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|Date from||Date to||Event||Source|
|13.1.1813||Entered the navy||NBD1849|
|13.1.1813||Sceptre (74), Volunteer||NBD1849|
|1817||Northumberland (74), Midshipman||NBD1849|
|1824||Prince Regent (120), Master's Mate||NBD1849|
|30.12.1831||1846||Appointed Coast Guard||NBD1849|
|17.1.1846||Commanding the Mermaid, revenue vessel||NBD1849|
|17.1.1846||1848||Mermaid, Lieutenant and Commanding Officer||NBD1849|
George Sherass Brittain was born 24 Nov.
This officer entered the Navy, 13 Jan. 1813, as a Volunteer, on board the Sceptre 74, and until 1817 served, latterly as Midshipman, in the Marlborough 74, Daphne 22, Capt. Jas. Green, and Northumberland 78, Capt. Jas. Walker. From to 1824 he discharged the duties of Mate, in the Surly cutter, Lieut.-Commander Henry Smith Wilson, and in the Gloucester 74, and Prince Regent 120, flag-ships of Sir Benj. Hallowell, at the Nore. Between the date of his quitting the Prince Regent and of his advancement to the rank of Lieutenant, 20 Oct. 1829, Mr. Brittain (who had passed his examination in 1821) was further employed on board the Swan cutter, Lieut.-Commander Joseph Rich. Raggett Webb, at the Nore – Crocodile 23, Capt. John Wm. Montagu, in the East Indies – Southampton 52, flag-ship on the same station of Sir Edw. W. C. R. Owen – and Challenger 28, Capt. Chas. Howe Fremantle, at the Cape of Good Hope. He joined the Coast-Guard 30 Dec. 1831; and since 17 Jan. 1846, has been in command of the Mermaid Revenue-vessel.
Lieut. Brittain married, 29 Aug. 1832, Miss Busby.