Document ReferenceOs C 313
TitleLetter from [G. Eden], 1st Earl of Auckland, Admiralty, Whitehall, London, to J.E. Denison; 3 Aug. 1848
Date3 August 1848
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he does not believe he made 'a good choice' in appointing Commander Smith to the 'Helena' although he was recommended highly by Admiralty and Somerset House; refers to incomplete trials involving ship's crew; refers to suspension from service of brigs in Ireland which is more important 'than questions of broad and narrow beam'; states that brigs are at Waterford, Youghal and Berehaven; has asked C. Napier to look after handling of 'Helena' if brigs reassembled and comments that he cannot intercede without court-martialing Smith.
Termgovernment departments, Admiralty
navies, British
patronage, political
maritime vessels, ships, 'Helena'
courts, naval

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6115Napier; Charles (1786-1860); Sir; admiral of the fleet1786-1860
NA9888Eden; George (1784-1849); 1st Earl of Auckland; statesman1784-1849
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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