John Ferguson

NationalityBritish 
RolesSailor 
First Known Service1726/09/17 
Date of Death1818 

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
Lieutenant, 1756/09/17CSORN
1757/031758/09Prince of Orange As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
17581758/09Port Mahon As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1759/021763Firm As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
Commander, 1777/09/05CSORN
1781 Berwick As Commanding OfficerEWIKI
Captain, 1781/03/21CSORN
1781/08/05 Battle of Dogger BankCSORN
Rear-Admiral of the Blue, 1799/02/14CSORN
Rear-Admiral of the White, 1801/01/01CSORN
Rear-Admiral of the Red, 1804/04/23CSORN
Vice-Admiral of the Blue, 1805/11/09CSORN
Vice-Admiral of the White, 1808/04/28CSORN
Admiral of the Blue, 1810/07/31CSORN
Admiral of the White, 1814/06/04CSORN

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
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Posted by Gordon Simmonds on Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:11

I think this entry combines data on two different John Fergusons (probably father and son). Also most sources spell the surname Fergusson.
John Fergusson senior (1710-1767) commanded the Prince of Orange and then the Firm under Admiral Hawke but missed the battle of Quiberon Bay.
John Fergusson junior (1731-1818)fits all the promotion dates given and had temporary command of the Port Mahon as a lieutenant, commanded the ship sloop Sylph (14)as commander from 1777-1779 and as a captain commanded the Berwick (74) at the Battle of Dogger Bank. After leaving the Berwick he probably never served at sea again but just rose through the ranks.

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