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PostSubject: Admiral Francis W. Sullivan, KCB, CMG, FRGS   Admiral Francis W. Sullivan, KCB, CMG, FRGS EmptySat Mar 12, 2011 11:49 pm

Francis William Sullivan: Born 31 May 1834

1848 entered the Royal Navy
1849/51(?) Midshipman
27 Aug 1854 Mate
22 Feb 1856 Lieutenant
28 Jun 1859 Commander
9 Nov 1863 Captain
16 Oct 1876 Commodore
30 Dec 1878 Rear Admiral
31 Mar 1885 Vice Admiral
5 Aug 1890 Admiral
25 Feb 1892 Retired

1851 Midshipman on HMS Castor during Kaffir war, (Medal)

27 Feb 1854 Mate on HMS London (Mediterranean). At Sebastopol; present in boats at landing at old Fort; attack on Sebastopol.

15 Jun 1854 Mate on the "Glatton" (Floating Battery)

22 Feb 1855 Lieutenant, on the HMS Sphinx (Mediterranean) and in command of her tender "Bocuda" in Black sea (Crimean and Turkish Medals, Sebastopol Clasp, Sardinian Medal)

18 Apr 1857 Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Grey on HMS Castor (replaced by HMS Boscawen), Flag Ship, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa)

Aug 1859 Commander on HMS Conflict (Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa)

14 Dec 1859 Commander on the HMS Greyhound (Steam Sloop, Mediterranean) on coast of Syria, 1860-61, during Maronite and Druse disturbances. (17 Aug 1861 married Agnes Bell at the Cathedral, Gibraltar. Agnes was the daughter of the Hon. Mr. Sidney Bell, one of H.M.’s Judges at the Cape of Good Hope.)

24 Jun 1862 Commander on the HMS Harrier (Australia Station), 1862-64; Senior Officer on the outbreak of hostilities in New Zealand; organized and commanded Waikato flotilla until arrival of Commodore Sir W. Wiseman, and subsequently chief of his staff until relieved in command of " Harrier " by Commander Hay; present at the action on Koheron Heights, battle of Rangariri, and several minor affairs; promoted to Captain and C.B. for this service (New Zealand Medal)

4 Jul 1866 Captain on HMS Tamar (Troopship)

15 Mar 1870 Captain on HMS Volage (Corvette, Channel Squadron)

1 Dec 1870 Captain on HMS Immortalite (Frigate, Detached Squadron)

17 Mar 1874 Captain on HMS Resistance (Iron Steam Ship, Channel Squadron)

1 Mar 1875 Captain on HMS Duke of Wellington (Flagship of Port Admiral, Portsmouth)

16 Oct 1876 Captain (Commodore 2nd Class) on HMS Active (Corvette, Flag Ship) Commander in Chief, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa stations during the old Colony war, 1877-78, received the thanks of both Houses of Cape Parliament, the Governor, etc.; C.M.G. for this service; in Natal during the Zulu war, 1878-79, received the thanks of Sir Bartle Frere and General Lord Chelmsford for co-operation, K.C.B. for this service (Zulu Medal, clasp 1877-8-9)

1 Jan 1877 A.D.C. to the Queen (From 1 Jan 1877 to 30 Dec 1878)

6 Dec 1881 Rear Admiral on HMS Inconstant (Flag Ship, Detached Squadron) joined Admiral Sir Beauchamp Seymour off Alexandria with the Squadron, 19th July, 1882, employed under him off Alexandria till 20th August, then Senior Officer at Fort Said till conclusion of war (Egyptian Medal, Khedive's Bronze Star, Medjidie 2nd class); thanks of both Houses of Parliament

14 Aug 1882 to 16 Mar 1883, Second in Command Channel Fleet

1 Apr 1883 Director of Transport

2 Feb 1906 Sir Francis W. Sullivan died at age 71.

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Admiral Sir Francis William Sullivan, 6th Baronet KCB CMG (31 May 1834 - 1906) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station.

Naval career Born the son of the Reverend Frederick Sullivan (fourth son of Sir Richard Sullivan, 1st Baronet), Sullivan was appointed a lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1856. Promoted to Captain in 1863, he commanded HMS Tamar, HMS Volage, HMS Immortalité and then HMS Duke of Wellington.He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station in 1876 and Commander-in-Chief of a Detached Squadron in 1881.

Family: 1861 he married Agnes Bell; they had two sons.


Francis William Sullivan R.N.
Date (from) (Date to) Personal
31 May 1834 Born
13 January 1877 Naval aide de camp to Queen Victoria
25 May 1878 C.M.G. (Companion of St Michael and St George)
27 November 1879 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)

Date Rank
22 February 1856 Lieutenant
28 June 1859 Commander
9 November 1863 Captain
30 December 1878 Rear-Admiral
31 March 1885 Vice-Admiral
5 August 1890 Admiral
25 February 1892 Retired Admiral

Date from Date to Service
22 February 1855 Lieutenant in Sphinx, commanded by Arthur Parry Eardley Wilmot, Mediterranean
14 December 1859 30 October 1861 Commander in Greyhound (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth), Mediterranean
24 June 1862 9 November 1863 Commander in Harrier, Australia (during the New Zealand War)
4 July 1866 Captain in Tamar
15 March 1870 1 December 1870 Captain in Volage, Channel squadron
1 December 1870 30 October 1871 Captain in Immortalité (from commissioning at Portsmouth), 1871 detached squadron
1 March 1875 1876 Captain in Duke of Wellington, flagship of the port admiral, Portsmouth...
1876 Commander-in-chief, Cape of Good Hope and West coast of Africa
6 December 1881 17 October 1882 Commander-in-chief, Detached Squadron
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"Admiral Sir Francis William Sullivan, 6th Bt., was Midshipman of Castor during Kaffir war 1851-52 (Medal); Mate of London before Sebastopol; present in boats at landing at old Fort; attack on Sebastopol; Mate of the Glatton and subsequently Lieutenant of the Sphinx, and in command of her tender Bocuda in Black Sea (Crimean and Turkish medals, Sebastopol Clasp, Sardinian Medal); promoted to Commander on west coast of Africa into the Conflict; Commander of the Greyhound on the coast of Syria, 1860-61, during Maronite and Druse disturbances.

Commanded the Harrier in New Zealand, 1862-64; Senior Officer on the outbreak of hostilities; organised and commanded Waikato flotilla until arrival of Commodore Sir W. Wiseman, and subsequently chief of his staff until relieved in command of Harrier by Commander Hay; present at the action on Koheron Heights, battle of Rangiriri, and several minor affairs; promoted to Captain and C.B. for this service (New Zealand Medal).

A.D.C. to the Queen 1 January 1877 to 30 December 1878; when Commodore of the West Coast of Africa and Cape of Good Hope stations during the old Colony war, 1877-78, received the thanks of both Houses of Cape Parliament, the Governor, &c.; C.M.G. for this service; in Natal during the Zulu war, 1878-79, received the thanks of Sir Bartle Frere and General Lord Chelmsford for co-operation, &c, K.C.B. for this service (Zulu Medal, Clasp 1877-78-79).

Appointed to Command Detached Squadron, December 1881; joined Admiral Sir Beauchamp Seymour off Alexandria with the Squadron, 19 July 1882, employed under him off Alexandria till 20th August, the Senior Officer at Port Said till conclusion of war (Egyptian Medal, Khedive’s Bronze Star, Medjidie 2nd Class); thanks of both Houses of Parliament; Second in Command Channel Fleet, 14 August to 16 March 1883; Director of Transports, 1 April 1883; F.R.G.S., J.P. for Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Admiral Sir Francis Sullivan retired in 1892, and died on 13 May 1906."
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