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Rear Admiral SANCHEZ CARRION Alvarado, Rafael

Rear Admiral

SANCHEZ CARRION Alvarado
Rafael

(Lima 26/10/1848 - Lima 31/5/1922). Son of Lieutenant Colonel Tomás Sánchez Carrión Dueñas and Manuela Alvarado. He graduated as a midshipman at the Naval Academy in 1871. He embarked on Independence and in 1872 passed to the Union, where he left for England to make repairs in his boilers. In 1875 he was in the Mayro, taking part in the exploratory commission of the guaneras. He sailed in the Pilcomayo and in the vapor Limeña, and when the War of the Pacific was exploded was destined to the Union.

It took part in all the campaign, taking the dam Adelaida Rojas (7/19/1879) to Callao, attending the double rupture of the blockade of Arica (17/3/1880), and participating in the defense of Callao to the control of the Arno boat. After the war it was Captain of Port of Pisco, Tambo de Mora, Tumbes and Chala. He served in Vilcanota and Santa Rosa, and in 1889 participated in the commission that was to repatriate the remains of Admiral Grau and other sailors and military fallen during the War of the Pacific. Between 1903 and 1906 he was deputy director of the School of Grumetes, aboard the Constitution. Ascended to Captain of Ship in 1911. He was married with the Italian Teresa Siena.