Sir John Moore

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth24.3.1717/18TRN3
First Known Service6.4.1738TRN3
FatherHenry MooreODNB
MotherCatherine KnatchbullODNB
WifePenelope MatthewsODNB
Last Known Service29.1.1778TRN3
Date of Death2.2.1779CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
6.4.1738 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationODNB
23.5.1738 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/174CSORN
26.2.1742/43 Commander ADM 6/16/151ADM 6/16
26.2.1742/435.5.1743Terror (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/151ADM 6/16
6.5.17431.9.1743Ferret (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/178BWAS-1714
24.12.1743 Captain ADM 6/16/253CSORN
24.12.174317.4.1744Squirrel (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/253ADM 6/16
18.4.174424.2.1744/45Dolphin (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/295BWAS-1714
25.2.1744/4525.9.1746Deptford (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/159BWAS-1714
21.7.174729.12.1747Duke (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/251ADM 6/17
29.12.174720.12.1748Saint Albans (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/303BWAS-1714
1.12.174825.4.1749Monarch (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/415BWAS-1714
20.2.175331.3.1756William and Mary (10), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/60BWAS-1714
31.3.17565.5.1757Devonshire (66), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/249BWAS-1714
5.5.1757 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/18/393ADM 6/18
5.5.17571760Cambridge (80), as Flag Officer, Commodore ADM 6/18/393BWAS-1714
16.1.175919.1.1759Commanded the British Leeward Island's Squadron at the Attack on Martinique 
20.1.17591.5.1759Commanded the British Leeward Islands' Squadron at the Capture of Guadeloupe 
2.12.1761 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Downs ADM 6/19/370ADM 6/19
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/19/445CSORN
17661769Appointed Commander-in-Chief — PortsmouthEWIKI
18.5.1770 Appointed Knight Companion of the Order of the BathTKE1
18.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/302CSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/305CSORN
31.3.1775 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/83CSORN
29.1.1778 Admiral of the BlueCSORN


TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TKE1The Knights of England. A complete record Vol IWilliam Arthur Shaw and George Dames BurtchaellDigital Book

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