Sir Robert Holmes

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1622ODNB
First Known Service1660ODNB
Last Known Service22.10.1672ODNB
Date of Death18.11.1692 - Yarmouth, Isle of WightODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1660 CaptainCSORN
6.1660 Truelove (14), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
9.11.166018.8.1661Henrietta (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1661 Rear-AdmiralCSORN
14.3.1664/6514.6.1665Revenge (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
1666 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
27.3.1666 Appointed Knight BachelorODNB
28.3.16662.6.1666Defiance (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1.6.16664.6.1666Commanded the Red Squadron, Rear Division at the Four Days Battle 
3.6.16669.6.1666Defiance (64), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1603
10.6.166621.1.1666/67Henry (64), Rear-Admiral of the Red and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
25.7.166626.7.1666St James Day Battle 
8.8.1666 Fanfan (4), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1603
9.8.166610.8.1666Tiger (40), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedBWAS-1603
9.8.166610.8.1666Holmes' Bonfire 
1667 AdmiralCSORN
9.1667 Defiance (64), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1603
26.3.166815.9.1668Cambridge (68), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
16.1.1671/7222.10.1672Saint Michael (90), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
13.3.1671/72 Commanded the Initial Attackers at the Battle of Smyrna Convoy 
28.5.1672 Battle of Solebay 

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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 20th of January 2016 02:37

London Gazette 1667 Kinsale Sept. 13: On Wednesday last arrived here Sir Robert Holmes with six men of war, and 14 merchant ships under his convoy, whereof 3 Virginia ships, and 11 from the Streights, of which last numbered were: The Smirns Factor; The John and David; The Merchant's Servant; The Experiment; The Hopeful Employment; The Margaret and Elizabeth; The James and 3 others.

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