Charles James Brownrigg

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Captain Charles James Brownrigg, (9 November, 1836 – 3 December, 1881) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Brownrigg's father, Marcus Freeman Brownrigg had also served in the Navy as a Commander.[1]

Brownrigg was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 17 September, 1857.[2]

Brownrigg was promoted to the rank of Commander on 9 April, 1866.[3]

Brownrigg was promoted to the rank of Captain on 18 September, 1873.[4]

Brownrigg commanded several ships. His first was H.M.S. Tamar, in which he fought in the Ashanti War of 1874. He commanded of the iron screw troopship Euphrates from April 1878 through mid-1880 and was chastised for grounding her in December, 1878.[5]

On 8 June 1880, Brownrigg was appointed in command of the elderly H.M.S. London, which was involved in anti-slaving work off the African coast. In December 1881, Brownrigg was killed while leading a boarding party against a slaving vessel off Pemba which was better protected against interference than he expected.[6]

Brownrigg's widow was granted a special pension of £200 per annum.[7]

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Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John D'Arcy
Captain of H.M.S. Jumna
10 Oct, 1877[8] – 12 Oct, 1877[9]
Succeeded by
George Parsons
Preceded by
Henry Hand
Captain of H.M.S. Euphrates
22 Apr, 1878[10] – 9 Jun, 1880[11]
Succeeded by
Charles S. Cardale

Footnotes

  1. BritainsForgottenWars.co.uk.
  2. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/404. f. ?.
  3. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/404. f. ?.
  4. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/404. f. ?.
  5. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/404. f. 150.
  6. BritainsForgottenWars.co.uk.
  7. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/404. f. 150.
  8. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/404. f. 150.
  9. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/404. f. 150.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 255.
  11. Brownrigg Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36/404. f. 150.