Frederick Edwyn Forbes

Birth: 1819

Frederick Edwyn Forbes (Lieutenant, 1843. f-p., 14; h-p., 0.), born 3 April, 1819, is second surviving son of Retired-Capt. John Forbes, R.N. This officer entered the Navy 14 Aug. 1833; passed his examination 5 Jan. 1839; and served, as Mate, in the West Indies, South America, and the East Indies, on board the Skipjack schooner, Lieut.-Commander Augustus Chas. May, Champion 18, Capt. Rich. Byron, North Star 26, Capt. Sir Jas. Everard Home, and Cornwallis 72, flag-ship of Sir Wm. Parker.

Since his promotion, which took place 29 Aug. 1843, his appointments have been - 7 Sept. 1843 and 2 July, 1844, to the Serpent 16, Capt. Wm. Nevill, and Wolf 18, Capts. Geo. Evan Davis and Jas. Alex. Gordon, both in the East Indies - and, 19 Oct. 1846, to the Penelope steam-frigate, bearing the broad pendant of Sir Chas. Hotham on the coast of Africa, where he is at present serving.

References:

A Naval Biographical Dictionary by William Richard O'Byrne. pg. 369.

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Dahomey and the Dahomans (1851) Dahomey and the Dahomans 1851
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