A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Des Voeux, Charles Frederick
DES VOEUX. (Lieutenant, 1846.)
Charles Frederick Des Voeux passed his examination 1 May, 1844; was employed for severa 1 months, as Mate, in the Excellent gunnery-ship at Portsmouth, Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings; and, since 4 March, 1845, has been engaged on a North-west Passage explorative mission, in the Erebus discovery ship, Capt. Sir John Franklin. His promotion to the rank of Lieutenant took place 9 Nov. 1846.