Looking for info & photo of HMS Falcon (1880s)

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Re: Looking for info & photo of HMS Falcon (1880s)

Postby crimea1854 » 25 Aug 2016 19:47

Sarah

The ADM 196 series of records usually include details of all the ships on which a man served, so in your position I would take a punt. The alternative route is to look at the online Navy Lists available as free downloads and try and piece together your mans service history. I've had a look at some, but there appear to be gaps, so the ADM 196 would be my preferred route.

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Re: Looking for info & photo of HMS Falcon (1880s)

Postby BingandNelsonFan » 25 Aug 2016 21:12

Oh, thanks! I will do this then and post again soon! From the little image they show, it looks like it's going to show a good amount of stuff. Perhaps it will give a lead on some of those medals.

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Re: Looking for info & photo of HMS Falcon (1880s)

Postby BingandNelsonFan » 07 Sep 2016 15:49

Hi, again!

I found two different papers on the National Archives site dealing with JE Pringle's service. I've downloaded them and am going to work on transcribing them. One gives the full list of each ship that he served on and the dates of service. He did serve on the HMS Hastings from 11 Jan 1855 to 12 May 1856. He then was on the HMS Centurion as a Naval Cadet from 13 May 1856 to 10 Jan 1857. He was then promoted to Midshipman and continued to serve on the Centurion until 26 Jul 1859.

Other ships that he served on as Midshipman were:
Trafalgar (27 Jul 1859 - 26 May 1860) --- '59 was the year that she was converted to Screw Propulsion!
Gorgon (24 Oct 1860 - 9 Mar 1861)
Brisk (10 Mar 1861 - 22 Apr 1861)
Forte (23 Apr 1861 - 25 May 1861)

He then served as Acting Sub-Lt. and Acting Lieutenant on the HMS Forte (26 May 1861-5 Mar 1863).

Once promoted to Lieutenant (and on through the ranks) his ships were:
Scylla (9 Sep 1863 - 17 Oct 1866)
Banterer (18 Oct 1866 - 12 Aug 1869)
Fisgard (13 Aug 1869 - 7 Nov 1869)
Northumberland (15 Jul 1870 - 30 Sep 1873)
Favorite (7 Jan 1875 - 6 Feb 1876)
Lordwarden (21 Dec 1876 - 28 Dec 1876)
Vulture (2 Aug 1878 - 29 Oct 1880)
Falcon (24 Feb 1882 - 28 Feb 1885)
Cyclops (5 Jul 1887 - 27 Aug 1887)
Carysfort (30 Mar 1888 - 12 Mar 1891)

Some ships are marked with an "S" and some with an "H". Does that mean something to anyone?

crimea1854 wrote:I believe I have now found him serving as a Naval Cadet on HMS Hastings on the Baltic medal roll, this medal was sent to HMS Centurion in 1857.

Martin


Does that mean that his actual medal was sent to the Centurion? Or would that be the commendation or notice of the award? I don't really know very much about the Navy at all, as is rather obvious, I'm afraid. :)

Thanks so much to everyone for the help!
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Re: Looking for info & photo of HMS Falcon (1880s)

Postby crimea1854 » 08 Sep 2016 20:05

This is the actual medal being sent. I assume it would be presented by the Captain.

Haven't yet got an explanation for the 'S' and 'H', but I will continue to give it some thought.

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Re: Looking for info & photo of HMS Falcon (1880s)

Postby BingandNelsonFan » 08 Sep 2016 21:20

Thanks! I've just sent a PM your way. If it is helpful, I can send the documents, which will show the "S" and "H" notes with the ships. :)

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Re: Looking for info & photo of HMS Falcon (1880s)

Postby BingandNelsonFan » 06 Aug 2017 13:34

Hi! Well, I have finished my webpage for Admiral Pringle. Of course, I'll always be adding to it, but thanks to all the help from everything here --- it looks pretty nice! The tip about the Admiralty records was fabulous and really added to everything that I had gotten from family papers and newspapers. Thanks!
http://www.eliotsofporteliot.com/pringles/pringle-john-eliot.html

You can also click on his father's name (in the right-hand column), who was an officer in the Coldstream Guards. Two of Admiral Pringle's brothers, as well, were military (their pages can be accessed through the father's page).

Thanks for all the help, and should anyone find more details . . . well, I'm always looking to add to these facts!
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