James Edward Bickford
Life & Career
Bickford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 13 December, 1848.
Bickford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 6 August, 1860.
Bickford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 3 April, 1868.
While in command of the iron screw troopship Serapis, Bickford suffered two collisions in December 1873 as he travelled from Suez to Gibraltar and beyond. Amzingly, I see nothing in his service record about these.
He retired at his own request on 16 September, 1876.
Henry D. Grant
|Captain of H.M.S. Serapis
1 Jun, 1873 – 31 Jul, 1874
The Hon. Henry C. Glyn
- "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), 20 Dec. 1873, p. 5.
- The Navy List. (July, 1873). p. 191.