Date of Seniority Royal Navy 23 August 1814
John Rankine was appointed Surgeon in the Royal Navy on 23 August 1814. He was appointed to the Madagascar
in the Mediterranean 5 June 1833
He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on two convict ship voyages to Australia:
Sarah and Elizabeth
to NSW in 1837
Lord William Bentinck to VDL in 1838.
Notes and Links
1). National Archives
. Reference: ADM 101/66/7 Description: Medical and Surgical journal of the female convict ship Sarah and Elizabeth for 15 December 1836 to 3 May 1837 by John Rankine, Surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in her passage from England to Port Jackson, New South Wales.
2). National Archives
. Reference: ADM 101/45/4 Description: Medical journal of Lord William Bentinck, convict ship, for 16 March to 3 September 1838 by John Rankine, Surgeon and Superintendent, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage from England to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land. (Described at item level).
 Navy List
The Navy List 1834