Henry Hastings Jauncey

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Commander Henry Hastings Jauncey (25 January, 1851 – 9 February, 1890) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Jauncey entered the Navy in December, 1863.[1]

Jauncey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 17 December, 1873.[2]

His first and only command of the gunboat Cygnet was marred by a collision with an Italian merchant vessel while rounding Cape Faro on 4 August, 1883. Jauncey blamed the accident on the loss of cable shackles and a bower anchor, but the Board did not find this sufficient. He was informed of their "grave displeasure" in the matter.[3]

His command was cut short by ill health. A series of evaluations revealed his condition was persistent and severe. [4]

He married Edith Blanche Pringle on 30 July, 1885.[5]

A final determination of his being medically unfit came on 25 May, 1886. Jauncey was retired that day with the rank of Commander. Jauncey died forty months later.[6]

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William Wilson
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
7 Aug, 1882[7] – 27 May, 1884[8]
Succeeded by
Alexander M. Gardiner

Footnotes

  1. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  2. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  3. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  4. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  5. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  6. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  7. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.
  8. Jauncey Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 685.