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Royal Naval Biography/Fremantle, Charles Howe


CHARLES HOWE FREMANTLE, Esq.
[Post-Captain of 1826.]

Second son of the late Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Francis Fremantle, G.C.B. a Baron of the Austrian states, K.M.T. and K.S.F., by Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Richard Wynne, of Falkingham, co. Lincoln, Esq.

This officer was made a lieutenant, Nov. 11th, 1819; appointed to the Rochfort 80, fitting out for the flag of Sir Graham Moore (his father’s successor in the chief command on the Mediterranean station) April 15th, 1820; and advanced to the rank of commander, April 23d, 1822. He was afterwards employed in the coast-guard service at Lymington, and from thence appointed, June 24th, 1824, to the Jasper of 10 guns, in which sloop he visited Mexico. His commission as captain bears date, Aug. 4th, 1826; and he at present commands the Challenger 28, stationed in the East Indies. His eldest brother was created a baronet, Aug. 14th, 1821; and one of his sisters, Augusta Henrietta, is married to Sir James Fitzgerald, Bart, of Castle Ishen, in the county of Cork.