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John Lort Stokes


Naval officer. Midshipman on HMS Beagle, 1825–30; mate and assistant surveyor, 1831–6; lieutenant, 1837–41; commander, 1841–3. Captain on HMS Acheron, surveying off New Zealand, 1847–51; on half pay, 1851–60; employed surveying the Channel coasts, 1860–3; rear admiral, 1864; vice-admiral, 1871; admiral, 1877.



Navy list 1847–64

O’Byrne 1849.


Navy list: The navy list. London: John Murray; Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. 1815–1900.

O’Byrne, William R. 1849. A naval biographical dictionary: comprising the life and services of every living officer in Her Majesty’s Navy, from the rank of admiral of the fleet to that of lieutenant, inclusive. London: John Murray.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.