George Sherass Brittain

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth24.11.1801CSORN
First Known Service13.1.1813CSORN
WifeMiss Busby - Married 29.8.1832NBD1849
Last Known Service1848CSORN
Date of Death21.3.1857TGM

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
13.1.1813 Entered the navyNBD1849
13.1.1813 Sceptre (74), VolunteerNBD1849
1817 Northumberland (74), MidshipmanNBD1849
1824 Prince Regent (120), Master's MateNBD1849
20.10.1829 LieutenantNBD1849
30.12.18311846Appointed Coast GuardNBD1849
17.1.1846 Commanding the Mermaid, revenue vesselNBD1849
17.1.18461848Mermaid, Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849

Notes on Officer

Entry in "A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849"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.


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook

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Posted by Paul Donohoe on Thursday 25th of May 2017 19:11

March 21. At Berwick-upon-Tweed, suddenly, George Sherass Brittain, Captain R.N.

[The Gentleman's Magazine & Historical Review, Jan 1857 - Jun 1857, Volume II, page 626. Google Books, accessed 25/05/2017]

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