James Graham Goodenough
|Born||3 December 1830
|Died||20 August 1875
|Years of service||1844 - 1875|
|Commands held||HMS Victoria
Australia Station (1873–1875)
|Battles/wars||Second Opium War|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Educated at Westminster School, Goodenough joined the Royal Navy in 1844 and went on to serve in the Second Opium War being present at the capture of Canton in 1857. Promoted to Captain in 1863, he was given command of HMS Victoria and then HMS Minotaur. He served as Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station from 1873 and died aboard HMS Pearl off the coast of Australia from wounds inflicted from poisoned arrows in an attack by natives of the Santa Cruz Islands.
In 1864 he married Victoria Hamilton; they had two sons.
|Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station