John Rankine R.N.
Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent
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