George James Shirley

First Known Service1760/11/20 
Last Known Service1860/11/20 

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
Lieutenant, 1790/11/20CSORN
Commander, 1797/09/11CSORN
1797/09/111798/04/26Megaera As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
Captain, 1798/04/26CSORN
1798/04/261798/07Mars As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
Superannuated Rear-Admiral, 1825/06/02NL1835-3


CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NL1835-3 The Navy List 1835 - MarchThe AdmiraltyDigital Book
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Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 8th of January 2017 12:37

Son of Captain James Shirley, who obtained post rank on the 16th Feb. 1772, and perished in command of the Vestal frigate (together with all his officers and crew) on the banks of Newfoundland, in 1777; and grandson of Captain James Shirley, (seniority April 27th, 1762), who died in command of the Dolphin 20, on the East India station, in 1774.

Royal Naval Biography : Or, Memoirs of the Services of All the Flag-officers.. [1833]

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