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Henry Newcome


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1.1782CSORN
Last Known Service1797CSORN
Date of Death1797CSORN
Will Probated29.11.1797, PROB 11/1298/256

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
2.1.1782 LieutenantADM 6/23
1.3.1782 CommanderADM 6/23
1.3.178219.5.1782
Combustion (8) 1781-1784
British 8 Gun
Unrated Fireship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/22
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies
Confirmed 29.1.1793
BWAS-1714
12.4.1782 Battle of Providien 
19.5.1782 CaptainCSORN
19.5.17827.7.1782
Hero (74) 1759-1810
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1800 Renamed "Rochester"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/22
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies
Confirmed 29.1.1783
BWAS-1714
6.7.1782 2nd Battle of Negapatam 
18.10.178612.6.1790
Maidstone (28) 1758-1794
British 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/23/361
BWAS-1714
3.12.17921797
Orpheus (32) 1780-1807
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer: On board from 4.12.1792 ADM 6/24/183
BWAS-1714
5.5.1794 Orpheus vs Duguay Trouin 


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Posted by Bob Brooks on Wednesday 29th of January 2014 21:43

His three commissions by VAdm Sir Edward Hughes, CinC East Indies, all confirmed by Admiralty on 29 Jan 1783 (ADM 6/23,p.22), were: 4th Lieut., HMS Superb, 3d rate/74 guns, on 02 Jan 1782; Master & Commander, HMS Cumbustion, Fireship, on 01 Mar 1782; and Captain, HMS Hero, 3d rate/74 guns on 19 May 1782.

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