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Douglas, George A., fl.1858-1880 (Lieutenant and Captain)



  • Existence: fl.1858 - 1880


George A. Douglas served on board H.M.S. Impérieuse and H.M.S. Coromandel, flagships of Admiral Sir James Hope, commander-in-chief in China during Taiping rebellion, 1861-64.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


George A. Douglas: Naval Log-Book of China and the Taiping Rebellion

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9378
Scope and Contents

Journal, describing patrols from Hong Kong along the Chinese and Japanese coast to Yokohama; landings at Tientsin and Chefoo; a patrol up the Yangtze River to Shanghai; the relief of Kah-Ding; the return to Chatham, with many sketches of ships, signals and coastal profiles (including sketches made in Egypt on H.M.S. Medina, 1858); newscuttings, especially from Shanghai newspapers relating to the rebellion; and a summary of his career, 'War and meritorious service 27/12/[18]80'.

Dates: 1858-1880 (Circa)
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