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Charles John Austen


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1779NBD1849
First Known Service7.1791NBD1849
FatherReverend George Austen
WifeHarriet Palmer (sister of Francis)NBD1849
WifeFrances PalmerNBD1849
SonIn the armyNBD1849
Brother
Sir Francis William AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1848
NBD1849
Last Known Service7.10.1852NBD1849
Date of Death7.10.1852 - Prome in the River Irrawaddi

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
7.1791 Entered the Royal Naval CollegeNBD1849
9.1794 Entered the NavyNBD1849
9.1794 
Daedalus (32) 1780-1811
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NBD1849
4.179713.12.1797
Endymion (44) 1797-1868
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Midshipman
NBD1849
13.12.1797 
Scorpion (16) 1785-1802
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
16.12.1797 LieutenantCSORN
12.1798 
Tamar (38) 1796-1810
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
16.2.1799 
Endymion (44) 1797-1868
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
4.1803 
Endymion (44) 1797-1868
British 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Lieutenant
NBD1849
25.6.1803 Capture of the Bacchante 
10.10.1804 CommanderCSORN
18065.1810
Indian (18) 1805-1817
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
1807 Married Frances, youngest daughter of J G Palmer, Attorney-General of BermudaW033
10.5.1810 CaptainCSORN
10.5.18101811
Swiftsure (74) 1804-1845
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
10.181011.1811
Cleopatra (32) 1779-1814
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
5.18116.1811
Egmont (74) 1810-1875
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
11.18119.1815
Namur (74) 1805-1833
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1714
9.181420.2.1816
Phoenix (36) 1783-1816
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
1820 Married Harriet, elder sister of his first wifeW033
6.1826 second in command on the Jamaica stationW033
2.6.182612.1828
Aurora (38) 1814-1851
British 38 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
12.182812.1830
Winchester (60) 1822-1921
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
NBD1849
14.4.18386.1841
Bellerophone (80) 1818-1892
British 80 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1824 Renamed "Bellerophone"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
W025
1840 Companion of the Bath for service during the bombardment of St Jean dAcre on 3 November 1840W033
3.11.1840 Bombardment of Acre 
9.11.1846 Rear-Admiral of the BlueNBD1849
14.1.1850 Commander-in-chief, East Indies and China (until he died, off Prome in the River Irrawaddi, during the second Anglo-Burmese war)W033
14.1.18507.10.1852
Hastings (32) 1821-1855
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue
NBD1849


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