Joseph Mead

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1710CSORN
First Known Service19.12.1739CSORN
Last Known Service3.6.1763CSORN
Date of Death1799CSORN
Will Probated11.12.1799, PROB 11/1334/102

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
6.3.1745/46 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/86/236RNLPC
19.8.1747 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/259CSORN
5.4.1757 Commander ADM 6/18/380CSORN
5.4.17577.7.1761Crown (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/380BWAS-1714
7.7.1761 Captain ADM 6/19/327CSORN
7.7.17613.6.1763Fowey (24), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/327BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
14.3.176215.3.1762Fowey vs Ventura 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
1.7.1779 Included in the list of captains receiving half-pay.ADM 104

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 12th of April 2014 12:51

MEAD, JOSEPH, commanded the Fowey in [1762, and behaved with great skill and gallantry in an action with a Spanish frigate of superior force in the West Indies, which he captured. Captain Mead was the inventor of the machine called a hog, for cleaning ships’ bottoms. He also wrote a treatise on currents at sea, and died in 1799.

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