A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Richards, George Henry
RICHARDS. (Commander, 1845.)
George Henry Richards entered the Navy 3 Nov. 1832; passed his examination 12 March, 1840; was promoted (while Mate of the Caledonia 120, flag-ship at Plymouth of Sir David Milne) to the rank of Lieutenant 12 July, 1842; and, from that period until advanced for his services in the Parana to the rank he now holds, 18 Nov. 1845, was stationed in South America in the Philomel surveying-brig, Capt. Bartholomew Jas. Sulivan. He has been employed, since 14 Oct. 1847, as Second-Captain of the Acheron steam surveying-vessel, of 160-horse power, Capt. John Lort Stokes, on the East India station. Agents – Messrs. Ommanney.