James Graham Goodenough

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Captain James Graham Goodenough, C.B., C.M.G. (3 December, 1830 – 20 August, 1875) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Goodenough was killed while serving as Commodore on the Australian Station after being struck by poisoned arrows fired by natives of Santa Cruz in an attack the Royal Navy described as "unprovoked." He was memorialized by the institution of a Fund to underwrite an annual Goodenough Medal to be awarded to the Sub-Lieutenant who achieved the highest gunnery examination for the given year and who also achieved a first-class certificate in seamanship.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick H. Stirling
Commander-in-Chief, Australian Station
22 May, 1873[1] – 7 Sep, 1875[2]
Succeeded by
Anthony H. Hoskins


  1. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 89.
  2. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 89.