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Edward Killwick Calver

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Captain Edward Killwick Calver R.N. (1813-1892)


1893 Obituary [1]

CAPTAIN EDWARD KILLWICK CALVER, R.N. (retired), F.R.S., was born at Southwold on the 6th of December, 1813.

At fifteen years of age he entered the navigating branch of the Royal Navy, on board HMS Crocodile and for seven years was on foreign service in the East Indies and on the coast of South America.

Returning to England in 1836, he joined the Hydro-graphic Department of the Navy and commenced his long period of service as a marine surveyor on home stations. For thirty-six years, with scarcely a break, he carried out these duties mainly on the north and east coasts of Great Britain.....[more]


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