Colomb, P. H. (Philip Howard), 1831-1899

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1846 entered the navy; 1846-1849 served in the Mediterranean on the steam frigate Sidon; 1848-1851 midshipman on the Reynard against piracy in Chinese waters; 1852 midshipman on the Serpent during the Second Anglo-Burmese War; 1854 mate on the Phoenix during an Arctic expedition to Smith Sound; 1855 lieutenant of the Hastings during the Crimean War; 1859-1863 flag-lieutenant to rear-admiral Sir Thomas Pasley; 1861 invented the flashing system of signals; 1868-1870 commanded HMS Dryad in the Persian Gulf, engaged in the suppression of the slave trade; 1873 invented the system of interior lighting for warships; 1874-1877 commander of the Audacious, China; 1880-1881 commander of Thunderer in the Mediterranean; 1881-1884 captain of the steam reserve, Portsmouth; 1884-1886 flag-captain to commander-in-chief, Portsmouth; 1886 retired; 1887 rear-admiral; 1892 vice-admiral.

Epithet: naval officer

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referencedIn Dewey, George, 1837-1917. Letter : Washington, D.C., to S. O'Donnell, Malden, Mass., 1902 Dec. 20. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Barry Gough fonds. Laurier Library, Wilfrid Laurier University Library
referencedIn Vol. LXVII (ff. 321). 21 Jan. 1863-18 Nov. 1869.includes:ff. 1-5, 206-209, 256-281 Navy; England: Memoranda rel. to signals, steam tactics, etc.: 1866-1868, n.d. ff. 7, 17 Rear-Admiral John Ommanney Hopkins, Admiral 1896; GCB 1899: Letters to Sir W. ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XLII (ff. 289). 1891-1896.includes:f. 1 Major-General William Kidston Elles, KCB 1891: Letters to Sir C. Dilke: 1889, 1891.f. 2 Harry Kynoch Hudson, CBE; Secretary to Sir C W Dilke: Minute by: 1891.f. 2 John Cooksey, proprietor of 'Dean F..., 1891-1896 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XVIII (ff. 219). 1896-1898.includes:f. 1 Colonel George Leonard Lee, Commandant, Queensland: Letter to E. T. H. Hutton: 1896.ff. 1-57b Commonwealth of Australia: Papers of Sir E. T. H. Hutton as G. O. C. Military Forces,: 1881-1905.ff. 6, 53..., 1896-1898 British Library
referencedIn SCIENTIFIC PAPERS by Charles Babbage. Autograph. 1. Notes ou mechanical drawing and lettering. See Laws of Mechanical Notation, by C. Babbage (privately printed, 1851); Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, by C. Babbage (1864), pp. 142-146; and B..., 1851-1890 British Library
referencedIn Dewey, George, 1837-1917. Letter : Washington, D.C., to S. O'Donnell, Malden, Mass., 1902 Dec. 20. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Vol. XVII (ff. 269). 1893-1895.Commonwealth of Australia: Papers of Sir E. T. H. Hutton as G. O. C. Military Forces,: 1881-1905.includes:f. 1 Colonel Sir Lonsdale Augustus Hale: Letters, etc., to E. T. H. Hutton: 1881-1893.f. 3 Major Robert Henry..., 1893-1895 British Library
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Birth 1831-05-29

Death 1899-10-13

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