Philip Fitzgibbon


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service31.7.1809CSORN
Last Known Service31.7.1809CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
31.7.1809 LieutenantCSORN

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site

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Posted by Simon O'Connor-Thompson on Wednesday 23rd of May 2018 10:10

Correction! HMS Myrmidon did NOT sail to St Helena in 1815 - despite a picture (by Thomas Shepherd dated as of 1827) depicting her arriving there in 1815 with HMS Northumberland - FAKE NEWS as someone might say. After accompanying HMS Bellerophon to Plymouth, the Myrmidon shortly afterwards went to Portsmouth for a major refitting.


Posted by Simon O'Connor-Thompson on Monday 7th of May 2018 18:55

Philip FitzGibbon was 2nd Lt on HMS Myrmidon in 1815 when it accompanied the Bellerophon - which had Napoleon and his entourage on board - from Rochefort to Torbay. It subsequently accompanied HMS Northumberland to St Helena, where Napoleon was deposited, and then returned to Plymouth.

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