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
BrotherSir Francis William Austen (1774-1865)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), MidshipmanNBD1849
4.179713.12.1797Endymion (44), MidshipmanNBD1849
13.12.1797 Scorpion (16), LieutenantNBD1849
16.12.1797 LieutenantCSORN
12.1798 Tamar (38), LieutenantNBD1849
16.2.1799 Endymion (44), LieutenantNBD1849
4.1803 Endymion (44), LieutenantNBD1849
25.6.1803 Capture of the Bacchante 
10.10.1804 CommanderCSORN
18065.1810Indian (18), Commander and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1807 Married Frances, youngest daughter of J G Palmer, Attorney-General of BermudaW033
10.5.1810 CaptainCSORN
10.5.18101811Swiftsure (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
10.181011.1811Cleopatra (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
5.18116.1811Egmont (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
11.18119.1815Namur (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
9.181420.2.1816Phoenix (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
1820 Married Harriet, elder sister of his first wifeW033
6.1826 second in command on the Jamaica stationW033
2.6.182612.1828Aurora (38), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
12.182812.1830Winchester (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
14.4.18386.1841Bellerophone (80), Captain and Commanding OfficerW025
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
14.1.18507.10.1852Hastings (32), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueNBD1849


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