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William Farquharson Burnett
Royal Navy officer

William Farquharson Burnett

William Farquharson Burnett
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Intro Royal Navy officer
A.K.A. Commodore William Farquharson Burnett
Was Military personnel Officer Navy officer Noble
From New Zealand Scotland United Kingdom
Field Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 1837, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Death 7 February 1863, Auckland, New Zealand (aged 26 years)
Companion of the Order of the Bath  
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Commodore William Farquharson Burnett, CB (1815 – 7 February 1863) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy.

Naval career

Burnett was appointed a lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1838. Promoted to captain in 1854, he commanded Tortoise at Ascension. He served as Governor of Ascension from 1858 until 1861. He was then the Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station between 21 July 1862 until 7 February 1863. He drowned when HMS Orpheus was wrecked and sank off the west coast of Auckland, New Zealand on 7 February 1863.

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