NAVAL COMMISSION. Commander Charles Gepp Robinson, 1838. 18302

£175

Description

The original Admiralty Commission appointing Charles Gepp Robinson to be Commander of Her Majesty’s Sloop, Falcon. Signed by Admiral Sir William Parker. Vellum, 11 x 12 inches, Admiralty seal affixed, in good clean condition, folds. Admiralty, 28 June 1838. Vice-Admiral Charles Gepp Robinson (1805-1875) surveyed settlements in Africa, in operations against slave traders. From 1829 he was employed in the Surveying Department of the Navy. Admiral Sir William Parker (1781-1866) was appointed commander-in-chief in China (1841), where he captured Amoy, Ningpo and other ports, bringing the Opium War to an end (1842). He was commander in chief in the Mediterranean, 1845-52.