Edward Joseph Bird

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1798W025
First Known Service9.9.1812CSORN
FatherRev. Godfrey BirdW025
Last Known Service11.12.1875CSORN
Date of Death3.12.1881W025

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.9.1812 Entered the NavyNBD1849
9.9.18121813Boyne (98), 1st Class VolunteerNBD1849
18138.1814Ville de Paris (110), MidshipmanNBD1849
8.181412.1815Queen (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
12.18155.1819Albion (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
27.8.1816 Bombardment of Algiers 
5.181928.2.1821Ramillies (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
28.2.182111.1823Hecla (12), Master's MateNBD1849
1.182411.1825Fury (12), Master's MateNBD1849
182611.1827Hecla (12), Master's MateNBD1849
7.11.1827 LieutenantNBD1849
14.5.183116.10.1833Galatea (36), LieutenantNBD1849
16.10.183313.2.1834Thunderer (84), LieutenantNBD1849
13.2.1834 Medea (4), First LieutenantNBD1849
9.4.18399.1843Erebus (18), First LieutenantNBD1849
16.8.1841 CommanderNBD1849
9.1843 Returned from a long Antarctic expedition in the ErebusNBD1849
4.10.1843 CaptainNBD1849
4.10.1843 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
2.184812.1849Investigator, Captain and Commanding OfficerW025
6.2.1863 Superannuated Rear-AdmiralW025
2.7.1869 Superannuated Vice-AdmiralW025
11.12.1875 Superannuated AdmiralW025

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Posted by John Knight on Thursday 13th of July 2017 18:42

I am Researching Naval personnel with James Clark Ross in Antarctic expedition of 1839 to 1843.
Found this site with info on E J Bird. most helpful.
He went on captain HMS Investigator looking for Franklin in 1848. Retired as an Admiral in 1875.
He was one of the 'Polar Panel' in famous picture showing all the top brass who tried to from a strategy for searching for Franklin

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