Cmdr Charles A. Lodder (1820-1885)


Charles Arthur Lodder was a Royal Naval officer and artist in Victorian England. Lodder served as Midshipman of the Powerful 84, Commodore Chas. Napier, during all the operations on the coast of Syria, including the bombardment of St. Jean d'Acre. He passed his examination 7 July, 1842; was employed in the Mediterranean, as Mate, from the close of that year until promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 26 June, 1846, of the Orestes 18, Capt. Hon. Swynfen Thos. Carnegie, and Virago steam-sloop, Capts. Geo. Graham Otway and John Lunn; and since 22 Oct. in the latter year has been serving in the Sidon steam-frigate, Capt. Wm. Honyman Henderson, now on the coast of Portugal. In 1854 he was given command of HMS Viper in the Mediterranean and promoted to Lieutenant Commander. He retired as a Commander in 1858.

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