NAVAL COMMISSION. Lieutenant Charles Edmund Tennant, 1836. 19558



The original Admiralty Commission appointing Charles Edmund Tennant to be Lieutenant of His Majesty’s Ship Imogene. Signed by Admiralty Commissioners, countersigned by John Barrow, Secretary to the Admiralty. Vellum 11 x 13 inches, Admiralty seal affixed, folds, in good clean condition. Admiralty, 7 June 1836. Commander Charles Edmund Tennant served for three years in HMS Imogene in South America. In 1841 he was appointed Flag-Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral Sir William Parker, whom he accompanied to the coast of China, where he saw distinguished service in the China War. HMS Imogene, launched in 1831, served in the East Indies, China and South America, but was accidentally burnt while out of commission on 27 September 1840.