Sir Joseph Jordan

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1603ODNB
First Known Service1642ODNB
Last Known Service29.10.1672ODNB
Date of Death2.6.1685 - Hatfield WoodsideODNB

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1642 CaptainODNB
1642 Caesar, Master and Commanding OfficerW015
16431644Expedition (30), and Commanding OfficerW015
16441646Expedition (30), Captain and Commanding OfficerW015
16471648Expedition (30), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
9.16501653Pelican (34), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
8.1652 Rear-AdmiralODNB
16.8.1652 Battle of Plymouth 
28.9.1652 Battle of Kentish Knock 
18.2.1652/5320.2.1652/53Battle of Portland 
3.1652/53 Triumph (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerW014
16.3.1652/53 Vanguard (56), Vice-Admiral of the Blue and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
29.3.1653 Vice-Admiral of the BlueODNB
2.6.16533.6.1653Commanded the The Blue Squadron - Vanguard at the Battle of the Gabbard 
31.7.1653 Battle of Scheveningen 
1654 Rear-AdmiralODNB
1654 Unicorn (46), Rear-Admiral and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
16549.1654George (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerW014
29.11.166425.6.1665Saint George (52), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
27.6.16653.12.1666Royal Oak (76), Rear-Admiral of the White and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
29.6.1665 Appointed Knight BachelorODNB
2.7.1665 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteODNB
1666 Rear-Admiral of the RedCSORN
5.1666 Vice-Admiral of the RedODNB
1.6.16664.6.1666Commanded the Red Squadron, Van Division at the Four Days Battle 
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the Red Squadron, Van Division at the St James Day Battle 
26.3.16685.4.1668Victory (82), Vice-Admiral of the Red and Commanding OfficerB051
6.4.166813.6.1668Henry (64), Rear-Admiral and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1672 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
16725.1672Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the RedB051
19.1.1671/728.4.1672Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1603
8.4.167229.10.1672Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-AdmiralBWAS-1603
5.1672 Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the BlueB051
28.5.1672 Commanded the Blue Squadron, Rear Division at the Battle of Solebay 


ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
W015English Parliamentary JournalsVariousWeb Site
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Patsy Whenuaroa on Tuesday 16th of October 2018 07:03

Also trying to track history says he is an ancestor of mine

Posted by John Jordan on Friday 9th of March 2018 19:43

Trying to establish if he is an ancestor. I have a copy of his will but cannot track his descendants. This file is a very useful account of his military history.

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